Judy (Basso) Souliotis, 72, Artist

souliotisJudy (Basso) Souliotis, 72, of Haverhill passed away peacefully Aug. 15, surrounded by her family, after a short illness.

Souliotis was born and raised in Haverhill and attended Haverhill High School, graduating in 1961. After years at home raising her family, she became a skilled artist, working in Japanese silk and metal thread embroidery. She designed and created museum-quality embroideries and traveled the world teaching her craft to others. Recently, she turned to designing and fabricating beaded jewelry, whose pieces were as intricate and beautiful as her embroideries. Along with her artistic accomplishments, Souliotis was renowned as a gourmet cook, and any invitation to her table was always enthusiastically accepted.

Her surviving family members include her husband of 52 years, Dr. Theodore Souliotis; sons James and his wife Felice of Boca Raton, Mark and his wife Eileen of Acton, Scott and his long-time companion Susan Buchanan of Amesbury; siblings, Rocco Basso and wife Donna of Haverhill and Nancy Karam and husband George of Plymouth; grandchildren, Michael, Mallory, Alicia, Matthew, David, Natalie, and Benjamin; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Services will be privately held Tuesday from the Driscoll Funeral Home, Haverhill. Interment will follow in Linwood Cemetery. For all of her relatives and friends, a celebration of Judy's Life will be held at the Haverhill Country Club, Tuesday, Aug. 18, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Judy's memory to The Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or online at www.jimmyfund.org