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Stella (Petropoulakos) Barber

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Stella (Petropoulakos) Barber
Loving wife, mother, and grandmother

LOWELL -- Stella (Petropoulakos) Barber, of Lowell, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2012, in Lowell, her loving family by her side, aged 90 years.

She was the beloved wife of Richard Barber, with whom she was married for 67 years.

Born July 21, 1921 in Lakonia, Greece, daughter of the late Nicholas and Panagiota (Kostandakos) Petropoulakos. She came to the United States in 1922, settling in Lowell with her family.

Stella was a graduate of Lowell High School and worked for many years in the local textile mills. She was also a homemaker, raising three children with her husband. She enjoyed cooking, drawing, music, dancing, and spending time with her family.

Besides her loving husband, she is survived by two daughters, Diann Barber Levis and her husband, William of Hampton, NH, and Stephanie Granville and her husband, Dana of Pelham, NH; and a son, Charles Barber and his companion, Ruthann Morin of Lowell; five grandchildren, Jan Benton and her husband, Jeremy of St. Johnsbury, VT, Paula Doe and her husband, Michael of Scarborough, ME, Nadine Bogner of Houston, TX, Nicholas Granville and his wife, Katie of Windham, NH, and Evan Granville of Pelham, NH. Also nine great-grandchildren; and many cousins and dear friends.

She was the sister of the late Christine Saxonis and Peter Petropoulakos.

BARBER -- In Lowell, July 18, 2012. Stella (Petropoulakos) Barber, of Lowell, aged 90 years. Beloved wife of Richard Barber. It being her wish, private funeral services were held. Interment was in Westlawn II Cemetery. Friends who wish, may make memorial donations in her name to the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lowell, 336 Central Street, Lowell, MA 01852.

Arrangements entrusted to MORSE-BAYLISS FUNERAL HOME, 122 Princeton Blvd., Lowell. Funeral Directors, Frederick W. Healy and Walter F. Bayliss, Jr. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit Stella's memorial page at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com.

Published in Lowell Sun on July 20, 2012
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