Mary (Georgantas) Pappas, 79, of Manchester, NH died August 17, 2005 at her home, following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Born July 27, 1926 in Athens, Greece, a daughter of Demetrios "James" and Stavroula Barbalias Georgantas, her family immigrated to the United States in 1929, settling in Taunton. They later moved to Brookline. She was a graduate of Mount Ida College. On November 7, 1947, she married Charles A. Pappas, who died July 31, 1992. They settled in Manchester where he was the co-owner of the Puritan Restaurant. An avid gardener, Mrs. Pappas was a member of the Manchester Garden Club. A parishioner of Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, she was also a member of the Anagenesis Society. At the age of 33, Mrs. Pappas was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. However, she always maintained a positive outlook on life, living each day to its fullest, and prided herself on the achievements of her children and grandchildren. Members of her family include her children, James A. Pappas of Wakefield; Pamela P. Goode, Arthur C. Pappas and Karen F. Statires, all of Manchester, NH; two sisters, Helen Kondi of Weston and Diana Tsomides of Brookline; nieces and nephews. Mrs. Pappas' grandchildren include Leah A. Pappas and Lauren A. Pappas, Alexis M. Goode, Victoria H. Goode, Elizabeth C. Goode and Samantha S. Goode, Alyssa A. Pappas Zink, Christopher C. Pappas, James A. Statires, Andrew C. Statires and Kassandra L. Statires. A sister, Susan Kangis, predeceased her. Calling hours will be held at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 607 Chestnut Street, MANCHESTER, NH Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The Trisagion Service will be held at 6:30 PM. The Funeral Liturgy will be observed at Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover Street, Manchester, Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM. Father Andrew Mahalares will officiate. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, NY, NY 10163 or the Manchester Hellenic Scholarship Fund, care of Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH 03104. For further information, please visit www.goodwinfh.com. Published by Boston Globe on Aug. 21, 2005.