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Victoria Nicholas Koines

March 3, 1929 - May 5, 2024

Victoria Nicholas Koines Obituary

Our beautiful Victoria was guided home to our Lord on the most blessed day, Holy Pascha, with her husband, Nick, by her side. She was his “angeloutha” (angel girl) and one day will fulfill the promise that “we will always be together.” They had been together for 69 years.


Despite the great personal care provided by her Hospice nurse, Renee, and her caregiver, Donna, she succumbed to the pain that had been caused by an infectious wound to her body. Everyone at the group home where both she and her husband recently resided, marveled at her patience, kindness, and enjoyable conversation. She was the bright spot to all that encountered her, even on her tough days.


Victoria was one of six girls born to John Nicholas and Andrea Karabiberis. At age 18, pictures show her trademark smile and penetrating eyes. Even at 95, those characteristics had not changed! She attended schools in Boston and was committed to excellence in her studies. Upon graduation, she studied at the Boston Secretarial Institute. No one could type or do shorthand any faster than Victoria! In 1952, she typed Nick’s college graduation thesis. This led to Nick asking her for a date. When she said “yes”, he says, “the skies lit up and confirmed their joy in having a future together.”


In January of 1955, they were married and began their life together in Washington, D.C. Nick had been assigned to the Presidential Honor Guard located at Fort Myer. Meanwhile, Victoria became part of the Greek church community and friends helped her obtain a high level secretarial position in the Navy department. A year later, their first child, Paul, was born at an Army hospital outside of Boston.

After his service in the Army, Nick returned, and over the years Victoria and the children moved to other cities as promotions with Nick’s jobs occurred. By then they had five children, Paul, Carol, John, Andrew, and Risa.


Eventually, and finally, they moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where Victoria offered her gift of music to the church choir. She took on the roles of choir director and organist at Holy Trinity and Assumption Greek Orthodox churches, as well as singing in the choir in her later years. Victoria had been playing piano since the age of eight. Her father, a baker, would put money aside each week to pay for a piano for her. Her playing piano and singing provided her so much happiness over the years. She would often play for her family and would play Christmas carols every year and have a family sing-along.


Her greatest joys were her husband, five children, eleven grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Her daughter, Carol, was of great help by sending many pictures of her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. Paul and Risa would often come by, and Risa’s daughter, Brooke, would please Victoria with her dance skills.


Victoria passed on the day of our Lord’s Resurrection with the kindest spirit, unforgettable smile, and unwavering love for those around her. The trisagion and funeral services will be held this Friday, May 10, 2024, at 11 am, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (8202 E. Cactus Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255), followed by the graveside service at Paradise Memorial Gardens (9300 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260).

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Victoria Nicholas Koines hosted by Messinger Mortuaries.

Our beautiful Victoria was guided home to our Lord on the most blessed day, Holy Pascha, with her husband, Nick, by her side. She was his “angeloutha” (angel girl) and one day will fulfill the promise that “we will always be together.” They had been together for 69 years.


Despite the great personal care provided by her Hospice nurse, Renee, and her caregiver, Donna, she succumbed to the pain that had been caused by an infectious wound to her body. Everyone at the group home where both she and her husband recently resided, marveled at her patience, kindness, and enjoyable conversation. She was the bright spot to all that encountered her, even on her tough days.


Victoria was one of six girls born to John Nicholas and Andrea Karabiberis. At age 18, pictures show her trademark smile and penetrating eyes. Even at 95, those characteristics had not changed! She attended schools in Boston and was committed to excellence in her studies. Upon graduation, she studied at the Boston Secretarial Institute. No one could type or do shorthand any faster than Victoria! In 1952, she typed Nick’s college graduation thesis. This led to Nick asking her for a date. When she said “yes”, he says, “the skies lit up and confirmed their joy in having a future together.”


In January of 1955, they were married and began their life together in Washington, D.C. Nick had been assigned to the Presidential Honor Guard located at Fort Myer. Meanwhile, Victoria became part of the Greek church community and friends helped her obtain a high level secretarial position in the Navy department. A year later, their first child, Paul, was born at an Army hospital outside of Boston.

After his service in the Army, Nick returned, and over the years Victoria and the children moved to other cities as promotions with Nick’s jobs occurred. By then they had five children, Paul, Carol, John, Andrew, and Risa.


Eventually, and finally, they moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where Victoria offered her gift of music to the church choir. She took on the roles of choir director and organist at Holy Trinity and Assumption Greek Orthodox churches, as well as singing in the choir in her later years. Victoria had been playing piano since the age of eight. Her father, a baker, would put money aside each week to pay for a piano for her. Her playing piano and singing provided her so much happiness over the years. She would often play for her family and would play Christmas carols every year and have a family sing-along.


Her greatest joys were her husband, five children, eleven grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Her daughter, Carol, was of great help by sending many pictures of her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. Paul and Risa would often come by, and Risa’s daughter, Brooke, would please Victoria with her dance skills.


Victoria passed on the day of our Lord’s Resurrection with the kindest spirit, unforgettable smile, and unwavering love for those around her. The trisagion and funeral services will be held this Friday, May 10, 2024, at 11 am, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (8202 E. Cactus Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255), followed by the graveside service at Paradise Memorial Gardens (9300 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260).

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Victoria Nicholas Koines hosted by Messinger Mortuaries.

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