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Sophia E. (Economopoulos) Soffron

Sophia E. (Economopoulos) Soffron, 94, longtime resident of Town Farm Road, Ipswich, and wife of the late Thomas N. Soffron, died Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following her brief illness.

Born in Haverhill April 13, 1917,  daughter of the late Dimitrios and Angelina (Matsoukas) Economopoulos, she was raised in Newburyport , a graduate of Newburyport public schools. As a young woman she was employed in the local shoe industry in both production and the modeling of shoes. Married 1947 in the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, the Soffron’s made their home and raised their family on Town Farm Road. Throughout these years she was an active member of this church she so loved.  She  participated in their  many events, being  the first woman elected to the church council, singing for many years in the choir  and  a member of the Melissa Society.  

Mrs. Soffron enjoyed her time maintaining her home, walks, world travel, having been to Greece several times,  and rides with her son  Nicky’s  convertible.

She is survived by two sons, Nicholas T. Soffron of Ipswich and Thomas T. Soffron and his wife Roseanne of Exeter, NH; four grandchildren, Scott Prisby of Ipswich, Sean Murphy of ME, Sharon Murphy of MA and Andrea Lee of New York City; a great grandchild; a brother, George Economos of Maryland; a sister Maria Creeden of Newburyport and several nephews and nieces. She was the stepmother of the late Mary Murphy formerly of Ipswich; and sister of the late Katina Dedes formerly of FL and the late Olga Cruz formerly of Newburyport.

Her funeral  will be held 9 am Monday, October 3, from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by a funeral service 10 am in the Greek Orthodox Church, Lafayette Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Sunday 4 to 7 pm. Interment will be in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich.

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