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Bessie Karamas
  • Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

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“Bess you were the most caring person always willing to help!I had a dog Samantha who was sick and needed tests run, i didnt have the money to pay for...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Beveely Conroy - Woburn, MA

“To Margaret, Sean and Lou! We are So Sorry for your loss, She is at peace now watching over you. Margaret you have done an Amazing Job taking care of...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Patty Collins - Marlboro, MA

“You're a beautiful angel now, together again with loved ones. Your love, strength and commitment to my well being will never be forgotten. You were...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Sean Sutherland - Waltham, MA

“Margaret, Louis, SeanI am so sorry of the passing of your mother/grandmother. I have many happy and very funny memories of "Mrs. Karamas" from my...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Karen Chiasson - waltham, MA

“My beloved Mother. I MISS YOU TERRIBLY YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART YOU ARE MY BEST FRIEND AND YOU HAD SO MUCH STRENGTH AND LOVED YOUR FAMILY SO...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Margaret Sutherland - Waltham, MA

“May your memory be eternal auntie Bessie! You will be ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Jeanne Gould - Natick, MA


Waltham - Mrs. Bessie (Kotsifas) Karamas, of Waltham, died Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 92.

Bessie was born in Waltham on May 17, 1925, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Margaret (Marchacos) Kotsifas, and was a lifelong resident. Until her retirement she worked as a group leader for twenty years for the Raytheon Company.

She was the wife of the late Anthony Karamas and the sister of the late George Kotsifas, Peter Kotsifas, Theresa Manos, Clara Boisvert, and Effie Pappas.

Bessie is survived by her children, Louis P. Karamas and Margaret C. Sutherland, her grandson, Sean A. Sutherland, and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bessie's life by gathering for calling hours on Wednesday, December 20th, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham and again on Thursday when her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made toThe Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.