Christina (Menounos) Fikis, 88, Worked at Elpis Bakery

Christina_FikisChristina (Menounos) Fikis,88, of Haverhill, died Saturday, April 30.

Fikis was born Aug. 6, 1927, in the village of Leondarion Arkadia, Greece. She was the daughter of the late Nikitas and Penelope (Karallas) Menounos.

She immigrated to Haverhill in 1955 and resided with her Aunt Helen and Uncle Charles Doucacaros, working at Elpis Bakery. She also worked at local shoe factories, Samuel Roberts and Lucent Technologies, from where she retired. She was the wife of the late George Fikis, with whom she raised five children. She was an active member of Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church. She served on the Ladies Philoptochos Society Elpis, was a member of the church choir, and was very active in the annual church festival. She was a wonderful cook, and happiest in her kitchen surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She loved music, gardening and traveling with her children.

Her family members include her children Xanthie and husband the late Evangelos Lazarakis, Penelope and husband Andreas Orfanos, Joanna and husband Constantine Nifakos, Nikie Fikis and John Fikis; grandchildren Eugenia and husband Bill Dimopoulos, Christina and husband Stefanos Gkoudoulas, Constantine and wife Tifany Lazarakis, Angela and husband Konstantinos Mitsopoulos, Giorgia Lazarakis, George, Maria, and Nicholas Nifakos, Panayiotis Orfanos; eight great-grandchildren; siblings Haralambos Menounos of Greece, Anthony Menounos of Las Vegas, NV and the late Sophia George; and her nieces, Maria George, Penelope and Angela Menounos.

Her funeral is Friday morning, May 6, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 South Main St., Haverhill, at 10. Funeral Service in the Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154-156 Winter St., Haverhill at 11 a.m. Interment follows in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Calling hours will be Thursday in the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154-156 Winter Street, Haverhill, MA 01830.