Marie Morfis, a 44 year resident of Torrance passed away on Friday, October 8, 2004 in Torrance. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, September 6, 1927, Marie was 77. She was a member of St. Katherine Church, Philoptochos, St. Katherine Choir and had volunteered with the Torrance Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over 22 years. Marie is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Costas ''Gus'' Morfis of Torrance; son Chris (Valerie) Morfis of Temecula and daughter Stephanie (Rev. Dean) Panagos of Columbia, MO; along with her granddaughters Alyssa and Helaina Morfis of Temecula and Chrysanthy and Eleana Panagos of Columbia, MO. Visitation will be held Monday, October 11 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance with Trisagion Services beginning at 6:00 PM. Reception in Rice's Reception Room will immediately follow. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 12, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Knob Hill Avenue in Redondo Beach. Burial will follow with procession to Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Katherine Church.

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  1. Stephanie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dean, the girls and your entire family. Love, Julie

  2. To Gus Morfis and Family… Having known Marie since the early days of the South Bay Orthodox community, we feel some of your grief and sorrow. She was a fine woman who was loved by all who knew her. Maybe time never permitted any of us to be together more often, but we knew she was there as a friend always. We all shall miss her. May her memory be eternal. All our love in this time of sorry. Sincerely, Pete & Tina Vasilion

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