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Helen K. Kanelos

Passed Away: June 17, 2021

Helen K. Kanelos of Williamsburg, VA died on June 17, 2021, at the age of 84. Helen was born on January 22nd, 1937, in Vasiliakion, Greece to Peter D. Kokolis and Katerina K. Kokolis. She is preceded in death by her husband, George F. Kanelos, and her sister Niki Kokolis.

Helen is survived by her two sons, Frank G. Kanelos (Elena), Peter G. Kanelos (Yanna), and her two grandsons, George and Manolis Kanelos, and a great granddaughter, Clio Kanelos. She is also survived by her brother Dimitrios P. Kokolis (Danai), her brother-in-law James J. Kokolis, her niece and nephews Katherine K. Hagopian (Michael), John J. Kokolis (Joanna), Peter J. Kokolis (Christina), Frank T. Kanelos and many other loving nieces and nephews both here in the United States and in Greece.

Helen emigrated to the United States in December 1958, and later married her husband, on April 24th, 1960. Helen was a well-known hairdresser, accomplished seamstress and business owner of Giorgio’s Pizza Shoppe, and an active member of the Greek Community. She was an outstanding member of the SS Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, in Newport News, where she served many roles including, as President of the Ladies Philoptochos Society from 1972-1973. She will be remembered by her generosity, wonderful cooking, and her Christ-like unconditional love for all.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 20, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM with Trisagion service to take place at 4:00 PM at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.  A service will be held on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Saints Constantine and Helen with burial to follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at 60 Traverse Road, Newport News, VA 23606. 

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox

60 Traverse Rd
Newport News, VA 23606

Trisagion service to be held at 4:00 PM


Service Information

Date: Monday, June 21, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm

Location:

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox

60 Traverse Rd
Newport News, VA 23606


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, June 21, 2021

Location:

Peninsula Memorial Park

12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606


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