Theresa "Tessie" Nictakis
Theresa (nee Xanthos)”Tessie” Nictakis, 97, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Wednesday August 1, 2012 at the Lawrenceville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lawrenceville.
Born in Sparta,Greece, Theresa came to America when she was six weeks old and lived in Newark, New Jersey where she attended Central One School.
Theresa moved to Trenton after her marriage to her husband William J. Nictakis, who graduated Rider College and was a businessman and accountant.
Theresa was a Sheriff’s Officer for the County of Mercer, and later worked for the Mercer County Board of Elections Office where she retired in 1980 after 16 years of service.
She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, it’s Seniors Club, the Philoptocos Society, member of the Lawrenceville Plaza Seniors Club #4, Lawrence Township Republican Club, The Happy Knitting Club of Princeton, and the Ashlar Chapter 169. She also was a Greek interpreter for the Mercer County Courthouse.
Theresa loved so much finding people
She is daughter of the late Stefanos and Eleni Petridis Xanthos. Grand daughter of the late Father Anastios Petrides of Sparta Greece, Wife of the late William J. Nictakis. Mother of the late Dr. Peter E. Nictakis. Grandmother of the late Sonny Nictakis, who was the love of her life. Sister of the late Fanny Louvis, William Xanthos, Catherine Dendrinos, Penelope Anton, and Spero Xanthos.
She is survived by One Son and two daughters-in-law Steven and Joeann Nictakis of Ewing, Mary Jean Nictakis of Lawrenceville.
Two daughters Alice N. Crusade of New Hampshire, and Dena N. Picatagi of Hamilton Twp.
20 great grandchildren.
One sister-in-law Vasiliki Xanthos of Toms River, New Jersey.
Many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Theresa cherished Spiro and Malvina to say the least, and she will miss Mayor Jack Rafferty, and Congressman Chris Smith.
Funeral services will be Monday 1:00 p.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church 1200 Klockner Rd., Hamilton, N.J. 08619.
Burial will be in the Greek Section of the Greenwood Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Monday from 12 noon until time of services at the church. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by the M. William Murphy Funeral Home 1863 Hamilton Ave. Visit www.murphyfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to the St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
Posted on 02 Aug 2012 by MFH