Stella Papachristou
May 3, 1927 - May 24, 2020
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Stella (née Alevizos) Papachristou passed away with her children at her side on May 24, 2020, at the age of 93. She was the beloved wife of the late James Papachristou; loving mother of George (Karen) Papachristou and Leah Vukmir; proud grandmother of James (Megan) Papachristou, Gregory (Diana) Papachristou, Elena (Peter) Bukowski, Andrew (fiancé Shay…

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John Danielson left a message on July 1, 2020:
George and Leah, I was sad to hear that your Mom died. I was blessed to have her in my life as a boy in the 60’s. Your Mother had such a big beautiful personality, she was so talented, and she always made me laugh with that quick wit and rich humor. I recall her masterful wise banter with you George when we were boys, she always got the last word, won the argument, and we were left wiser and smiling from her use of humor. She was always kind to me and easy in conversation. You had the best mom in the neighborhood. I loved her and I’m grateful for her. God bless her, and God comfort you as you mourn her loss. John E. Danielson
Helen Pat, Bill & Bryan Potter left a message on June 10, 2020:
Dear Leah & George, I just heard about Aunt Stella today! We knew it was coming but it still isn’t easy to accept when it happens. There were so many happy times with your Mom, Birthday parties, names day’s, weddings, showers and picnics at Mouthie Lake. Those were my childhood and adult memories. Your mother always had a smile on her face and laugh to share with everyone she met. She always made me feel wanted and loved and I will never forget her!! I can see her now with your Dad and lthe rest of the family laughing and telling stories about the “good ole days”. She lived a long, full, loving and happy life. Our hearts go out to you both. All our love, The Potters
Jan Tenhula Ewald left a message on June 2, 2020:
George and Leah....I was sorry to hear the sad news of your mothers passing. I have great memories of her as a wonderful neighbor! We always felt welcome at your house! She was fun and caring, keeping an eye on all of the neighbor kids... I am proud to have known her! Gods blessings to you and your families... Fondly, Jan Tenhula Ewald
Angie Nassopoulos Schmidt left a message on May 31, 2020:
She was a lovely and kind lady. Heartfelt Condolences to your family. May her memory be eternal. Zoi se sas
Karen M Schaub left a message on May 31, 2020:
I started working at Congregational Home in 2016 and got to know Stella while working in the reception office or delivering mail. She was always friendly. My condolences to the entire family, including Leah, whom I had an opportunity to talk to.
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Elena Angelos left a message on May 29, 2020:
I offer my deepest sympathy to the whole Papachristou family. I feel blessed that I have had so many years with Auntie Stella. My childhood memories involve her so much and she was the aunt that I always thought had an amazing sense of humor, quick wit and the most infectious laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May her memory be eternal.
Gordon Lang and Julie Ziefle left a message on May 27, 2020:
Dear Leah, No matter how long we have them, it is so very hard to let our parents go. Your words that flowed after her passing expressed your great love for her. Thanks for sharing some of the numerous things she accomplished in her 93 years. Julie's and my prayers and thoughts are with her, you and the rest of. her family. Sorry we never had the opportunity of meet her, Love, Gordy and Julie
PHIL HOLLY left a message on May 27, 2020:
GEORGE, LEAH AND FAMILY, SINCE I RETIRED I OFTEN THOUGHT OF ALL MY DEAR FRIENDS AT ANNUNCIATION AND STELLA WAS ALWAYS ON THE TOP OF MY LIST.. I LOVED MY TIMES WORKING WITH HER AT FUNERALS HER SENSE OF HUMOR WAS THE BEST. I CAN STILL SEE HER PULLING IN TO THE PARKING LOT IN HER CONVERTIBLE WITH THE TOP DOWN. I'M SURE YOU HAVE A LOT OF WONDERFUL MEMORIES TO HOLD ON TO. PRAYERS TO YOU. PHIL HOLLY
Dean and Lise Popps and Family left a message on May 26, 2020:
For generations, the Milwaukee Greek-American community has been blessed with strong and irrepressible matriarchs who were the bulwarks of the community through thick and thin and who were exemplary wives, mothers, grandmothers, leader-churchwomen and patriots. Stella ("Dolly" to her late childhood friends Georgia Voulgares Popps and Helen Voulgares Vans, her koumbara) was the last of this matriarchs who bridged the old world with the new and who always met every challenge for her family. We are not likely to see her type again and we grieve with you at her loss. May her memory be eternal and may her legacy be ever-lasting. With profound sadness at her passing; but, with faith in the mysteries of the Resurrection and Ascension, Dean Popps and Family (Georgia's son, Helen's nephew) McLean, Virginia
Pam Papachristos De La Cruz left a message on May 26, 2020:
Our deepest condolences to the whole family. Thea Stella always made us feel welcome and made us smile. My father always spoke so kindly towards her and uncle Jim for helping him when he first came to the states. We enjoyed our visits with her and the family At Greek Fest. May her memory be eternal! We send our love to everyone.
Nick karegeannes left a message on May 26, 2020:
rest in peace Stella it was a honor to have known you . You have done a wonderful job on your stay here on earth . Its time to be with the lord and direct the choir of heaven .Please you
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