Webster – Eleni (Koulax) Xanthopoulos, 80, entered eternal rest on Friday November 6, 2020.
Eleni was born in Lidia, Greece on July 1, 1940 daughter of the late Serafim and Alexandra (Haralambidis) Koulaxizoglou; she met the love of her life Apostolos “Paul” Xanthopoulos in her village of Lidia in the region of Kavala; they would share fifty-seven years of love and devotion until Paul’s passing in February of 2019.
Eleni and Paul moved to the United States in 1967, settling in Webster, MA where they raised a loving and beautiful family. Eleni and Paul owned and operated Paul’s Pizza, which was a beloved icon in Webster for almost twenty years.
Eleni has been a pillar of the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church and the Ladies Philoptochos Society since moving to Webster. Eleni was regarded as the church “welcoming committee”, she would always be there to greet visitors and instantly make them feel at home. Everyone who knew Eleni got to experience her warm, kind and joyful spirit and contagious smile. Eleni was honored by her beloved church at the Metropolis of Boston Ministry Awards in 2014 for her dedication and service to her beloved church family. She was a faithful participant in the weekly Bible study for many years. She actively contributed in Annual Greek Festival by leading the baking of the Sweet breads “Tsorekia”, and baked the annual Vasilopita and Artoklaslia breads for Sts. Constantine & Helen Church Name Day celebration. She helped decorate the Epitaphion for Easter and decorated the church for Christmas. Whenever asked she made herself available to help out.
She had a keen sense of style and loved her hats. She enjoyed being active and golfing, loved the ocean and spending time at her Cape Cod home. Eleni loved to Greek Dance and especially enjoyed watching the youth continue the Greek traditions. She was an avid gardener and flowers brought her such joy!
Eleni was completely devoted to her family, of which she was most proud. She was a wonderful mother, an example of sacrifice commitment, unconditional love, respected by everyone she touched with her presence. She will be deeply missed by her three daughters: Sophia Foisy and her husband Stephen, Alexandra Xanthopoulos, and Constantina Biondo and her husband Frank; her grandchildren: Louisa Foisy and Alexandra Biondo; her brother Constantine “Gus” Koulax.
Eleni will also be deeply missed by her many relatives, dear friends, her church family and by all who were blessed to know and love her; she was truly an angel amongst us.
Calling Hours will be held on Tuesday November 10, 2020 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm with a Trisagion Service at 5:30pm at the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 35 Lake Parkway Webster, MA. We kindly ask that all who attend adhere to current health and social distancing guidelines. We further ask that all attending please exit the church immediately after paying your respects.
Due to current health concerns, the funeral and committal services will be private. Eleni will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Mount Zion Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in Eleni’s memory to the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 713 Webster, MA 01570
The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home is honored to have been entrusted with Eleni’s funeral arrangements.
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Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
P.O. Box 713, Webster MA 01570