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Soteria Cynthia Mantis

February 25, 1931 ~ August 18, 2019 (age 88)


Soteria Cynthia Mantis, 88, of Biddeford died Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Seal Rock Health Center in Saco.  She was born February 25, 1931 in Biddeford a daughter of Peter and Marika (Ifantides) Throumoulos.  She was educated locally, graduating from Biddeford High School and Westbrook College.


Cynthia was a strong, independent businesswoman; with her sister Stella she owned and operated T. Sisters Market at Alfred and Pool Streets in Biddeford until 1981.  She then worked in her family business, Truman Co..


She was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and the St. Fotini Society.  In her younger days she had enjoyed bowling, cooking and hosting elegant parties.  She was a gentle, loving mother who was loyal to family and friends.  She was devoted to her Greek heritage and community; she loved to travel especially to Greece.


Preceding her in death were her former husband Peter, brothers Paul Truman and his wife Kiki, and James Truman, and sister Stella Taliento and her husband Albert, and brother-in-law Arthur Danas.


She is survived by a daughter Valerie Mantis and her husband Jay O’Donnell of Dorchester, MA


2 brothers:   Plato Truman of Saco

                     Ted Truman and wife Norma of Scarborough

1 sister:        Alice Danas of Lowell, MA

Sisters-in-law:        Betty Spiliopoulos and Helen Truman

Her godchild, Alison Truman

Her step-son Steve Mantis

Many cousins, nieces and nephews



Visiting Hours will 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m.) on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.   A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 23rd  at 11:00 a.m. in St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Bradley St., Saco.  Burial will be in St. Demetrios Cemetery, Biddeford. To share condolences online, please visit   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Demetrios Church or to Dana Farber Cancer Institute,


Visiting Hours
August 22, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hope Memorial Chapel
480 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

Funeral Service
August 23, 2019

11:00 AM
St Demetrios Greek ORthodox Chruch
186 Bradley St,
Saco, ME 04072


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
10 Brookline Place, W 6th floor, Brookline MA 02445
Tel: 1-800-525-4669

St. Demetrios Church
186 Bradley Street, Saco ME 04072

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