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Violette Throumoulos

April 17, 2020


Violette passed away April 17, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband Louis Throumoulos. She is survived by sons Peter (Mary d.), James (Sue), Basil (Anne Marie); grandchildren Jamey (Tim) Leverett, Matthew (Maureen) Throumoulos, Kristy Throumoulos, Phillip (Tara) Throumoulos, Erika Throumoulos, Erin (Eric) Illerbrun, Josh (Bonnie) Throumoulos; sixteen great grandchildren; one great great grandson.

Violette was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was born in Grand Island, Nebraska in 1923. At the age of 21, she married Louis Throumoulos and 2 years later in 1946, theymoved to Rochester, NY.

Violette had an entrepreneurial spirit and worked tirelessly in the family business, the 19th Ward’s iconic Louie’s Sweet Shoppe for 40+ years, prior to retirement. Her longevity after retirement was often credited to her busy lifestyle and always-full calendar. If you wanted to have lunch with Violette, you had to get on her calendar. And if you did go to lunch with her, she always wore a fashionable hat.

Violette was known to love a party. She never said no to a party, but also never stayed long. She loved cooking for her family, spending time with her children and grandchildren, and always gave extra strong hugs, especially for such a tiny woman. We will never forget those hugs. She will be missed by all she touched over her 96 years.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no services at this time. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled appropriately in the future.


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