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Bessie E. Natsios

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, 95
 Bessie E. Natsios, 95, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on October 6th at Carleton Willard Village in Bedford. She was the widow of George A. Natsios who died in 1983.
 Bessie was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on September 12, 1920, the daughter of the late Elias and Eleni (Mangiavas) Eliopoulos. She attended Lowell public schools and graduated from Lowell High School in 1938 with honors.
 Bessie held several bookkeeping jobs throughout her life, including working as a bookkeeper for the Lark Dress Company and the 20th Century Shoes.
 She was a lifelong member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, the Philoptochos, the Daughters of Penelope and the Friends of the Osterville Library.
 She enjoyed traveling with her husband to several countries and for over 30 years she enjoyed summers at her home in Osterville (Cape Cod) with her family. In her later years, her family remained the center of her life. She enjoyed many visits, family gatherings and celebrations.
 Bessie is survived by her daughters Elaine N. and her husband George P. Patsourakos of Billerica and Atty. Andrea Natsios of Waltham as well as Andrea’s longtime companion William G. Chalifoux. She was the cherished grandmother of Catherine and her husband Salvatore LaRosa of Hudson, MA and Juliana and her husband Matthew Jarvis of Burlington, MA. She was the doting great-“Grammy” of Joseph and Ava LaRosa and triplets Nicholas, Christopher and Eliana Jarvis. She is also survived by her brother-in-law James Natsios and his wife Maria, sisters-in-law Mitzi Natsios and Patricia Natsios, and many nieces and nephews.
 Bessie was pre-deceased by her siblings Ethel, James, George (lost at sea in World War II), Pauline, Peter and Chris.
 Her family would like to thank the entire staff and caregivers of Carleton Willard Village for the compassionate care that they provided to Bessie while she resided there.
 Bessie will be remembered as a highly spirited lady with great love and concern for her family.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday. Her Funeral will take place from the Funeral Home Saturday morning at 10 o’clock followed by her Funeral Service at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH of the HOLY TRINITY at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow in Westlawn Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Elevator Fund of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 62 Lewis St, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Condolences (6)
  • Chris and marylen  - Elaine and family
    Our deepest condolence,we just heard the news today.We have very fond memories with aunt Bessie.Take care and God bless.
  • Valerie Natsios-Mundell  - Fly Away Home
    Dear Elaine and Andrea, I still remember so clearly those ladybug pins which were attached to Aunt Bessie's thoughtful gifts to us so many years ago! May she rest in peace knowing her memory will be carried forward by so many friends and family. Love, Valerie
  • Alexandra Natsios  - Niece
    Dear Elaine and Andrea and extended Family of Aunt Bessie, I was so very sorry to hear that Aunt Bessie had passed. I know there were challenges in the last few years but her amazing spirit was always present. Mitzi and I so enjoyed our last visit with her. Aunt Bessie's memory was intact, she could recall events with clarity and her sense of humor bubbled forth! How impressive that she was an astute businesswoman during the 1960's and 70's. It is wonderful that she saw 95 incredible years. Her legacy is the beautiful and caring family she leaves behind. Bless you Aunt Bessie. May you rest in peace. Love, Alexandra
  • Nicholas and Virginia Karas
    Dear Andrea and Elaine, You're in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad and difficult time. May your beloved Mother rest in peace and may her memory be eternal. With heartfelt sympathy, Nick and Virginia Karas
  • Juliana
    Yiayia, I will miss you very much. In fact, I already do. I'll hold onto the special memories, especially days in Osterville forever. Matt and I will always remember your 95th birthday celebration. The children shared so much joy with you and each other that amazing afternoon. I know you are in a place where there is no sorrow, sighing or suffering. I love you. Until we meet again...xo Juliana
  • Clare Welch
    Elaine and Family, What an amazing woman Bessie was. Although I had never met her I feel as though I knew her through Elaine. Bessie is at peace with all of those who passed ahead of her and you all have such wonderful memories of such a special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you . Fondly, Clare
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