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Patricia “Panagiota” Agon


Patricia “Panagiota” Agon, age 85 of Grand Rapids, MI., passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2023, with family at her side and our Lord in Heaven awaiting her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kyriakos and Evgenia Grafos; and her husband of 64 years, George Agon. She is survived by her children, Andy (Donna) Agon, Angelo Agon, Charles (Mary) Agon, Christos Agon; sisters, Maria (John) Petridis, Eleni Manolakos; brothers, Nick Grafos, Vasili Grafos; grandchildren, Alexandra, Brianna, George, Erika and Niko; along with many nieces and nephews around the country.

Patricia was born in 1937 in the beautiful village of Sykea, Greece…The Land of Figs. She was the oldest of five and went straight to work on the farm at the age of 10. As she grew older, she became a nanny in Athens and began learning how to cook the most delicious meals in the world. It was these virtues that gave her the opportunity to get a Visa and travel by ship from Athens to Halifax/Montreal – Canada, a very long journey for a young lady of 19. Soon after, and with the help of close relatives, she would meet George, the love of her life and move to Grand Rapids to raise her boys.

In March of this year Patricia retired from Agon’s Restaurant after 55 years. She loved our customers and treated everyone like family. Along with cooking, she loved listening to Greek music, talking with friends and family, and hosting holiday dinners, especially Christmas. She was also a previous member of Holy Trinity Philoptochos and devoted servant of the Greek Orthodox faith. Momma, we will miss you and love you forever. You were the sweetest!

Funeral services and visitation will both be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 330 Lakeside Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Visitation is from 6-8pm on Sunday, July 9, 2023, with Trisagion Prayers read at 7pm. Visitation will also take place on Monday from 10-11am, funeral services starting at 11:00 am, with Fr. Joshua Pappas officiating and a luncheon to follow. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

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11 Responses

  1. I will always remember her smiling face and warm welcomes. You will be missed thank you for the memories.

  2. I have fond memories of Pat. I had my first job at Agon’s in 1975. She was always good to me. I was very blessed working for George and Pat. I believe that had a big part in my work ethics. My Prayers are with you!

  3. Deepest sympathy to family who awaits the day when they will all be reunited in heaven. Strong woman left her legacy on Earth through her family to carry on her values and hard work.
    Condolences as you struggle through the difficult times ahead.

  4. May the many wonderful memories bring the family warmth to their hearts and smiles to their lips.

  5. She was always so welcoming and such a sweet kind soul. I know she will be missed by so many people. I have great memories of her and your FIL Donna. Please give Andy my condolences. Prayers for you all.

  6. Pat – You will be so deeply missed by all of us who knew you and were blessed with your friendship. I have missed you and my days at Agon’s and have such wonderful memories – your contagious smile and friendly nature were always there to look forward to seeing and receiving your hugs. You are now with the love of your life – but you will be remembered with love by all who knew you – Rest in peace beautiful lady. Thank you Pat for everything you did for me – I especially remember how you were there for me when I was going through my precious sister’s final journey and your words and acts of kindness and encouragement. Love you.

  7. Mr. & Mrs. Agon we’re everything that is GREAT about GOD’s children. They both lead by example and everyday treated every person like a KING & QUEEN. Whenever campaigning or doing my work in the Wyoming area AGON’s is the only stop (for many of us over the last 40 years) where you would always see familiar faces.

    George & Pat we’re human internet always introducing people to others and helping network friends. She will be missed and my prayers to the entire family.

  8. Eternal memory to Thea Panayiota. Thinking of you all and sending our condolences to her family and her siblings. Wish we could be there to support you. We will always remember her beautiful smile. Thea Maria and Theo Niko and Theo Vasili, we are so sorry for your loss. Love Despina Tyrkos,Stamatis Tyrkos, Anna tyrkos and family. ❤️

  9. May God bless you Thea Pat and your family. A beautiful lady who will truly brighten heaven.

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