Penelope “Popi” Kyriakopoulos, nee Kollaros, of Chicago, Illinois, passed away on June 25, 2020, at the age of 81. Penelope was born in Athens, Greece to the late Cosmas and the late Marina Kollaros of Tinos, Greece. She is survived by her sister Vasiliki (the late Gust) Kouvaras. Loving mother of the Honorable Anthony C. (Eva) Kyriakopoulos and Katherine (Christ) Callas. Beloved grandmother to Gregory and Andrew Callas, and Marina and Christos Kyriakopoulos. Adored Thea, Koumbara, Nouna and friend of many.
Penelope immigrated to the United States from Greece in 1960, where she resided in Chicago, Illinois. She was a dedicated and beloved member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and a longtime Board member of their Philoptochos Society. She was also a longtime volunteer for various Feed the Hungry programs in the Chicagoland area. Penelope was passionate about baking, cooking and spending time with her family and close friends.
Visitation Monday, June 29, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home, 820 Talcott, Park Ridge. Face masks are mandatory and it is recommended that if you are not feeling well, you should not attend. Funeral and Interment services are private; however you can watch the Funeral service online on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Noon, by clicking here and the Graveside service following by clicking here. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1017 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60610 or online at annunciationcathedralchicago.org.
May Her Memory Be Eternal.