Obituaries

Zafiro Poulos nee (Crethar)

July 21, 1952

Burial Date July 23, 1952

Zaphiria (Zafiro) Poulos nee (Crethar)
was born in Karava, Kythera.
She arrived in Australia in 1924.
She applied for naturalisation in 1950 – as per announcement
in Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 – 1954) |  Tue 26 Sep 1950  | Page 9 |  Advertising )
ZAFIRO POULOS, of Greek Nationality, born at Kythera, Province Karava, Greece and resident 26 years in Australia, now residing at 94 Keen Street, Lismore intend to apply for naturalisation under the Nationality and Citizen ship Act 1948.
Zafiro married George Poulos on the 5th June 1929
in a double wedding conducted by
The Very Rev. Theofylactos Papathanasopoulos,
head of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia
The ceremony was conducted
at St Andrews Anglican Church.
George and Zafiro were blessed with a son, Theo.
Zafiro sadly passed away on the 21st July 1952
aged 62 years.
About six months or so after the birth of son Theo, George and Zafiria arrived in Sydney around late 1930 and remained until returning to Lismore in 1937. George died late the following year, after which Zafiro mostly worked for her brother Harry at the Regent and later the Golden Globe, where she was still employed when she died in 1952. Her son Theo had left North Lismore School in 1945 and immediately went to work for Harry in his Golden Globe Cafe in Molesworth Street before branching out on his own as a fruiterer, with an interlude at the Terakes Fruit Market in the meantime, although he is believed to have spent some time as a cutter with Victor Panaretos at City Club Apparel in South Lismore. He married Anne Elizabeth Goulding and sometime in the late 1960s moved to Sydney, so ending the Poulos family’s long association with Lismore. (His uncle Nick Poulos spent some time at Dunedoo before moving to Sydney in the mid 1940s). [extract from Gourmet’s Guide to Lismore |Chapter 8]
Announcement of Death | published: Northern Star |  Tue 22 Jul 1952 |  Page 3  |  MRS. Z. POULOS.
MRS. Z. POULOS.
The death occurred at her home, 94 Keen Street, Lismore, in the early hours of yesterday morning, of Mrs.Zafiro Poulos, aged. 62 years, widow of the late George Poulos, who died in 1938. She was born at Kythera, Greece, and 28 years ago came toAustralia. With the exception of a short period in Sydney, she had lived in Lismore. She married in Lismore and is survived by a son. Theo. Two brothers,/ Mr. Harry Crethar, of. Lismore, and Mr. Nick Crethar, of Casino, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Zanidakis. of Lismore, and Mrs. Harry Fardouly, of Inverell, also survive. Her funeral will leave St. Andrew’s Church of England. Lismore tomorrow after a service commencing: at 3p.m., for the Lismore cemetery. —
POULOS.—The funeral of Mrs. ZAFIRO POULOS, of 94 Keen Street, Lismore, and relict of the late George Poulos, will move from St. Andrew’s Church of England, Lismore, TODAY (WEDNESDAY),following a service commencingat 3 p.m., for the Lismore cemetery.
WILL RILEY and SON, Funeral Directors. [ Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 – 1954) |  Wed 23 Jul 1952  |  Page 4  |  Family Notices]