Bessie (Vasiliki Raptis) Kelleher

Bessie (Vasiliki Raptis) Kelleher
Loving wife, mother, and grandmother; 82

DRACUT -- Bessie (Vasiliki Raptis) Kelleher, 82, passed away on September 29th, 2012, at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by her husband and loving family.

She is the beloved wife of Daniel L. Kelleher with whom she shared a life of happiness, devotion, and endless love.

Bessie was born on November 27, 1929 in Lowell, MA. She is the daughter of the late Lampros Raptis and Georgia (Sarantakis) Raptis. Sister to the late Charles Raptis and Eva (Raptis) Gassie.

She received her education from the Lowell School System and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

Her motherly love, beautiful smile and caring personality made her ONE OF A KIND. In her free time, she enjoyed cooking, shopping, dancing, and BINGO. Her most cherished moments were spent with her husband and family. Admired and loved by all who knew her. She dedicated her life to caring for her husband, children and family and never asked for anything in return.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her eight children, Larry Kelleher of New Port Richey, FL, Paula Sederquist and her husband, John of Hudson, NH, Daniel Kelleher of Hudson, FL, Jamie Cyr of Dracut, Charles Kelleher of New Port Richey, FL, Robert Kelleher of Dracut, Cheryl Kelleher of Hudson, NH, and Shawn Kelleher of Hudson, NH; her sisters-in-law, Florence Rudolph of Nashua, NH, Carol Brousseau of Pelham, NH, Toni Kelleher of Dracut, and Val Kelleher of Dracut; as well as 14 grandchildren, Kim, Peter, John, Lisa, Jillian,Danny, Shauna, Diandra, Eddie, Nicholas, Shawn P., Justine, Bobby and Shawn R; and nine great-grandchildren, Nathan, Janelle, Michael, Ashley, Johnathan, Kelsey, Sophia, Anahleyse, and Alivia.

Bessie is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

KELLEHER -- At the request of Bessie's family, all services are private. Arrangements entrusted to the care of DRACUT FUNERAL HOME. To leave an online condolence, story, or message please visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Dracut Funeral Home
2159 Lakeview Avenue Dracut, MA 01826
(978) 957-5032

Published in Lowell Sun on Oct. 5, 2012