, Newburyport, MA

June 15, 2013

Joan Stergion, 77

Nashua, NH — Joan Stergion (Makris), 77, of Nashua, returned home to The Lord after a prolonged illness. Joan passed away at her residence (Aynsley Place in Nashua) with her family and friends by her side.

A lifelong resident of Nashua, Mrs. Stergion was born on March 11, 1936, the daughter of Jean Makris residing in Nashua and the late Peter Makris. She is the wife of the late Andrew Stergion of Nashua, daughter in-law of the late George and Hariclia Stergion, originally from Kalavrita, Greece.

Mrs. Stergion worked at Sanders Associates prior to having children and since has been the matriarch of the extended Stergion family. Loved by all who knew her, Joan will be greatly missed.

Members of her family include her sister, Donna Moffat of Bedford, N.H.; and brother, Peter “Butch” Makris Jr. from Orange City, Fla.; her sons, Gregory Stergion of Portland, Ore.; and George Stergion of Nashua, N.H.; her daughters, Kim Scheidegger of Newburyport, Mass., and the late Karen Stergion. Her loving grandchildren are Nicholas and Andrew Stergion, Bodhi Stergion, Angela and Dominic Scheidegger; and many loving sons and daughters-in-law, and other relatives.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held at noon on Tuesday, June 18, in the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua. The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the noon service in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, 101 Kinsley St., Nashua. Condolences may be offered at