Helen Dallas Moskovites is Mourned


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!”






LONDON - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a meeting with Greeks of the diaspora while in London on Wednesday, during which he highlighted the options that Greeks living abroad now have to vote in Greek elections from their place of residence, as well as his government's emphasis on reforms.

Top Stories


ASTORIA – The Pancyprian Choir of NY held its first meeting of 2022 and shared best wishes for the New Year with their annual cutting of the traditional vasilopita at Dionysos Taverna in Astoria on January 24.


BRONX, NY – In a festive atmosphere, the traditional cutting of the vasilopita was held by the Northern Chios Society of Pelineon Agia Markella in the community hall of Zoodohos Peghe Greek Orthodox Church in the Bronx on January 23.


ATHENS – A major snow storm that had been predicted for days still caught residents in Greece offguard and the New Democracy government scrambling for answers as to why motorists were stuck for hours on major roads.


Democrats Eye Supreme Court Pick to Revive 2022 Prospects

Democrats stung by a series of election year failures to deliver legislative wins for their most loyal voters hope they'll be buoyed by the prospect that President Joe Biden will name the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.