portrait picture for Elias (Kolias) Papadopoulos

Wake: Friends may call Wednesday, May 11th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Services: A Greek Orthodox Service will be held on Thursday, May 12th at 10:00 am at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, West Rocks Rd., Norwalk. Burial: Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Donations: In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund.

Elias (Kolias) Papadopoulos


May 8, 2011

Elias (Kolias) Papadopoulos, 92, husband of Parthena Hiotes Papadopoulos of Norwalk, passed away peacefully after a brief illness Sunday, May 8th at Norwalk Hospital.

Mr. Papadopoulos was born in Russia and emigrated to Greece in 1936. He and his family then emigrated to the United States in 1965. He worked for Norwalk Hospital for 35 years prior to his retirement. He was an active member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Norwalk and a proud Pontian Greek.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Parthena, his children Elenie Demetriades and her husband Theologos (Laki), Toula Kathrakis and her husband George, and Dr. Steve Papadopoulos and his wife Christine. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren: Kiki Demetriades, Irene Caldwell, Dina Athanasoulis, Christos Kathrakis, John Papadopoulos, Kristina Faraday, Elias Kathrakis, and Niko Papadopoulos and 7 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Wednesday, May 11th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.

A Greek Orthodox Service will be held on Thursday, May 12th at 10:00 am at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, West Rocks Rd., Norwalk. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund.

  1. FOR MY PAPOU I know we are all feeling very sad, That we’ve lost our PAPOU, our friend and our dad. Together we have cried an ocean of tears, as we feel so empty and hold many fears But PAPOU would want us to know he’s in a good place And that he watching us all with a smile on his face As we have made him so proud, as proud as can be That he has raised such a beautiful and special family Thinking back now I really must say I feel lucky and privileged to have known PAPOU to this day For in my life, you have played a special part The memories I will treasure and keep close to your heart For me I am glad my girls he got to meet And for all of us, be grateful, his life is now complete To each one of us he has loved and cared And a family, be thankful for the good times we shared Although he has gone we will always be together And his spirit will live on each one of us forever When you look to the sky, look for the brightest star As that will be PAPOU looking down on us from afar I would like to thank the good Lord above For blessing us with our PAPOU with his kindness and love Dear God, Take extra special care our PAPOU as he is very dear to us. I will miss you Papou, you will always be with us!!! Have a wonderful journey to Heaven! Love KIKI Grandpa if you are listening say a prayer for us every day Be sure to protect us and guide us on our way We know when God called you, you had to go But we want you to know Grandpa we miss you and love you so

    September 28, 2011
    Your Grandaughter Kiki -
  • Zoi se Sas! Our condolensces during this sad time; but always remember the great memories you had since your Pappou was around for so many years with you in the same city. May he now Rest in Peace…. Love always, Rebecca

    September 28, 2011
    Rebecca Athanasiadis -
  • Dear Steve & Family, We were both very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. It appears he had a very rich life with much love surrounding him. Steve, you resemble him so much. May your beautiful memories console you in this time of grief. With deepest sympathy, Andy & Cheryl

    September 28, 2011
    Andy Bess & Cheryl Bobonick -
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