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Polly (Pappas) Player


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. 

She 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.

Her 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.

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