Toula Vakos

Toula Vakos, a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on the evening of Friday, February 17, 2023 with her family at her side. She was born in Kalamata, Greece on November 18, 1928 and was one of eight children born to the late Gregory and Maria Gianukakis Katsaros. Toula was 94 years old at the time of her passing.

Toula was devoted to her faith. She was a long time member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation and of the Ladies Philoptochos Society. She regularly volunteered her time at church and loved to spend her time tending to her garden and cooking traditional Greek meals. But above all else, Toula was most content spending time with her family and grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her loved ones, and her memory will live eternal in their hearts.

Toula was predeceased by her beloved husband, John Vakos, in 2016 and is survived by her children Paul Vakos and wife Patricia of Branford, CT, Maria Bennett and husband Don of Warwick, RI, Vasso Pierne and husband Edward of North Haven, CT and Georgia Grasso and husband Paul of New Fairfield, CT; her nine grandchildren, Liana, Johnny, Debra, Brian, Ali, Michael, PJ, Nicki and Melanie; six great grandchildren; brothers, George and Jimmy Katsaros; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her husband and parents Toula was preceded in death by her siblings Pete Katsaros, Joanna Michelis, Voula Moustaka, Angelica Panopoulos and Georgia Varotsis.

Friends and family may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, CT on Tuesday, February 21st from 4PM to 8PM with a Trisagion service to begin at 7PM. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, February 22nd at 10AM at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. The Rev. Fr. Evan Evangelidis will preside over the services. The interment will immediately follow the service at Fairfield Memorial Park in Stamford.

In lieu of flowers donations in Toula’s memory are encouraged and may be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1230 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905.

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