Eleni Stampliakas, nee Sferedes, was born on June 10, 1927 in a small village of Likorema outside of Karystos in Evia, Greece. She was the twelfth child of Eleftherios Ioannis Sferedes and Yiannoula (Anastasios) Papapavlou. Eleni was the devoted wife for 47 years, of Stavros, and loving mother to daughters Dora and Joann. She was also a devoted Yiayia to her loving grandchildren Tommy, Nicholas, Elena. She was a gracious mother-in-law to Thomas and Herman. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was the last of her siblings to survive.
She came to New York in 1957 and arrived in Philadelphia in 1958. There she met and married the love of her life 1959. Together they started their life, bought a house, and raised their family. They were lifelong members of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
Eleni loved all of her family and friend. She always stayed in close contact and cared for her family left in her homeland. She was known as the caring peacekeeper of the family. She had a heart of gold. She was always kind and generous and loving and greeted everyone with her loving smile continually up to her death.
She was a hard worker at whatever job she put her mind to. She enjoyed Greek dancing, cooking, baking, and preparing for holidays and birthdays. She was a devout woman keeping close to her Orthodox faith, and remained true to her heritage passing on many of the Greek traditions and customs to her daughters. More importantly, her grandchildren were her world and gave her much joy. She was blessed with a good long life spending her later years with her children and grandchildren.
May her memory be eternal.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday, October 15th 2015, 11:00 am, at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Elkins Park, PA. Family and friends are invited to her viewing one hour prior to service in the church.