Effie (Sarbanis) Katsaros, 95, of Haverhill, MA, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021. She was born in Haverhill, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Antoinette (Periakos) Sarbanis.
A graduate of Haverhill High School, Effie was a lifelong resident. She and her late husband, former Mayor George Katsaros, owned and operated the Crystal Room Function Hall in Haverhill for many years. Her husband also formed George K’s Big Band Orchestra, which played in many area functions. She was also a parishioner of Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Haverhill.
Besides her parents and husband, Effie was predeceased by her son, Nicholas Katsaros; and her siblings, Ann Thanos, Mary Zerveles, and Angelo Sarbanis.
Effie is survived by her grandchildren, George and Nicholas Katsaros, Kimberly Compelli and her husband Matthew; her niece, Annette Kafalas and her husband Andrew who cared for her; many nieces and nephews; and her faithful dog and companion, Nico.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation period from 10:00-11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Holy Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 156 Winter Street in Haverhill. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM in the church. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Haverhill.