Catherine (Jimoulis) Kronteres, 101, of Dartmouth, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on Saturday, May 21st. She was the daughter of the late George and Helena (Zakareados) Jimoulis and wife of the late Gregory Kronteres. Born in New Bedford, Catherine spent her life on the Southcoast where she was a graduate of New Bedford High School class of 1939. She went on to earn her Junior Secretarial Diploma from the Kinyon School in 1941. Both these academic accomplishments were significant achievements at a time when female high school and higher education rates were less than 35%. Catherine went on to become the owner of both the Olympic Restaurant and Greg’s Restaurant before taking her last position in the Dining Hall at Southeastern Massachusetts University, now UMass Dartmouth. She was a dedicated communicant of St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church. Catherine enjoyed watching her great-grandchildren Adam, Ava, Chace, and Lainey play in the backyard, spending time with her dedicated and constant companion, a 17-year-old poodle named Elliott, and taking trips to the beach. Survivors include her son, James Kronteres and wife Helen of Dartmouth; daughter-in-law, Deborah Kronteres; Catherine’s wonderful grandchildren and their families, including 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Catherine is preceded in death by her son, William (Bill) Kronteres, and her daughter Georgia McDonald.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 27th from 9:30-11am at Boulevard Funeral Home, 223 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, with Funeral Mass to follow at 11:30am at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Masks are required at the services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to United Way of Greater New Bedford, https://unitedwayofgnb.org/donate