George and Irene

Meet George and Irene, Cathy’s parents, and hear about their settling in America and opening the United Restaurant with fellow Greek immigrants and lifelong friends.

Caption: The United Restaurant, New Haven

Growing up

Cathy reminisces about her childhood and the strong influence of Greek culture and traditions, particularly for her - the first born.

Caption: Cathy, age 3

Married Life

Taking us through her adult years, Cathy describes her courtship and marriage with George; introduces us to her in-laws and Quassy; and remembers the joy of teaching.

Caption: Cathy’s engagement, 1952


Reflecting on her visits to Greece, Cathy describes the extended family members, traditions, and experiences that have shaped her over the years.

Caption: Cathy in Greece