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Helen Karathanasis formerly of Yonkers passed away at the age of 81. Helen was born on February 6, 1932 in Athens Greece to the late George and Georgia Paraskevopoulos. Helen was married to Nicholas Karathanasis on October 23, 1960 in St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in N.Y.C. Helen was a member of the Ladies Philoptochos, Calavryta Fraternity and the Prophet Elias Mr. & Mrs. Club. Helen worked as an Interior Decorator. Helen is predeceased by her loving Husband Nicholas. Helen is survived by her children Evan & Dorothea Karathanasis of Scarsdale; Georgia and Jim Gounaris of New Hyde Park and Maria & John Gisondi of Harrison and Helen is also survived by her grandchildren Kristina & Nick Karathanasis; Elianna, Billy, Nicholas, & Katerina Gounaris and Johnny, Jake & Andrew Gisondi. Helen is survived by her siblings Christos & Eleni Parras of Yonkers; Peter Parras of Cleveland Ohio; Gregory & Evie Parras of Athens and Tasos & Lela of Athens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m . Mass will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. The burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery . In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Church of Our Saviour located at 2195 Westchester Ave East, Rye, N.Y. 10580.
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Published in the The Journal News on May 19, 2013