Stella Vakalopoulos (Georguleas)
of Jamaica Plain, Sept 4th 2020, just 10 days shy of her 100th birthday.
Beloved wife of the late Philip Vakalopoulos. Devoted mother of Harry Vakalis and wife Nancy of Jamaica Plain, MA, the late Niki Colatosti (Sfanos) of Waltham, MA, Joanne Keane and husband Edward of Jamaica Plain, George Vakalis and partner Mary Ann of Largo, FL, and late John Vakalopoulos of Jamaica Plain. Loving grandmother of Christine and Paul Vakalis, Nicholas and Paul Sfanos, Pauline Zagame and John Martel, and Samantha Cunningham.
Also survived by 9 great grand children.
Stella was educated in Athens, Greece as a nurse and worked during the war. Together with her husband and young children, she immigrated to the United States first to Brooklyn, NY and then settling in Jamaica Plain, MA. She continued her nursing career while raising 5 children and worked at the family owned business, Athens Market, in the South End. She worked as a night nursing supervisor at Glenside (Arbour) Hospital and then later at a local nursing home until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and taking care of her grandchildren.
Stella always had an open door for family and friends and was an inspirational influence to many.
Private burial at Forest Hills cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA
Arrangements from Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home, Jamaica Plain, MA 617-522-2500
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to West River Hospice 63 Kendrick St. Needham, MA
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