Alexis Maria Demetris Limberakis My Worthy Wife
Born in Norristown, the first daughter of Jack and “Dolly” Demetris, Alexis was exposed to her Hellenic heritage by her parents and the St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church community, but more intimately by her Νενε Πολυξενι who lived at home with her family. After graduating from the University of Delaware, Alexis worked at Saks Fifth Avenue in Human Resources for ten years. She married Dr. Cary J. Limberakis. They have four children, all of whom inherited their Hellenic legacy with pride.
Alexis’s skill for leadership was instrumental serving as a GOYA advisor, first at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church and then at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church. She supervised multiple “Sights & Sounds,” spearheaded charitable activities at the Ronald McDonald House and “The Other Carpenter.” Alexis chaired the Archdiocesan St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival at the parish, regional and Metropolis levels. She has been a Sunday School teacher for twenty-five years. In 2010, she participated in “Project Mexico” building homes for those in need. Alexis was honored in 2014 by Metropolitan Evangelos for her dedication to youth.
Alexis served as both President and Vice President of St. Luke’s Philoptochos, organizing events to raise awareness of social issues such as human trafficking and prevalent health problems facing women. Her outreach project for “Feeding Children Everywhere” provided meals to hundreds of people in the Philadelphia area. She continues chairing outreach programs for the People’s Emergency Center and “Families Forward” Philadelphia.
Currently, she serves as Vice President of the New Jersey Metropolis Philoptochos Board. In 2012, she was appointed by Archbishop Demetrios to the National Board of Philoptochos. In 2017, Alexis served as tri-chair of the National Philoptochos Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon. That year they raised an unprecedented level of funds to be used for grants for children’s medical needs, those in medical crisis and research for children’s diseases.
Submitted by Cary J. Limberakis, DMD