WESTFIELD ~ Chris (Jenis) Patrakis, 98, of Westfield, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2019. She was born on October 7, 1920 in Somersworth, NH to the late Theodore and Evangeline (Deliyianni) Jenis. Chris was raised in Somersworth and graduated Valedictorian of her Somersworth High School class. She moved to Springfield, Mass. upon marrying George Patrakis on September 10, 1950. They were happily married almost 55 years before he passed away in 2005. Chris worked at Sunshine Art Studios, Springfield Armory and retired from Spaulding in 1985. She had a generous and positive spirit and loved people. She had a passion for cooking and baking and would eagerly share her recipes. She also enjoyed sewing, working in her garden and traveling with her husband and friends throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. She was a member of the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the Philoptohos Ladies Society. Chris was predeceased by her siblings Mary Chakreotes, Helen Primes and James Jenis. She is survived by her daughter Marcia Eliopoulos and her husband Charles of Westfield and son Strati Patrakis and his wife Shari of Wilbraham. She will especially be missed by her cherished grandchildren, Thomas Eliopoulos and George, Alexa and Demetrios Patrakis. She leaves behind many dear friends, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. Calling hours will be Friday evening, June 7, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Ratell Funeral Home, 200 Main St., Indian Orchard. Chris will Lie in Repose on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2320 Main St., Spfld, MA. 01107. Her burial will follow the service at Oak Grove Cemetery, 426 Bay Street, Springfield, Ma. Memorial contributions in Chris’ memory may be made to the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral Renovation Fund or the St. George Philoptohos Ladies Society, c/o of 22 St. George Road, Springfield, MA 01104 or online at www.stgeorgecath.org
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