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Despo Sfakianos, bakery worker and sister of John Paterakis, dies

Despo Sfakianos, bakery worker and sister of John Paterakis, dies

Despo "Dee" Sfakianos, a retired bakery worker and older sister of the late John Paterakis, died of dementia complications Dec. 9 at a private assisted living facility in Clarksville. She was 92 and lived in Mays Chapel.

Born in Greece in the village of Lithi on the island of Chios, she was the daughter of Isadore Paterakis and Kyriaki Pecunas, and came to the U.S. with her parents and sister when she was 3. The family settled in East Baltimore and her brother, John, was born in 1929. She was a 1943 graduate of Patterson Park High School and joined the Federal Reserve Branch Bank at its former location at Calvert and Lexington streets.

In 1947 she married Nicholas...

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