Elaine J. Daoulas of Alexandria, VA, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Alexiou, died Sunday, June 20. She passed peacefully after fully recovering from the COVID-19 virus. Born in Lowell, MA she graduated from the Hellenic Academy and Lowell High School. Elaine was happily married to COL (RET) Arthur Daoulas of Dracut for 66 years. They were blessed with three sons, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and three wonderful daughters in law. Sadly, she was predeceased by her two sisters (Betty and Dottie), daughter in law Sue Hardy Daoulas and her son John.
She loved her role as an army wife and was committed to assuring that the families of servicemen and servicewomen were supported in every way possible. She enjoyed traveling abroad, interacting with the wives of foreign officers along with exposure to various cultures. Time permitting, playing bridge and reading mystery novels were her favorite pastimes.
After retirement, her husband accepted a Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment and served in the position of Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASARDA). Now functioning in a different environment, she again excelled. Her skilled interpersonal relations were of great importance, which was evidenced at social functions involving senior military and high level government personnel.
The Funeral Service was held at the Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Washington, DC. Prior to the Service, attendees had the opportunity to pay their respects for a one hour period. Graveside Services will be held at the Arlington National Cemetery at some future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made directly to the Saint Sophia Cathedral in memory of Elaine J. Daoulas.