Helen Makrias, nee Giannakopoulos, age 70, longtime resident of Chicago, passed away July 22, 2020. Loving Mother of Chris (Sandra) Makrias and Kelly (Ryan) Larkin; cherished Grandmother of Andrew, Alex and Alli Larkin; devoted Daughter of the late John and Fotini Giannakopoulos; dearest Sister of Patty Giannakopoulos; fond Cousin, Aunt and Great-Aunt of many.
Helen was an extremely social and generous person, always insistent upon paying for a meal; and enjoyed going to the health club to exercise. She was a kind and genuine woman who will be deeply missed by her family and many friends and will never be forgotten.
All services are private, however family and friends are invited to watch the Funeral and Graveside Services live, online, at John G. Adinamis Facebook page, on Wednesday morning, July 29th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Please visit the same website for the Graveside Service following.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 1114 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 or online at www.cancer.org/givehope.
May Her Memory Be Eternal
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Helen. She was so smart and funny. Generous to a fault, kind and caring. A friend to everyone she met. Welcoming and nurturing! A true treasure in my life who I will continue to hold in my heart and share stories of! Chris, Kelly, Pat and extended family I am so very sorry for your loss. Helen will be a bright shining star in heaven above! ❤️
Helen you were kind loving and supportive to all. May your Memory be Eternal
When I met Helen, it took about five minutes before it felt like we had known each other our whole lives. After that five minutes, I never remembered a time when I did not know her. She and I went through a lot of things together in our personal and professional lives, and she was always, always, supportive and loving to me. I love her, and always will. xo
Our whole family is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Helen. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was warm, caring and always so thoughtful. She truly touched everyone she met. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat, Chris, Sandra and to Kelly, Ryan, Andrew, Alex and Alli – we extend our love and support. Helen will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Helen was a good friend when we worked at mpct together. I felt an instant closeness with her. She was also a lot of fun and I especially remember a great time we had at one of the Christmas parties. My sympathies are with you. May she rest in peace.
So sad to hear that our beautiful, funny, amazing Helen has left us. The heavens will be so much brighter with helen up there!
Blessings to the family…
With love & best wishes, John
The world has lost a good soul. I’m so sorry for Helen’s sudden passing. She lived and loved well the people in her lifel. You will be missed Helen. May her memory be eternal.
Dear sweet Helen. I knew you for such a short time (through Galter) but I always felt like we were old friends. I will miss talking with you and hearing about your lovely family and amazing travels. Thank you for the gift of your friendship. I am praying daily for the family you are leaving behind as you left us all far too soon. Love you always…
So very sorry for the loss! Helen was a great friend, mother to Chris and Kelly and Grandmother to Andrew, Alex and Alli. She loved you all so very much. Helen had a heart of gold and always willing to give and share. From the day I met her we became friends forever. Loved her laugh and will definitely miss her smile. She’s now watching over us all. Until we meet again my friend ! ❤️❤️
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I was glad I got to know her, even for a little while. My thoughts are with you.
My condolences to Helen’s dear family. Please know that she was/is loved by countless people. She accepted us as we are and gave of herself unconditionally. Generous, warm, loving, welcoming, smart, witty. Helen brightened and enriched my work days and the days of so many others. We shared many professional and personal experiences. I always felt so much better and laughed so much harder in Helen’s presence. I am honored to have had Helen as a friend. What a treasure and a gift to us all, and I will miss her deeply.