Helen Apostolos, 102, passed away at her home on Saturday March 8.
Helen was born November 24,1911 in Lowell, MA.
Daughter of Dionisios and Demetra (Bibicos) Apostolos of Peloponnesos, Greece. Her father was from Pyrgos Elias, her mother from Amaliatha. Her father owned and operated D. J. Apostolos Sweet Shop which specialized in homemade candy as well as wholesale ice cream in Lowell, MA at the depot.
The eldest of six children, she was predeceased by her parents and brothers John, Charles, Thomas and Vasilios, surviving is her sister, Zoe Apostolos Tsagos, with whom she resided in Monroe, NJ at Rossmoor for the past 15 years. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and their families, along with many devoted friends.
Helen received her primary education at Holy Trinity Church and then entered high school at Keith Hall, upon graduation she completed her studies at Kimball College of Lowell. The family relocated to Asbury Park, NJ and then again in 1936 to Trenton. Because of her wonderful education she was offered and accepted an office position at the Style Shop in Trenton. As the family business grew she left that position to manage the office of Apostolos Produce on Front Street in Trenton. This location later became the Colony Coffee Shop owned and operated by the family. After this successful business was sold she opened the Colony Coffee Shop in the Broad Street bank building in Trenton which she owned and operated for many years. She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Hamilton for over 75 years. Because of her loving spirit she participated in many church, civic and professional clubs and organizations.
Helen lived her life with kindness and compassion, anyone who met her quickly knew what a special person she was. Because of her deep faith and belief in her religion as well as the example set by her parents, she only saw the good in people. She enjoyed her long and happy life so much. Helen always said "Life is Wonderful"
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 15th from 10 until 11AM at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1200 Klockner Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619. Funeral service will begin at 11AM. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 1863 Hamilton Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08619.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: St. George Greek Orthodox Church, or Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 3625 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 500, Hollywood, FL 33201 or www.FoundationEOLC.org.
Posted on 13 Mar 2014 by MFH