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Marietta Skouras
  • November 24, 1930
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Obituary

In Loving Memory of MARIETTA SKOURAS

November 24, 1930 – June 18, 2019

Contessa Marietta de Flemotomo Skouras, Orlando, Florida, went to her heavenly home on June 18, 2019 at Cornerstone Hospice after a courageous battle against cancer.  She was surrounded by her loving friends.

Mass Service Monday, July 15, 2019  8:30 am

Holy Family Catholic Church

5125 Apopka Vineland Rd

Orlando, Fl 32819

The Contessa Marietta de Flemotomo Skouras is the last descendant of a 900 year old family.  The name of the House of Flemotomo “recorded in the Libre Doro” appeared in 1264 in Venice, Italy..

An only child as was her father, Count Nicholas, Marietta received the title since there were no male heirs.  The Contessa Marietta graduated from an all girls’ French boarding School on the Greek island of Naxos.  Upon completion of Finishing school, she studied at the Sorbonne in France.

After emigrating to the United States as a young woman, Contessa Marietta attended Columbia University with a focus on Fine Arts and English.  Her fluency in Greek, English, Italian and French as well as her exploration of the antiquities of her birth country led to her obtaining a position created for her by a family friend – the President of Pan American Airlines.

Little did Pan Am or Contessa Marietta realize what was awaiting her in New York.  She caught the attention of one of the world’s most successful Greek business men, Spyros P. Skouras, President of 20th Century Fox.  Producer Buddy Adler was impressed with her many talents which were conducive to the film industry.  Her father received a call from Spyros Skouras requesting his blessing to sign Marietta to a seven year contract with Fox Studios.

The beautiful young starlet was off to California where she filled her days studying dance, drama, voice, acting and auditioning.  It was at this time that she auditioned for a role which enhanced her reputation – a movie called “Cleopatra.”  She bore a striking resemblance to a famous actress who eventually played the part.

During a return visit to New York, she married Daniel P. Skouras.  The couple enjoyed decorating and entertaining in their eight homes around the world, and the family was made complete by the birth of their daughter Angelica.

Never one to shy away from political or philanthropic endeavors, The Contessa’s work with the Republican Party was a result of her personal relationships with such friends as Paula Hawkins, Senator John Warner, Congressman John Mica and Jeb Bush, to name a few.

Her passions were:  travel, Theatre and the Arts,  decorating, and gourmet cooking, not to mention her impeccable flair for entertaining and attention to detail.  She and husband Daniel even hosted the Tuskegee Airmen.  Most people say she had a special “joie de vivre” which allowed many to view her many talents come to life.

In later years, she was proud of her accomplishments in operating an Etiquette and Protocol business training adults and children, her success as a Real Estate Agent, gaining friends around the world and the respect of her peers as a Top Producer in the Vacation Ownership Industry.

Anyone afforded the pleasure of meeting The Contessa Marietta will confirm that she made a joyous impression they would never forget.  She had an extraordinary being whose presence demanded attention.  Meeting her, one would understand and respect the faith and tradition she represented.  Upon her passing, she takes the 900 year old name of Flemotomo with her.

The Contessa Marietta Skouras is survived by her daughter, Angelica Skouras.

In Lieu of flowers
https://fundraise.woundedwarriorproject.org/rtt/fundraising/individual/In-Loving-Memory-of-Marietta-Skouras1

 

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  1. 19 Jul 2019
    Ruth says:
    Marietta will truly be missed. She was a beacon of light and always had a kind word. I will miss the phone calls and occasional lunches we shared over the years.

  2. 14 Jul 2019
    Louella says:
    I met Marietta several years ago, and what immediately impressed me was her grace, intellect, and wit. I had the privilege of serving on the PVP HOA Board. She served this community with enthusiasm, devotion, and support. Rest In Peace my friend, you will be sorely missed.

  3. 14 Jul 2019
    Louise Benzekri says:
    Dear Marietta
    When I first met you I knew I was in the presence of a true lady with staunch principles and morals with a magical past that you so humbly understated. Thank you for our conversations, your kind greetings throughout the years via e card and for inspiring us with your strength as a human being. You were an inspiration to us all!

  4. 13 Jul 2019
    Wafa bekkali says:
    What a beautiful womanI remember she used to work with us, even though she left the company she used to stop by to say hello to all of us & give everybody a big hug with a sweet smile.
    I love you Marietta! she’s gonna be missed..May her soul Rest In Peace

  5. 13 Jul 2019
    Fonda says:
    She was a longtime dear friend. I will never forget her. I am in Virginia or I would be there.

    Prayers and Holy Rosary.

    She loved the Lord and our Blessed Mother.
    Prayers and love

    She donated the Artwork in hall by Parish Life Center. Holy Family.
    Blessings
    Fonda

  6. 11 Jul 2019
    Stephanie says:
    Dear sweet Marietta,

    You will be in my heart and remembered forever. Thank you for the beautiful notes and kind heart you always showed me.

  7. 10 Jul 2019
    Lucy Migliaccio says:
    I had the honor be a friend and also the pleasure to work with Marietta at Star Island Resort. My sympathies to her many friends and especially to her daughter. She was a very special lady.

  8. 10 Jul 2019
    Lucy Migliaccio lit a candle:
    Lit since July 10, 2019 at 7:12:58 PM

  9. 10 Jul 2019
    Mary Ellen Kerber says:
    Christmas will not be the same. Marietta spent many Christmas Days with my mother Edna (who passed in February) and many others at my home. God Bless you and i am sure Edna was there to hug you.

    My sincere Condolences

  10. 04 Jul 2019
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  11. 28 Jun 2019
    Vaike G. posted an image:
    Marietta & Mary
    Marietta & Mary

  12. 28 Jun 2019
    Judy Vanator lit a candle:
    Lit since June 28, 2019 at 6:20:01 AM

  13. 28 Jun 2019
    Vaike G. posted an image:
    Forever Beautiful
    Forever Beautiful

  14. 27 Jun 2019
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  15. 27 Jun 2019
    Pete Piccirillo says:
    Countess Marietta you lived a blessed life.
    My family is grateful and honored to have you as a friend and part of our extended family. You will be missed.

  16. 26 Jun 2019
    Lynn Wilkes lit a candle:
    Lit since June 26, 2019 at 6:04:42 AM

  17. 25 Jun 2019
    carol ziselman says:
    There is yet another angel in heaven. There is no more pain no more struggling no more worries nothing but love and happiness forever

  18. 24 Jun 2019
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