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Loraine D. Karafotas

July 23, 1924 November 8, 2020
Loraine D. Karafotas
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Obituary for Loraine D. Karafotas

Loraine Dorothy Karafotas, 96 of Peoria, IL died Sunday, November 8, 2020, at Grand View Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, with her daughter and son-in-law at her side.

She was born July 23, 1924, in Chicago, IL to Walter and Rose (Belter) Borys. She married Charles Thomas Karafotas on January 9, 1949 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, in Chicago, IL. He passed away on April 9, 1981. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, her daughter Jeannine Karafotas, and one great grandchild.

Surviving are three children, Charles Karafotas of Jurupa Valley, CA, Keith (Kris) Karafotas of Buffalo Grove, IL and Lisa (Bob) Polizzi of Peoria, IL and seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a 7th due in May.

She loved spending time with family and enjoyed playing tennis year-round until she was 89. The onset of dementia and its progression prompted her move to Peoria to live with her daughter and son-in-law in 2014. She moved to Grand View Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, in 2017. The family would like to thank the staff at Grand View for their love and compassionate care.
Private family services will take place.

Memorials in Loraine’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Peoria.

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