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Helene Antonakis Is Mourned

HAMPTON, NH – Helene Antonakis, 96, passed away peacefully at her home on November 30.

Helene was born on June 7, 1924 in Lowell, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Pantelis and Caliope (Hatzopoulas) Antonakis.

Helene was educated through the Lowell schools and later went on to receive an Associate Degree. She worked most her life for the Federal Government. Her last job prior to her retirement was with the U.S. General Services Administration in the Personal Property Services Division, working as a Property Marketing Specialist in the Thomas O'Neill Federal Building in Boston.

Helene was a longtime and active member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell. She was also involved in the many church festivals and the church's Ladies Philoptochos Society. She loved her Greek culture, her church, cooking Greek food, and travelling to Greece.

In her retirement, Helene enjoyed travel outings, festivals and playing cards with her friends.

Helene grew up an only child but leaves many friends from her church and residential communities.

Friends were received at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Fr. Sarantos Way in Lowell on Wednesday, December. Her Funeral Service took place at 11:00am followed by interment in Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Helene's name to the Church.


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