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Pavlina (Lina) Nerantzis age 91, passed away peacefully with her children at her side on Monday August 20th, 2018, at 7pm. She was born Pavlina Lekka in Kiparo Greece on May 27, 1927 to Polimeris and Magdalini Lekka. She was one of seven children- Aristides, Nikki, Elsie, Kathie, Eutuxia, and Panayiota. The family lived in Athens for many years until a young man from Australia, Lucas Nerantzis, spotted her on her balcony (true story). Soon after that fateful encounter they were married on July 24th,1955. They honeymooned in Venice and then moved across the world to Melbourne, Australia. There they had three children, Christina, Periklis (Perry), and Nicholas (Nick). Another life changing decision was taken and the family immigrated to America on December 4th, 1972. The family lived in North Wildwood until March 1980, when they moved to Cape May Court House. Both Lucas and Lina were proprietors of several small restaurants and coffee shops from the 1970's through the 1990's-Lucas Corner, Lucas Restaurant and the Saratoga Coffee Shop. Lina was a devout practicing member of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox church in North Wildwood and for a short time, with Holy Trinity church in Bargaintown, New Jersey.
Despite having had a stroke (1991), that paralyzed the right side of her body and left her without speech, Lina was able to get around and communicate very well with others. Though her activities were reduced because of the stroke she loved doing Word Search puzzles, watching General Hospital (every day since the early 70's), Wheel of Fortune (from day one) and wrestling (the WWE) on Monday's and Tuesday's and Pay Per views. She really loved those! Her other joy was driving around Cape May county. Both Nick and Perry would take her for countless joy rides. In particular, she enjoyed seeing the many wonderful Christmas decorations on homes throughout the County. One of her favorite spots was watching the Cape May Lewes ferry. She always waved at those on board. Then it was off to McDonalds for fries and part for the "signature" hamburger. Lina is survived by her children Nicholas of Cape May Court House, Christina and her husband Vasilis of Vermont, Periklis and his wife Roberta of Maryland. Her remaining sister Panayiota, resides in Athens Greece. Her nieces and nephews live in Greece, Wales, Australia and Canada. Lina will lay in repose next to her husband at the Fairview Cemetery in Cape May Court House at 416 U.S. Route 9.
Viewing will be Friday, August 24, 2018 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 321 St. Demetrios Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 08260. Viewing will continue on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Service will be at 11. Interment at Fairview Cemetery following the ceremony.