Helen Irene (Mitchell) FeflesFebruary 28, 1941 ~ October 22, 2017 (age 76)
Helen Irene Fefles, nee Mitchell (late Thano), passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by the love and support of her family. She is survived by her children, Tina (Clem) Hajjar, Peter (Jeanette), Merri (Sean). Helen was blessed with loving grandchildren Elena, Billy, Eleni, Mia, Thano, Zoe and George. She joins her father Peter and Mary Mitchell and is survived by her brother George (Mary Kay). She was a proud aunt to George, Mary, Greg, Michael and Charlie and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews both here and in Greece.
Helen was an exceptionally strong, vibrant, intelligent and witty woman. No matter what trials befell her, she always bounced back with a mixture of grace and humor. Her strength gave others strength and she was a loyal friend to many.
Helen was a lifelong member of the SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church senior choir and director for 20 years. She was an inspirational educator who taught in the Chicago Public School system but most notably at Koraes Elementary School for many years. She will always be missed and never forgotten. “And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” May her Memory be Eternal! Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. In Lieu of flowers Memorials will be made to The Father Byron Koraes Student Assistance Fund.
Visitation Wednesday from 3 PM to 9 PM at The Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Ave, Tinley Park Il 60477. Trisagion Service 7:00 PM. Friends and family asked to meet Thursday morning 10:45 directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills Il 60465 for the 11:00 AM Funeral Service. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. For further information (708) 781-9212.