Monday, October 5, 2015

Presvitera Irene Euphrosyne (Raptis) Mentis

Gulf Shores, Alabama - Presvitera Irene Euphrosyne (Raptis) Mentis, 94, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. She was born in Johnsonburg, PA the daughter of the late George and Angeliki (Vlahos) Raptis and was raised in Wellsville, NY. In September 1945, she married Reverend Father Elias Mentis who survives.

Father Mentis and Irene lived and touched the hearts of many in Wellsville, Toronto, Rochester, Webster, Jamestown, Ithaca, Brandywine, MD, Sioux City, IA, Ocean City MD, Fairfax/Falls Church, VA and Fredericksburg, VA. Irene will be remembered for her love of others, generosity, kindness and faith.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a daughter, Ann Mentis of Gulf Shores and Webster, NY; son, Peter, his wife Tina and their children, Elias, David and Euphrosyne of Fairfax, VA and their four grandchildren, Peter, Andreas, Alex and Lucas; son Charles, his wife Gail of Seneca Falls, NY and their two daughters, Elaine, her husband Michael and Ann Marie and one granddaughter, Mariana, sister, Leah of Rochester and a brother, James, and his wife Demmye of Wellsville, as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Charles, killed in WW II.  

Friends are invited to a graveside service at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 9, 2015 in Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 S. Main Street in Wellsville, New York. To leave online condolences, please visit

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