Vickie Manolis passed away on December 16, 2020, one week shy of her 99th birthday. She was lovingly called “Thea” by three generations of family, as well as friends and extended family. Cherished aunt of Laurie (Joe) Dakis, Elaine (late Angelo) Buscaglia, William (Cathy) Tarant, Doreen (Brad) DeSent, Christine (James) Trammel, Deb (late Bill Corliss), Maria Carter and Robert (Allison) Kirby. Devoted grand-aunt of Steffanie Dakis Danby, George Dakis, Nick (Alexandria) Tarant, Diana (Gavin) Schmidt, Allison (Alvaro) Lima, Kristin (Kyle) Ryan, Ashley Kirby, Carrie (Matt) Moody, Tom Lizarraga, Michael Lizarraga, Ryan Kirby and Jordan (Tanji) Corliss. Dear great grand-aunt of Kaylee, Jack, Alexa, Joey, Chase, Logan, Cora, Grace, Zoe, Tyler, Attikus, Gianna, William, Reece, Alex and Eleni. Predeceased by her parents William and Dorothy Manolis; and by her siblings and their spouses: Julie (Nick) Tarant, Tom (Carrie) Manolis and Patricia (Richard) Kirby.
Vickie was the beloved center of the family, remembering every birthday and taking great delight in welcoming each new little one. She was the first to offer help or support when anyone needed it. A woman of strong faith, Vickie often volunteered at church until mobility issues in her later years made it difficult. An avid reader, she mastered using the computer for email, Facebook and games in her late 90s (with some family tech support!)
In light of current healthcare guidelines, the Funeral Services are private. You may watch as SS Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church livestreams the Funeral on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. by by visiting https://ssppglenview.org. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SS. Peter and Paul Philoptochos Society, 1401 Wagner Rd., Glenview, IL 60025. Online condolences may be made at jgadinamis.com.
May Her Memory Be Eternal.
We will miss your beautiful smile, Aunt Vickie! May the Lord grant you a well deserved rest, as you were a good and faithful servant.
To my beloved friend and adopted family member, Vickie. I will always cherish the wonderful times we shared and trips we went on. You will be missed, but you are now with Our Father, and can rejoice in your heavenly rewards. Until we meet again. With much love.
Aunt Vickie I will miss your laugh, your advice, and your wonderful sense of humor. Your bantering with my dad, your first cousin, Andy Bratsakis, is forever a wonderful memory. You can continue your banter together now. I’m so glad you had your wonderful nieces and nephews to appreciate and love you on a daily basis. You were a bright light of mine as well and we had many laughs together also. You were great at making sense of what didn’t make sense to me. I will miss you but will still talk to you often.
To the family of Vickie Manolis,
I was deeply saddened and wish to express my sympathy for the loss of your beloved (Thea).
She was a great gal, and a personal friend. She will be deeply missed. May her Memory Be Eternal.
Aunt Vickie was my savior when we moved to the Chicago area in 1985 right after Christmas. It was freezing, we moved into a filthy furnished apartment while our house was being finished. I had a 5-week old baby, a toddler and a 6 year-old and a dog! I was homesick and overwhelmed! She came immediately to our rescue with “Mr. Hoover,” and cleaned, besides making us all laugh. After that, she came to our house almost every month for the 5 years we lived there, armed with donuts and her enormous personality and heart. We all loved her! God… Read more »
Thea Vickie, it was a blessing to know you. Driving to church with you those few times was always filled with laughter. When I look to my left at church I will still see you sitting there praying for all of us as we will be praying for your soul. Memory Eternal. Oh, by the way, try not to get in too much trouble with Aunt Martha.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Vicky’s family. I didn’t know her personally, but when I would go to church at Peter and Paul, she always said hello to me and was extremely kind. May she rest in peace ????️
Thea Vickie will forever be sitting in her spot in church! Her kindness will always be remembered. May her memory be eternal.
Sylvia and Paul Creatura
We were so sad to hear of Vickie’s passing. She was always so kind to our family, especially to our three children. She used to take them for rides on her walker at church coffee hour. We always enjoyed seeing her smile in church and will miss her dearly. Memory Eternal! Love, the Tagge Family (Michael, Lynne, Benjamin, Hannah and Noah)
So very sorry for all of the Manolis family.
I have wonderful memories of teasing her and seeing her in Church and at Church functions.
May her memory be eternal.
Jim and Didi Tatooles
Vickie and I were members of our Marriott Theater group.
Her warm personality , her sweet smile and friendly way made her
a pleasure to have as part of this fellowship.
May she rest in peace where there is no pain, sighing or sorrow but
My deepest and sincere condolences,
Our condolences go out to the entire family of Vickie. Her vivacious smile an upbeat personality and warm heart will be missed and we we’re blessed to know.
Vicky and Mary welcomed us with open arms when we walked into the church with our three little ones making us feel so welcomed and because of them is why we continued and made the church our home. I’ll always remember her hugs and kisses and saying she loved us.
May she rest in eternal peace ????
Cousin Vickie will be remembered by all of us who knew her as loving kind and generous, always up to the task no matter what it required. With her passing, we lose the last link to the generation before us. I can hear her voice and her laugh, and see her ever present smile, blessed as she was with a beautiful personality. Growing up, she was a constant presence at our house in the old neighborhood offering company and companionsip and laughter to my brother, Angelo, who was a child, confined to bedrest for extended periods due to Rheumatic Fever.… Read more »
We were saddened to learn of this. Vickie was a staple at Sts P & P and we looked forward to seeing her on Sundays and at various church events. We will miss her. Our deepest condolences to her family.