Eleanor Dagianis Obituary, Death – Eleanor Dagianis, 97, wife of the late James Dagianis, died on Thursday, May 11 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire, following a brief illness.
Eleanor Karekos was born on August 17, 1925 in Haverhill, Massachusetts to Costas and Rallou (Handakis) Karekos. Eleanor graduated from Haverhill High School in 1943, then went on to Clark University and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Harvard University in 1981. She spent several years working for Western Electric and subsequently as a cosmetologist, owning and operating Fashion Flair in Haverhill until her retirement in 2008.
She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, an avid reader, and spent her retirement years traveling all over the country. Eleanor is survived by her son John Dagianis, MD and his wife Ann (Dobbins) Dagianis, MD, Hollis NH; grandchildren Matthew & wife Katherine, Nashua, NH, and Christina Dagianis, Haverhill; and great grandchildren Athena and Kallista, Nashua, NH; brother Steve Karekos, Tampa, FL, Lucy MacDougall, Bradford, and Dorothy Early and companion Bill Chase, Haverhill, and brother-in-law Daniel Sullivan, Haverhill, and several nieces and nephews.
Eleanor’s siblings John Karekos, Mary Varonfakis, Christo Karekos, Peter Karekos, Betty Church, and Patricia Sullivan predeceased her. Friends and family are cordially invited to attend calling hours at The Holy Apostles (Sts Peter and Paul) Greek Orthodox Church, 156 Winter Street, Haverhill, on Tuesday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Linwood Cemetery, 41 John Ward Ave., Haverhill, was chosen for burial. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Emmaus House, 127 How St, Haverhill, MA 01830, or the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill, 55 Emerson St, Haverhill, MA 01830. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or at www.comeaufuneral.com for more information.