Amherst, MA — Marina Kachulis - beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away Monday, April 7, at her home in Amherst, Mass. Born in New York City and orphaned at six with her two younger siblings at the height of The Depression, she was raised by various relatives until the age of 17, when she brought the family together and helped her father raise the two younger children. After graduating as the Valedictorian from Girls High School in Brooklyn, she went to work to help support the family. Marina married the love of her life, Bill Kachulis, in 1949. They recently celebrated their 65th anniversary. She is survived by her husband, Bill; sons, Jimmy and Nick; and grandchildren, Chris, Demetri, Maria Terese and Anye; and daughters-in-law, Anne Moriarty and Martha Zorn.
Calling hours were at the Pease and Gay Funeral Home in Northampton. Funeral services for Marina took place Saturday, April 12 with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, in Holyoke, Mass. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery, Florence. In memory of Marina, please send a donation in Marina’s name to Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School, Attn: Sr. Mary Murphy – President, 303 Haverhill St., Lawrence, MA 01841.