Vroutos, Doris (Teddy) 87 years young, left this world peacefully, on January 22, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. Teddy was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas. Loving mother of 6 children and their spouses , Rena (Panagiots), Johnny (Agnes), Gary (Barbara) , Stevie (Fang), Peter and Kim (Scott). Adored grandmother of 12, Nick, Teddie, Jessica, Jonathan, Joshua, Justin, Brandon, Celene, Tina, Jarli, Zi, and Willow. and great-grandmother of 8 Opie, Nicholas, Natalia, Christian, Micah, MAC, Ellie and Paisleigh, with twins on the way.
While that is the official count, (right now) the real story is that Teddy was a most cherished mother, grandmother and dear friend to hundreds of relatives, friends, neighbors and in many cases, strangers.
If you never knew Teddy, and you passed her on the street, she would have given you a warm smile. If you made eye contact, by the end of the day you were at her kitchen table having coffee. If you were a lonely stranger with no money at Teddy's restaurant, while she was there, you left with a full stomach and a full heart. If you were a college student from a foreign country when Teddy worked in the cafeteria, you were likely to be at our home for Christmas dinner. If you were a friend, relative or deliveryman stopping by her home for a minute, you probably stayed for supper.
That was Teddy Vroutos. To know her was to love her, but she will always love you more.