Penelope “Popi” Kyriakopoulos, nee Kollaros, of Chicago, Illinois, passed away on June 25, 2020, at the age of 81. Penelope was born in Athens, Greece to the late Cosmas and the late Marina Kollaros of Tinos, Greece. She is survived by her sister Vasiliki (the late Gust) Kouvaras. Loving mother of the Honorable Anthony C. (Eva) Kyriakopoulos and Katherine (Christ) Callas. Beloved grandmother to Gregory and Andrew Callas, and Marina and Christos Kyriakopoulos. Adored Thea, Koumbara, Nouna and friend of many.
Penelope immigrated to the United States from Greece in 1960, where she resided in Chicago, Illinois. She was a dedicated and beloved member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and a longtime Board member of their Philoptochos Society. She was also a longtime volunteer for various Feed the Hungry programs in the Chicagoland area. Penelope was passionate about baking, cooking and spending time with her family and close friends.
Visitation Monday, June 29, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home, 820 Talcott, Park Ridge. Face masks are mandatory and it is recommended that if you are not feeling well, you should not attend. Funeral and Interment services are private; however you can watch the Funeral service online on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Noon, by clicking here and the Graveside service following by clicking here. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1017 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60610 or online at annunciationcathedralchicago.org.
May Her Memory Be Eternal.
Judge Tony and Family. So sorry to hear of your Mother’s recent falling asleep in the Lord. We will keep her in our prayers. May she rest in peace and may her memory be forever eternal.
Ας είναι ελαφρό το χώμα που θα σε σκεπάσει, αγαπητή Ποπη. Ο παράδεισος σε περιμένει.
Ποπη και Νίκος Κοκκωνης
Ας είναι ελαφρύ το χώμα που θα σε σκεπάσει, αγαπητή Ποπη. Ο Παράδεισος σε περιμένει.
Tony, Eva, Marina, Cristos and family
I am so sorry to hear of Popi’s passing. I always loved any time I spent with her and you all in your home. I am sending much love and support to you during this difficult time.
Ο Θεός να αναπαύει την ψυχούλα σου, Ξαδελφούλα μου….
The Kyriakopoulos Family,
So dearly loved. So sadly missed. God bless. May her Memory be Eternal!
The Kyriakopoulos Family
Thinking of you always.
You will be sorely missed.
May her Memory be Eternal.
Tony and family, our condolences and prayers on the loss of your mother. She was a special lady and will be remembered. God bless.
To the Kyriakopoulos family;
You have my deepest sympathy on the passing away of your mother. Κυρία Πόπη was a classy lady, loved and respected by many that knew her. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace. Αιωνία η μνήμη της.