NEW YORK – With a heavy heart and a great sense of loss those who knew Helen Moskovites, nee Dallas, learned that she departed this life after a valiant fight against multiple illnesses. On October 20 she passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving and dedicated family and her irreplaceable aide.
Helen was born in Peabody, Massachusetts on February 26, 1924. She was the first born daughter to the late Stavroula (Katsoulakos) Dallas and the late James Dallas. Two beautiful sisters and a sweet brother in law who preceded her in death, Stella Dallas, Anastasia Chetsas, and Dom Chetsas.
On November 19, 1939, Helen married, the late John Moskovites. She operated a Grocery store, Deli, on the corner of Walnut and Tracey Street in Peabody, Massachusetts. At this time Helen was a member of the St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody.
Helen was blessed with three boys who turned out to be great men, Peter Moskovites (Carolyn) of West Charleston, Vermont, Pastor Nicholas Moskovites (Pamela) of Fort Myers, Florida and the late Fr. James G. Moskovites. Her devoted and dedicated daughter in law Diana Moskovites, attended to her in every way possible, and her granddaughter, Presvytera Helen Moskovites-Kehagias (Fr. Demetrios Kehagias),of Brooklyn, New York, stood along her Yiayia’s side until the end of her earthly life.
Helen believed there is no greater gift than to be given the opportunity to be a part of a beautiful ministry. On April 10, 1973, Helen Moskovites moved to Oklahoma City and was part of the late Fr. James’ and Presvytera Diana’s Ministry. Getting involved over the years throughout all of their travels from baking in the kitchen during the Greek Festivals, to hosting Bible studies at the home, involvement in Philoptochos, to making Fasolada when the Lenten Lecture Series started at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, New York City began.
Helen loved to Crochet, Knit, and Needlepoint, and reportedly “made the best homemade pizza ever!” Everyone called her the “Hostess with the Mostest” and her the energizer bunny because there was no stopping her boundless energy for life. No matter what, always moving forward with strength, faith, and humor. Countless people will miss her laughter, your wit, wisdom and sense of style, but what they will miss more than ever is your beautiful smile.
The Funeral was held on Monday October 26, St. Demetrios Day, at St. Eleftherios Greek Orthodox Church in Manhattan. Helen was laid to rest next to her son, the late Father James G. Moskovites. Helen’s family bids “her Memory be Eternal forever amongst the Saints and Our Lord’s Kingdom. Until we see you Again!”