Thursday, April 4, 2013

Eleni 'Helen' (Hambosoglou) Kiriaki

Surrounded by her loving family, Eleni “Helen” Kiriaki, age 89, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.  Helen was born in Vatolakos, Greece, on October 20, 1923, daughter of the late Demosthenis and Apthemia (Nee: Mehteridis) Hambosoglou.

Helen was united in marriage in Greece to Anastasios “Arthur” Kiriaki for over forty years.  Seeking better opportunities for their children and family, Helen and Arthur immigrated to the United States in 1955.  Arthur preceded her in death, November 14, 1981.  She was a longtime and faithful member of the Kimissis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church.  Helen loved flower and vegetable gardening, sewing, and was an excellent baker.  She will be fondly remembered for her devotion to her family, especially to her grandchildren.  She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, Grace (Craig) Vasiliadis, Greg (Nancy) Kiriaki, Rebecca Gianou (special friend, Dennis Pittsley), Joseph (Terri) Kiriaki, Sophie (Jeff) Vassh, Effie Holub; her grandchildren, Connie (John) Mau, Sue (Bob) Sargeant, Lee (Cindy) Vasiliadis, Lisa Kiriaki, Laura Eleni Kiriaki, Demetri Gianou, Daso (Jennifer) Gianou, Kimberly Kiriaki, Gregory Kiriaki, John Vassh, Nicole Vassh, Christina Holub, Joey Holub; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Anatoli Papadopolis, Irene Pimitsides; sister-in-law, Goula Hambosoglou; brother-in-law, Kosta Papadopolis; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, George; and sisters, Sophia and Maria.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Kimissis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 S. Green Bay Road, Hwy 31, with Rev. John Ketchum officiating.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

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