Beatrice (Vlahakis) Belkakis Print E-mail

Beatrice (Vlahakis) Belkakis

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin

 Beatrice (Vlahakis) Belkakis, 95, of Lowell and a resident of Chelmsford for 63 years, died Tuesday, March 17th at the Saab Residence at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell where she happily spent the last 3 years of her life. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Steven E. C. Belkakis, DMD who died November 30, 1998.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 6, 1924, a daughter of the late George and the late Helen (Aggelakos) Vlahakis, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School. Eager to further her education, she then went on to graduate from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education.
 She was a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell where she was also a member of the Philoptochos Society and Daughters of Penelope.
 Before retiring, Beatrice was employed as teacher at the Hellenic American School in Lowell.
 Among her many activities, she loved to cook, especially Greek dishes and entertain family and friends with her husband Steven. She travelled the world with Steven and spent many special summers at Seabrook Beach. She was a member of the Chelmsford Garden Club, the Whistler House Museum and the College Club of Greater Lowell.
 Beatrice is survived by a son Thomas C. Belkakis and his wife Donna of Hollis, NH; a granddaughter Natalie Denyse and her husband Jordan of Charlestown, MA; a step-grandson Karlton A. Holmes and his husband Eric of Surry, ME; a brother Constantine “Dino” Vlahakis of Lebanon, NH; a niece Katherine Vlahakis and her wife Tricia of New York; a 2nd cousin Debbie Detora of Chelmsford, MA; Beatrice was also blessed to have a close friend and companion in Barbara Christopher who helped her along in her later years.
 She was also mother of the late Maxine Guillemette and sister of the late Anne V. Antippas.

BELKAKIS – In accordance with Federal, State and Local authorities surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, there were no calling hours and Funeral Services were held privately for her family. Burial took place at Westlawn Cemetery in Lowell. A Celebration of Life ceremony for Beatrice will be held at a later date yet to be determined. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 62 Lewis St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, Ma. (978) 458-8768. 

Condolences (8)
  • Anne White
    Tom and Donna, So sorry to hear the sad news. My sincere condolences and prayers to the whole family in this time of grief.
  • Sue Vlahakis  - To the Vlahakis family
    My deepest condolences on the passing of Beatrice. She was such a lovely woman.I loved hearing the laughter from my husband Byron every time he and Beatrice would be on their many phone calls to each other.They had such fun reminiscing about their childhood years. May her memory be eternal.
  • Andy Robinson
    My condolences to Tom and the family . God bless you
  • Priscilla dragon  - Saddened
    I was greatly saddened to learn of Beatrice passing. We became acquainted participating in a bone builders class at the Chelmsford senior center. A truly charming and classy lady. Sincere condolences to Tom and Donna. Priscilla Dragon
  • Theodora Nikolopoulos stathopo  - A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautif
    Dear Tom, Donna, Natalie and Jordan, Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved mother and yiayia. I knew Bea and her smile &kindness, most of my life but even more so when I moved to the Lowell area in the late 70s. She took me "under her wing" checking in from time to time, just to ask if I was okay. Checking in on me meant dinner at a Skip's...just to catch up...a true sweet heart
  • Holy Trinity Philoptochos  - Condolences from Holy Trinity Philoptochos
    Dear Tom, Donna, Natalie and Jordan, Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved mother and yiayia. We will miss Bea both as a beloved fellow Philoptochos member but more so, as a dear friend. May her memory be eternal and may the Lord comfort you at this time and always.
  • Eric Treworgy  - Such a sweet and smart lady
    I remember when I first met Bea, she was so sweet, and so interested in learning all about me! It was hard to get her to talk about herself, but once I got to know her it seemed like I knew her my whole life. Even though we only had a few visits, she made an indelible impression on me. Her love of everything Greek was so fun - she was unabashedly proud of her Greek heritage, Greek cooking, and even Greek color scheme. We honor those who pass by keeping their memories close, and she touched me.
  • Kathleen & John Walton-DeAmato  - Powerful life force
    Tom and Donna... so very sorry for your loss.
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