Dhonisia Manoglu

dhonisia manoglu

November 26, 1930 ~ April 27, 2021

Dhionysia Manoglu, loving mother of three daughters Anna Karas-Maroulis, Eleni Karas and Nicole Diakomihalis, grandmother of four grandsons and one granddaughter, great grandmother of two great grandsons, godmother and aunt.

Dhionysia was a native New Yorker with deep roots from Ithaca, Greece. Dhionysia worked for Kulite in Leonia, NJ for several years and retired almost two years ago.

Dhionysia adored her grandchildren and loved spending time with her family. Holidays and family gatherings were a favorite of hers. She embellished in the finest clothing, make-up and jewelry. Dhionysia enjoyed the theater, music, bouzoukia and dancing.

She was known for her infectious smile, kind gestures and a heart that was large enough to love everyone. Dhionysia loved life. She was a fighter, strong willed and determined until the final moments of her life. How lucky we were to have had her love and dedication. Her warmth will live on with us forever.

All are asked to Assemble Saturday in the Greek Orthodox Church of Ascension, 101 Anderson Avenue, Fairview, NJ at 11:30 AM.

The family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to The Rheumatoid Arthritis/Rheumatology Research Foundation, https://www.rheumresearch.org/


Service: May 1, 2021 11:30 am

Greek Orthodox Church Of The Ascension
101 Anderson Avenue
Fairview, NJ 07022

Burial: May 1, 2021 1:00 pm

George Washington Memorial Park
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. Our hearts are with you as you celebrate Nona's life. May your family find peace and comfort in this sad time. In remembering Nona, I am reminded of how much she loved her grandchildren, and how her heart was lit by their visits with her. May her life live on through the hearts of her grandchildren, in their stories and fond memories.
    Wishing you strength and courage as Nona finds her paradise.
    With Love,
    Laurie, Junior, Sienna and Kailah

  2. When I look at this beautiful photo of your mom I am struck by the warmth and grace of her expression as well as her smiling eyes that seem to say "welcome, come chat with me and we will enjoy one each others company". I am very sorry that even though i feel that I have known her for years, we had never actually met. I picture her fighting spirit and her "joie de vivre". I know that she was a passionate woman who was deeply devoted to her family, her friendships and her work . I know she thrived on being engaged with the world with energy, commitment and joy.
    I know she will be missed by so many family members, friends, co-workers , caregivers and anyone else who really knew her.
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss but i know that she will live on in all of you and in your shared memories of her.
    Take care of yourselves and one another in the difficult days ahead
    with love,

  3. Nicole, Anna, Eleni and family… I am so sorry for your loss. Growing up I spent many days at the house and your mom was always such a joy to be around, full of love and smiles! She will be missed tremendously. My condolences to all of you. May her memory live on through her family.
    Nicole, I love you and sending love and strength❤️

  4. Eleni, Anna, and Nicole:

    You were blessed to have such a caring lady to call Mother. Her wit, charm, selfless nature and loving spirit will live with you forever. Now that she is gone, Denise is in a better and safer place to live – your hearts and your minds. She was an unique angel who will now come to your dreams and guide you from the heavens. Stay strong during this sad and difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
    – Regards and lots of love,
    Tuna and Ami

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