Olympia Molfetas


Olympia (Veneri) Molfetas, age 88, of Paramus, NJ went peacefully on Friday, November 16, 2018 at home.  She spent her last days peacefully surrounded by her comforting loved ones as she wanted.  Born and raised in Korinthos, Greece, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1952 becoming a talented and passionate seamstress.  In 1956, she married Spiros Molfetas, the legendary restaurateur “Molfetas” creating a beautiful life together where she was his rock.  A faithful member of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church in Paramus, she was a member of Daughters of Penelope and volunteered countless hours with various organizations.  She was also a member of the Mr. & Mrs. Club of The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Theologian in Tenafly. An avid traveler, she enjoyed playing Bocci, sewing and knitting.  A class act, Olympia will be remembered for her remarkable strength.

Beloved wife of the late Spiros Molfetas.  Loving and devoted mother of Jerry Molfetas and wife Emily, Harry Molfetas and wife Martha and Christina Molfetas.  Cherished grandmother of Spiro Kasabian and wife Kathleen, Pia Kasabian and Spiro and Michael Molfetas.  Dear sister of the late Amalia, Vasso, Evthokia and Niko.  Devoted aunt of Mary, John and Steve Roussos.  Dear Godmother of Mathew Roussos and wife Katie.

The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1- 4 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Trisagion Sunday 2 pm.  A funeral service is planned for Monday, November 19, 2018, 12:30 pm at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, 51 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652.  Interment will follow at Valleau Cemetery in Ridgewood. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Olympia to St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church or Alzheimer’s NJ, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 203, Roseland, NJ 07068, www.alznj.org would be appreciated.

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Olympia You will be truly missed by everyone I am sure that you are belly dancing in heaven with Spiro~ Thank you for having me as the coat girl then flower girl at Molfettas 46!! Opa Bonbons
Bonnie Shafer
Will always remember my Godmother. She was a beautiful and elegant lady that I was always proud to call my Nona. She is in good company now with my Godfather and my Mom, her Koumbara. God bless them with eternal life.
Andreas Zigouras
A very heartfelt goodbye to a beautiful soul! Mrs. Mohfetas was a wonderful woman, full of life and joy! She loved her family and was very kind to me and my family. Whenever we met, she welcomed us with open arms and made us a part of her family. You don’t forget that kind of kindness, no matter how long it’s been we last saw one another. You are now free from those chains that bound you. Fly free, my friend! Lovingly sent from The Gaeta Family, Janice and Joe
Janice & Joe Gaeta
Thea you will be missed may your memory be eternal
Katie roussos
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