Debra E. (Coco) Vlahos, 59, Familiar Face at TD Bank

Debra E. (Coco) Vlahos, 59, of Haverhill, passed away with her family by her sideTuesday, March 31, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, after an eight-month battle with cancer.

Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of Albert and Priscilla H. (Clevesy) Coco. She attended Haverhill Public Schools and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1974. She then attended Northern Essex Community College and studied early childhood education.

Vlahos was a woman of many talents; along with raising four loving boys, and full-time homemaker, she was nothing short of amazing when it came to juggling family, community and career. A lifetime, active member of the First Baptist Church, she started singing in the choir at a young age. As a young lady she enjoyed being involved in the performing arts. She worked in and on various local productions and loved attending theater in Boston, New York and Las Vegas. She began teaching as a Sunday school teacher and also taught kindergarten at the church. Continuing as a Sunday School Teacher for 25 years, she then began her professional career in banking. She would start for the Family Mutual Bank and stayed with the transition to the TD Bank, working at the downtown Haverhill location for more than 20 years as a teller and customer service representative. She served on the Board of Christian Education at the First Baptist Church and also served as treasurer for the Haverhill Female Benevolent Society.

A wife, mother and grandmother, she leaves her high school sweetheart and husband of 40 years, Charles M. Vlahos; four loving sons William A. Vlahos and his wife, Story, of Salem, N.H., Daniel C. Vlahos and his wife, Meredeth McGowan, of Boston, Gregory M. Vlahos, and his wife, Jacqueline, of Groveland, and Jeffrey P. Vlahos, of Boston; two  grandchildren, Evelyn and Miles Vlahos; her parents; Albert and Priscilla Coco, of Haverhill; a brother, David A. Coco and his significant other, Frances Auburn, of Methuen; a sister Janice L. Goldstein and her husband, Mark, of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; mother in law, Mrs. Peter C. Vlahos, of Haverhill; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to call Thursday, April 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St. Haverhill. Funeral services will be Friday morning at 11 at the First Baptist Church, 217 Main St. Haverhill. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery, Mill Street, Haverhill. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830 or the Haverhill Female Benevolent Society, ATTN: Melodie Frasier, 41A Forest Acres Dr. Haverhill, MA 01835.