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Nikoleta Helen Geanakos

Nikoleta Helen Geanakos, 101, formerly of Washington Street, Ipswich, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 7, 2016 in the Masconomet Healthcare Center, Topsfield.

Born in Ipswich July 3, 1915 she was the daughter of the later Argerios and Stavroula (Niarhos) Giannakountzos. Helen was raised in Ipswich, where she attended public schools, and lived her entire life.  As a young woman she went to work at Haywood Hosiery in Ipswich where she was employed for thirty-two years. She later was employed by the Ipswich School Department as a teacherís aide while also working with her sister Alyce at  Alyceís Beauty Lounge in Ipswich.

She was a lifelong member of the Ipswich Greek Orthodox Church where for many years she served as the secretary for the Greek Womanís Melissa Society.

Helen was greatly admired and adored by her family. She lived a long and eventful life and her only regret was "she couldn't do it all over again". She was a very nurturing and caring person who loved and helped raise all her young family members. Her very positive outlook on life will be greatly missed by her family, friends and acquaintances.

Helen is survived by nephews Anthony George of Ipswich, Soterios (Sam) Geldis of Bexley, OH and Georgia Mavrakis of Santa Clara, CA along with numerous relatives from the Moutevelis, Johnson and Alexopoulos families. She was the sister of the late Vasiliki (Bessie) Koulouris formerly of Watertown, Katherine Georgakopoulos of Ipswich, Georgia Geldis of Columbus, OH and Alexandra (Alyce) Geanakos of Ipswich.

Her funeral Service will be held Saturday August 13, 9 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by a service at 10 am in the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 8 Lafayette Road, Ipswich. Interment will be in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be Friday 4 to 6 pm.

 

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