Vasiliki Nicolakakis

Vasiliki "Bessie" Nicolakakis (Mihalochrista)

August 5, 1933 - April 15, 2021
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Vasiliki “Bessie” Nicolakakis, 87, died peacefully on April 15, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Nicholas Nicolakakis who predeceased her in 2013.

Vasiliki was born on August 5, 1933 in Georgitsi Sparta, Greece. She was the daughter of the late George and Konstantina (Manasiotis) Mihalochrista. In her younger years, Vasiliki spent time tending to her family’s olive trees in her village.

Vasiliki immigrated to the United States in 1967. For many years, she worked as a seamstress at various textile companies throughout the area.

Vasiliki was an avid gardener and she faithfully tended to her large vegetable garden and beautifully adorned flower beds. She was an amazing cook who created wonderful meals for her family. Vasiliki’s Orthodox faith and Greek culture were incredibly meaningful to her.

Vasiliki’s main passion in life was her devotion to her family. She was a very loving and nurturing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose most valued role in life was as a caregiver. Her most cherished moments were experiences she had and memories she created with her loving family.

Vasiliki is survived by her four daughters, Demetra “Debbie” Pantazelos and her husband Dionissios “Danny” of Dunstable, Konstantina “Connie Dina” Donohoe and her late husband Paul of Tyngsboro, Athanasia “Soula” Howe and her husband Michael of Dracut and Ioulia “Louise” Merrill and her husband Mark of Dracut; her 10 grandchildren, Nicholas Pantazelos, George Pantazelos and his wife Nevart, Vasiliki “Bessie” Stamatelopoulos and her husband Chris, Paul, Matthew and Alexis Donohoe, Michael W. and Shannah Howe, Talia and Alexander Merrill; and her 5 great-grandchildren, Jenna, Mariah, and Anthony Howe, Ariana and Lucas Pantazelos.

Vasiliki is predeceased by her sisters Athena and Xanthi Mihalochrista and her brother Panagioti Mihalochrista.

Visiting Hours will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10 o’clock at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Father John Sarantos Way, LOWELL. Interment will follow in Westlawn II Cemetery, LOWELL. For those attending, facial coverings are respectfully required and social distancing measures will be in place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vasiliki’s name to Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cancer Unit, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 or Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Father John Sarantos Way, Lowell, MA 01854.
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  • Visitation

    April 19, 2021 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    April 19, 2021 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Funeral Service

    April 20, 2021 | 10:00am
    April 20, 2021 10:00am
    Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
    25 Fr. John Sarantos Way
    LOWELL, MA 01854
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  • Interment

    Westlawn II Cemetery
    305 Boston Road
    LOWELL, MA 01852
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