Sophia Heliotis, 92, passed away peacefully at home on October 20, 2017, with her family by her side. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Peter A. Heliotis.
She was born in Georgitsi, Sparta, Greece on April 10, 1925 to the late Panagiotis and Ekaterini Bakis, and emigrated to the United States in 1960 and settled in Stamford, Connecticut. She worked for Electrolux Corporation as a machinist for over twenty years.
A warm and loving mother and grandmother, Sophia enjoyed caring for home and family, tending her beautiful gardens and entertaining friends with her delicious Greek cuisine. She cherished, and was very proud of, her children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Heliotis is survived by her son, Dr. Arthur Heliotis and his wife, Maria; her daughter, Anne Papastathis and her husband, Dennis; her grandchildren, George Papastathis and his wife, Dawn; Dr. Nicole Papastathis Huffman and her husband, Dr. Steven Huffman; Peter Heliotis and his wife, Ashley, and Nicholas Heliotis, as well as three great grandchildren, Zoe Anne Papastathis, Dean Keith Huffman, and Natalie Sophia Huffman, and many nieces and nephews here and in Greece.
She was predeceased by her four brothers, John, George, Athanasios and Ilias Bakis and one sister, Vasiliki Bakis.
Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Calling hours are on Monday, October23rd, 4-8 PM. Services will be on Tuesday, October 24th at 10 AM at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905.