Fotene Andreadis to Receive the Metropolis Award

To say that Fotene “Fay” Andreadis has been an invaluable and treasured fixture of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England would be a tremendous understatement. Fay’s second home has always been the church.

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Fay married Jim Micros and quickly became immersed in church life as she raised her three sons, Nicholas, Michael, and Steven. For 20 years, Fay volunteered at St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church in Greenlawn, N.Y., serving as a Sunday School teacher, Philoptochos member, and in the Mr./Mrs. Club. She also played a key role in the church’s festivals. The Annunciation Cathedral became her new spiritual home when she moved to Boston in 1982 and married Tony Andreadis, creating a blended family that included Tony’s children Katherine and Theodore. Her love of music and singing talent drew her to volunteer in the Cathedral’s renowned choir.

Having served for many years as an executive assistant at major national banks, Fay’s organizational and project management skills are unmatched. Those vital skills were crucial when she served as the Parish Council secretary for seven years, led several committees for the annual Greekfest, and served as a board member and president of the board of trustees of the Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (2000-2002).

In more recent years, Fay looks forward to putting her “barista” skills to use by running the kafenio at the annual Cathedral festival. Her contributions as an executive board member of the Cathedral Philoptochos Chapter over the last year have been remarkable. But beyond her dedication to the church, Fay demonstrates her love and compassion by regularly visiting those who are frail and ill and coordinating the veterans’ outreach at the New England Center & Home for Veterans. Her warmth, kindness, and positive attitude are inspiring to her fellow community members, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and all who are fortunate to have her as a friend.