Alexandria Mary Mohidin (Stylos)

Alexandria Mary Mohidin (Stylos) of Rochester passed away peacefully on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Tremont Nursing Home at the age of 95.  Born in Lowell Massachusetts in 1918, she was the daughter of Achilles and Marianthi (Kotarakos) Stylos. She was preceded in death by her husband Gulam Mohidin of Suffering Moses, Kashmir, India to whom she was married for 50 years.

She is survived by her two daughters, Dr. Mumtaz Mohidin m. to Dr. Shabeer Dar and COL (Ret) Halima Mohidin Tiffany, and two grandsons Sam Shabeer and Alexander Stylos. She was one of eight children, surviving her are her three brothers: Peter Stylos of Bridgeport CT, Paul Stylos m. to Ramona of Northampton MA, and William Stylos m. to Virginia of Fairhaven MA and one sister Eunice Hanson m. to C. Lee Hanson of Easton CT. and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her three sisters Helen Olympia Straley, Jennie Aphrodite Helmar, and Ann Anthoula Moser.

Mrs. Mohidin received her BA degree in Home Economics from Berea College, KY and her teachers training certification in Framingham State Teachers College. She was a teacher for a short period at New Bedford Vocational School, when she was recruited by the Board of Foreign Missions for a three year job in India teaching Home Science at a girl’s school. She met her husband there and after her job was over, she got married and remained there until his death. Together they ran an international handicraft business Suffering Moses where she was the creative force behind the successful business.

Besides being the creative force behind their business, Mrs. Mohidin loved to cook, knit, sew, bake, can, weave, carve wood, and spoil her two grandsons. She was a wonderful cook, and could cook Indian food better than the locals. There were always fresh flowers beautifully arranged around the home and the business.

Her funeral service was held on Thursday, December 26, at the Sherman Cemetery in Rochester. We will celebrate her life at a memorial service on Sunday, 29 December, at 1:00 PM at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home in Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy, Wareham. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to her Alma Mater Berea College, Berea KY, 40404.

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