In memoriam: Effie Frankel

Julius and Effie Frankel

Efrosini “Effie” Galakatos Frankel, wife of former SRC member Julius Frankel, died today in a Boston area hospice after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

Their daughter, Liza Frankel Guimbard, posted this appreciation on Facebook today:

“Tonight we remember my mother, her life well lived, and celebrate her legacy. She was an accomplished research scientist recognized for her work in muscle tissue diseases; beloved wife of Julius; an incredibly strong and supportive mother and role model; and her most cherished role as Yayah to Sophia and Nicholas.

“We are comforted by the memory of her beautiful, bright smile and love for her family and friends.

“I love you mama. Your smile shines bright in our hearts and memories we were blessed to have together. We are comforted in knowing you are finally at peace.”

Julius and Effie with a group of Rotary friends.

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