In Memory

Anne Stamas

Anne Stamas

Anne Stamas
19?? - 2007

 

STAMAS, Anne M._of Stoneham, died February 6. Beloved daughter of the late Nicholas P. and Nicoletta (Kokinakis) Stamas. Loving sister of Phillip and Louis Stamas, Thelma Nonis, Evelyn Kananovich and the late Christopher, Peter and Mary Stamas. Devoted aunt and loyal friend to many. Anne was born and raised in Cambridge, and graduated from Cambridge High and Latin School. She then entered the N.E. Hospital for Women and Children, where she received her license as a registered nurse. Having a great sense of patriotism she joined the Army Nurse Corps as a Lieutenant during WWII. She was assigned to the Chateau Thierry, a hospital ship that made 13 trans-Atlantic and one Pacific crossing assisting wounded service men and women of all nationalities. After the war she received a Public Health Certificate from Simmons College and did public health and school nursing. Taking advantage of the G.I. Bill, Anne entered Boston University and earned a BA in education and an MA in counseling. She was employed by the Army Dependent Schools in Germany and Japan and in several local school systems as a teacher and counselor. Anne took advanced work for her doctorate at B.U. and Harvard. She retired from the Lexington Public Schools in 1980. During the next year she became a visiting scholar at Newnham College of Cambridge University, England. In her later years Anne became interested in crafts, antiques and collectibles. She learned how to cane chairs, and dabbled in painting, but her primary enjoyment was in the collection and repair of clocks and watches. Although she had a vacation home in Wellfleet on Cape Cod for several years and moved to Stoneham 7 years ago,---her heart was always in Cambridge! Anne was proud of her Greek heritage and fluent in the Greek language. She will be remembered for her vivacious, outgoing personality, her dry wit and her dedication to the welfare of others. Visitors will be received at the Faggas Funeral Home on Friday, February 9, from 5 to 8pm. There will be a memorial celebration of Anne's life on Saturday, February 10, at 11:00AM at the Faggas Funeral Home,551 Mt. Auburn St., WATERTOWN. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. For online guestbook go to www.Faggas .com. Arrangements by Faggas Funeral Home.

The JHS Alumni will miss our teacher Anne Stamas very much.