Haverhill — Evmorfia “Foula” (Meltsakos) Gavrielides, 86, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 26 at the Lowell General – Saints Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Grevena, Greece on August 18, 1926, daughter of the late Panagiotis and Despina Meltsakos. Loving wife of 55 years to Nicholas Gavrielides. Being raised in Greece, after marriage her and Nicholas came to Haverhill and began to raise their family.
Mrs. Gavrielides was employed by the former Western Electric / AT&T at the No. Andover facility until her retirement in 1986.
Her interest included gardening, baking, spending time with family and friends, especially her granddaughters.
Devoted member of the Holy Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Haverhill. Involved for many years with the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society.
Her surviving family members in addition to her husband, include her cherished daughters, Despina Katsikis and her husband Stamatios of Pelham, NH and Kalliopi Samardelis and her husband James of Goffstown, NH; granddaughters, Nicole Katsikis, Demetra Katsikis, Alethea Lacerte and Christina Brunt; several cousins, nieces and nephews; loving sister of the late Panagiotis Meltsakos who passed in July of 2012.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her Funeral will be held Friday morning, March 29, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Bradford at 10:00 AM. Funeral Service in the Holy Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154-156 Winter Street, Haverhill at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Linwood Cemetery, Mill Street, Haverhill. Calling hours will be Thursday in the Driscoll Funeral Home from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Courtesy local transportation to the visitation will be provided on request by calling Patrick Driscoll at (978) 374-0000. Contributions may be made in Mrs. Gavrielides memory to the Holy Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154-156 Winter Street, Haverhill, MA 01830. For directions and online guestbook, please visit www.driscollcares.com