Athanasia "Sia" Stanton, 96, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
Athanasia “Sia” Stanton died peacefully in her home with her family by her side.
Sia was born in Mindilogi, Patras, Greece to Giannoula and Nickolas Christodoulopoulos. Sia was sponsored by her family Peter, Panorea and Chris Bithos. She arrived in Pensacola in 1955. After becoming a naturalized citizen, she married her husband Speros Stanton in 1961.
Both Sia and Spero came as Greek immigrants and worked hard side by side in the family restaurant business all their life and raised their family. They established the following restaurants: Spero’s Restaurant on Romano Street, The Busy Bee on Fairfield Drive and Bill’s Fine Foods on Barrancas Avenue. Sia and Spero made their work their life.
Sia welcomed everyone with her beautiful warm smile and hospitable nature. She was known for her warm greeting and loving smile. To know her was to love her.
We will remember Sia as a gentle, kind, patient, loving mother, grandmother, and friend, who inspired kindness and love for all.
She was a generous and dedicated individual who loved her family and was passionate about life. She was an active member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
Sia is preceded in death by her husband, Speros Stanton of 53 years and her sisters, Sophia Kaffousa, Sotetria Maris, Vasiliki Daramouska, Georgia Zaharopoulou and her brother, Christos Christodoulopoulos.
Sia is survived by her daughter, Georgia Stanton and grandson, Christopher Astudillo, many nieces and nephews including favorites Sava and Georgia Varazo, Panayota and Nike Daramouska, Alexios Maris, Maria Bithos-Peterson and Peter Bithos.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:30 AM, followed by the Trisagion and funeral service at 11:00 AM at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 West Garden Street, Pensacola, Florida, 32502. Graveside Service to follow at St. John’s Cemetery, 301 North G. Street, Pensacola, Florida 32501.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 West Garden Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502.
The family would like to thank Emerald Coast Hospice for their care.