She was married to the late Samuel Fritz of Checotah, OK, who died in December of 1995 and the late John C. “Corky” Shanahan, who died on December 19, 2003.
Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late John and Kostoula Mamalis. She was a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1944, and attended Lowell Academy of Hairdressing.
Fotina owned and operated the Red Bubble Beauty Salon in Lowell. She had also worked for the Prince Spaghetti Company, the Hathaway Shirt Company, Leonard’s Thrift Shop and Stuart’s Department Store.
She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell.
Fotina was a member of the Ladies Guild at D’Youville Manor in Lowell.
She is survived by a son Samuel and his wife, Lauri Fritz of Littleton; two daughters, Martha Balamotis and her husband John Miller of Lowell and Helene and her husband, Thomas Quinlan of Amesbury, MA; a brother, Charles Mamalis of Lowell; a sister, Bea Murphy of Chelmsford; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, and many close family friends.
She was the sister of the late George Mamalis of Lowell, Arthur Mamalis of Arizona, Julia Mamalis of Lowell and Helen Gleason of Lowell.
Visiting hours Tues. 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Wed. at 9A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Service at 10A.M. at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Lowell. Burial in the Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.