Polly (Pappas) Player, 93, longtime resident of Juniper Street,
Ipswich, and the wife of the late Gordon C. Player, died Tuesday
July 6, 2010 in the Port Healthcare Center, Newburyport following
her long illness.
Born in Ipswich April 17, 1917 daughter of the late George M. and
Annie (Katchevelis) Pappas, she was raised in Ipswich, a 1934
graduate of the former Manning High School.
Married in 1941, she and her late husband owned and operated the
Player Trucking Company, the P & A package store and later the A.J.
Barton Monument Company all of Ipswich.
Mrs. Player was lifelong member of the Greek Orthodox Church in
Ipswich and was a member of the Eastern Order of the Eastern Star.
She was a Past Matron of the Heard Chapter #94, and Past Deputy
Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Massachusetts Eastern Star.
is survived by a son, Gordon C. Player, Jr., a daughter, Pollyann
LePage and her husband Philip, four grandchildren, Matthew J. LePage
of CA, Ashley E. Sotiropoulos of Ipswich, Christopher A. Player of
VT and Nicholas L. Player of Ipswich, and two great grandchildren.
She is also survived by two nephews, George Pappas and James
Pappas both of Rowley, nieces Janet Squires of Georgetown and
Katherine Anderson of Lowell, and sister-in-law and dear friend
Julie (Pappas) Burke of Georgetown. She was predeceased by her
brothers Michael Pappas and Nicholas Pappas both formerly of
Ipswich; sisters Julia Adelson formerly of Holyoke, Katherine Abell
formerly of FL and Helen Pappas formerly of MI.
funeral service will be held Friday July 9, 10 am graveside in the
Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial
contributions in her name may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church,
P.O. Box 6, Ipswich, MA 01938.