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In Memory of

Maria John Barrous

December 27, 1937 - November 20, 2016

Obituary


Maria (Mary) Barrous passed away on November 20, 2016 surrounded by her loving family after a valiant battle with cancer. She is predeceased by her beloved husband John with whom she ran Jimmy's Restaurant in San Jose for over 25 years. She is survived by her children Olga (Harry), Jimmy (Elizabeth), and Mary Ann (Taso), granddaughter Maria, and brothers Andreas and Gus Sarigiannides. Her sister Sara Glaros passed away within a few hours of her.


Maria was born in 1937 in the village of Limni in Northern Greece to John and Olga Sarigiannides....

Maria (Mary) Barrous passed away on November 20, 2016 surrounded by her loving family after a valiant battle with cancer. She is predeceased by her beloved husband John with whom she ran Jimmy's Restaurant in San Jose for over 25 years. She is survived by her children Olga (Harry), Jimmy (Elizabeth), and Mary Ann (Taso), granddaughter Maria, and brothers Andreas and Gus Sarigiannides. Her sister Sara Glaros passed away within a few hours of her.


Maria was born in 1937 in the village of Limni in Northern Greece to John and Olga Sarigiannides. After her mother passed away, her father and siblings immigrated to the United States in 1954 and settled in Watsonville. She worked hard to help her family and raise her younger siblings. In 1958 she met the love of her life, John, at a church social dance in San Jose where they married and settled to raise a wonderful and close-knit family. She made many friends over the years at Jimmy's; her warm and friendly demeanor turned customers into lifelong friends. She will be truly missed.


The Trisagion will be held at 7 PM on November 30, and the funeral at 10 AM on December 1, both at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis St., San Jose. Interment to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose. Following the interment, a traditional Makaria luncheon will be held at the church in celebration of her life.


In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund.