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Loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt
DRACUT -- Maria (Stavropoulos) Behrakis, of Dracut, passed away Friday, July 4th, 2014, at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by her family.
Maria was born in Greece in 1933, a daughter of the late Demetra (Preketes) and Elias Stavropoulos. At the age of 17, she immigrated to the United States.
Early on, Maria worked at the Lowell textile mills, and subsequently at USCI Bard in Billerica. Her life was devoted to her family, and the highlight of the last 19 years was caring for her grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She enjoyed spending time at the seashore, the White Mountains of NH, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Maria loved this country and was very grateful to have lived her life here.
Maria leaves behind her three children, Alex Behrakis, Elias Behrakis and his wife, Pamela, and Peggy Behrakis and her husband, Gary Ambrosini, all of Dracut; five grandchildren, Tom and Kristen Behrakis; Nicholas, Sophia and Christian Ambrosini; brother, Peter Stavropoulos and his wife, Anna of Dunedin, FL; Sister Angelike Valeras and her husband, Christoforos of Lowell; and several wonderful nieces and nephews whom she loved so much.
Maria was predeceased by her sister, Stavroula (Stella), and brother-in-law, George Metilinos.
BEHRAKIS -- Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 4-7 p.m. TUESDAY, July 8th, at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME 2159 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut, Massachusetts. Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on WEDNESDAY, July 9th at 9 AM, followed by her funeral services at 10 AM in Transfiguartion Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Fr. John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA. Interment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. To leave an online condolence story or message, please visitwww.dracutfuneralhome.com.
Dracut Funeral Home
2159 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut, MA 01826
Published in Lowell Sun on July 6, 2014