REMEMBERING

Kaliopy Dovellos

1941

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2024

Kaliopy Vavlas Dovellos

February 1,1941  – January 7, 2024 Kaliopy  Dovellos, age 82, of Crown Point, IN, fell asleep in the Lord, beside her loved ones, on the early morning hours of Sunday, January 7, 2024. She was preceded in death by her husband Stavros Dovellos, and parents Stefanos and Maria Vavlas.

She is survived by her children: Maria (Andreas) Kourtesis, Tammy (Jim) Soulounias, Peter Dovellos, and Steve Dovellos. Her grandchildren: Irene (Sam) Bairaktaris, Kelly (Tony) Halvatzis. Her great grandchildren: Ari and Andy Bairaktaris, and Sofia Halvatzis. Her brother: Yianni (Olga) Vavlas. Along with many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends worldwide.

Kaliopy was born on the island of Kos in 1941, but grew up on the island of Kalymnos, Greece. Kaliopy began her Orthodox Christian journey by having the honor of being baptized in the Jordan River. She then immigrated to Melbourne, Australia where she married her beloved husband Stavro in the year 1956. She also then gave birth to her first 3 children. She then went back to Kalymnos, and soon enough immigrated to Gary, Indiana in the year 1969, where she gave birth to her fourth child. She ended up residing in Winfield, where she spent some of her greatest years raising her children, and enjoyed precious time with her granddaughters.

Kaliopy’s love of cooking had taken her on an entrepreneurial journey in the restaurant industry. She owned and worked in various restaurants throughout the years, which all began in Australia. Once her restaurant years came to an end, she worked alongside many friends at Coil-Tran in Hobart, IN. During her retirement, she was able to enjoy her time back on the island of Kalymnos.

She was a devout Orthodox Christian, and was a member of Saints Constantine and Helen church in Merrillville, IN. She was also a member of the Philoptochos where she loved spending time with friends. Kaliopy had a wonderful sense of humor and loved her family and friends with all her heart. She had an amazing gift of being able to feed peoples’ hearts and souls through her cooking and baking. When she wasn’t cooking, you could find her getting her exercise in at Walmart or Meijer, having lunch at Maxims restaurant, or watching a really good movie on TV. Kaliopy was loved by everyone who knew her, and in return brought joy back to everyone around her. In lieu of flowers monetary donations will be given to a charity on the island of Kalimnos,Greece in her name.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 12, 2024 at 10 am  Sts Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 8000 Madison St, Merrillville with a visitation beginning at 9:30 am with Father Dimitrios Burikas officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information contact Mileva or David at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel 219-736-5840.*(please note in case of inclement weather check this webiste for any changes in service date or time before Friday morning)*

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shirley urbanek
shirley urbanek
1 month ago

Tammy,,I am so very sorry for your loss,,may she Rest in Peace….
Shirley Urbanek

Michelle Panayi
Michelle Panayi
1 month ago

My heart goes out to you guys !! We grew up with your parents and mine all together for years !! To me this is like loosing my mother !!!! Lots of beautiful memories from Gary Indiana !! To your house In Glen park !! !! My god what memories we have !! I’m saddened by her gone ! She was loved !! Prayers to you guys !! This is going to be very tough 🥲🥲🥲🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼♥️

Dimitrios & Connie Katsouros
Dimitrios & Connie Katsouros
1 month ago

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Dovellos Family. God Rest her Soul & May her Memory be Eternal.

LaDonna Hocker
LaDonna Hocker
1 month ago

What a truly loving, kind a do beautiful friend to everyone. She brought great joy and friendship to me when I was her neighbor for 7 years. May she rest in eternal peace. Scott and LaDonna Hocker

Visitation Details

Venue:

SS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Date:

Friday, January 12, 2024

Time:

9:30 AM

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10:00 AM

Note:

No additional visitation notes.

Service Details

Venue:

SS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Date:

Friday, January 12, 2024

Time:

10:00 AM

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N/A

Officiator:

No officiator information available.

Note:

No additional service notes.

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