Eleni “Helen” (Pappas) Gavros, 73, of Hudson, MA, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, after a period of declining health. She leaves her beloved husband of 48 years, Sotirios G. Gavros.
Helen was born in Vassara, Lakonia, Greece on November 5, 1945, a daughter of the late Chris and Panagiota (Kosmas) Pappas. She was raised in Greece, eventually immigrating to Quincy in 1969 and shortly after she married the love of her life, Sotirios G. Gavros,in 1971. They lived in Quincy for 31 years, before relocating to Hudson where they have resided for the past 17 years. Helen was a talented seamstress and worked for many years at Brite Kleen Cleaners in Hudson.
Helen was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, who cherish spending time with her family. She enjoyed baking, playing cards and going to church. She was always happy and optimistic. She fought colon cancer for eight years with phenomenal strength and courage.
In addition to her beloved husband, she is also survived by her daughter, Maria Markonidis and her husband Dimitri of Hudson; her son George s. Gavros and his wife Dr. Dora Gavros of Tiburon, CA; a brother, Peter Pappas and his wife Maria; a sister Argiro Spiropoulos; her sister-in-law, Dimitra Pappas; 5 grandchildren, Daphne, Zoe, Lefty, Sam and Elena and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her brother George Pappas.
Relatives and friends are invited to a period of calling hours from 9 am until 10 am on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at St. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, 9 Central Street Marlborough, MA; immediately followed by a 10 am Funeral Service. A funeral cortege will process from the church to Forestvale Cemetery in Hudson for interment.
In lieu of flowers, you are invited to make a gift in memory of Eleni to support colorectal cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Please visit: www.danafarber.org/give and indicate Dr. Kimmie Ng’s Research Fund” in the “Tell Us Why You Give to Dana-Farber” section.