Lynnfield — Mrs. Bessie “Betsy” (Polychronopoulos) Zetes, of Lynnfield, formerly of Lynn, died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 23, 2013. She was the wife of Peter L. Zetes, with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage in October of 2012.
Born and raised in Ipswich, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Arete (Menounos) Polychronopoulos. She was a graduate of Ipswich High School and Bryant Stratton College and prior to her marriage worked as an executive secretary in the insurance industry in Boston. After their marriage, Betsy and Peter lived in Lynn until moving to Lynnfield 9 years ago.
Betsy cherished her family and loved spending time with them. She found true joy in her role as a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was very social and outgoing and will be remembered for her smile, gentle manner, and warmth. She always had a kind word for everyone. Betsy loved watching the Red Sox and Celtics, and enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, Greek cooking, and bingo.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter Stacey Albano and her husband John, of Lynnfield, two grandchildren Matthew and Christina Albano, of Lynnfield, 2 sisters Mary Williams and her husband David, of Ipswich, and Patricia Gerrish and her husband Curtis, of Newbury, three sisters-in-law Jennie Zetes, of Lynn, Viola Papazoglou and her husband Ernest, of Lynn, and Dorothy Zetes, of Swampscott, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Ellen Copeley, Evangelos Polychronopoulos, and Peter Polychronopoulos.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her Funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11 am in St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos Street, Peabody. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation will be held in St. Vasilios Church prior to the Service from 9am-11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church 5 Paleologos St. Peabody, MA 01960. Arrangements are under the direction of the Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Homes 426 Broadway (RTE 129), Lynn. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.