Two veteran City Hall employees to retire

Two veteran City Hall employees will soon end their tenures with the city. Katherine Mandragouras, principal clerk in the treasurer’s office, is retiring Dec. 28 after 43 years of service. Rose Kokoras, senior account clerk in the Water Department, is retiring that same day after 24 years , according to Christopher Ryder, chief of staff to Mayor Ted Bettencourt. Mandragouras was hired in September 1969 as a full-time clerk typist in the treasurer’s office and was promoted to principal clerk in December 2001. Kokoras was hired in October 1988 as a junior clerk typist in the Water Department and was promoted to senior account clerk a decade later, in December 1998. “The city of Peabody has been fortunate to have such hard-working and dedicated employees as Kathy Mandragouras and Rose Kokoras,” Bettencourt said in a prepared statement. “They will be sorely missed by their friends and co-workers at City Hall, and we wish them both long and happy retirements.”