Georgia Caliope (Galatoulas) Liadis – 83, passed away on Wednesday September 22, 2021 peacefully at her home in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersery. Born March 23, 1938 in Martins Ferry, Ohio. “Poppy” as her friends knew her, met and married her high school sweetheart, Stephanous (Steve) Liadis. Shortly after,they relocated to Hazlet, NJ.
Poppy started her career as a clerk typist at Lipton Tea and eventually became an executive administrator at Bristol Myers Squibb.
A devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother and career woman, Poppy always found time to volunteer at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Perth Amboy where she was a member of the Mr. and Mrs. Club, organizing her churches first and successive annual Greek festivals. Also a member of Philoptochos, she served as fundraising chairman, organizing many annual fashion-show events.
Upon her retirement she and Steve moved to Little Egg Harbor and that became their home. Here again she found a way to volunteer, becoming a youth mentor for middle school girls. She was active in her community proofreading and submitting her own articles for The Cranberry Creek Development newsletter. Part of the development’s social community, she was a team member of the CC Bowling league. She found good friends there. The group became lovingly known as the “YaYa Girls”.
Forever independent, Poppy loved to travel, take car rides and most of all spending time with her five grandchildren affectionately known to them as “YiaYia”.
She is survived by her sister, Dena (Galatoulas) Hill,daughters, Maria Liadis Alberto, (Charlie Alberto), Michele Liadis McManamon, (Pat McManamon), her grandchildren, Charles Alberto, John McManamon, Stephanie McManamon Swaim (Austin Swaim), Leah Alberto and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Steve and grand-daughter Rachel Alberto.
Memorial donations can be made in her name to St. Demetrios Greek Church 41-47 Wisteria St. and Sadowski Pkwy. Perth Amboy, New Jersey 08861
Monday viewing at Higgins & Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave. Westfield, NJ 07090 from 3-7pm. Funeral service to be held Tuesday at 11AM at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield, NJ 07090
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