Stella (Xifaras) Strules, age 95, of Mattapoisett and formerly of New Bedford, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Strules for 62 years.
Born in New Bedford in 1918 she was the youngest daughter of 8 children of the late Elias and Kanella Xifaras of Areopoli, Greece and became the treasured matriarch of her family in the U.S. and Greece.
Mrs. Strules graduated from New Bedford High School in 1936 followed by cosmetology and instructional school in 1938. She was a hairdresser as well as the owner of the Cameo Beauty Salons in New Bedford for 62 years. She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church and The Ladies Philoptochos Society.
She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Dlouhy of Mattapoisett and Jo-Ann Ferreira of New Bedford; three grandchildren, Joseph Dlouhy, Nicolas and Alexander Ferreira; two great grandchildren, Jenna and Madison Dlouhy; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late George Frank Strules; mother-in-law of the late William Ferreira and sister of the late Michael, Stavroula, George, Stamati, Yanni, Koula, and Robert Xifaras.
Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10 AM in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Cross Rd., Dartmouth. Visiting hours, Tuesday 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute, Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to St. George Greek Orthodox Church.