Vasilike Chianos Obituary

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Vasilike "Bessie" Chianos

January 12, 1919 - June 18, 2014
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Vasilike D. "Bessie" Chianos, 95, of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at her home. Bessie was born January 12, 1919 in Manchester, NH, at an early age moved to Greece with her parents. Here she met her husband Vaios, and returned to the United States in 1947. Vaios became a naturalized citizen of the United States, and they both were very proud of their citizenship to this country. She was a retired seamstress, and was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, its Philoptochos Society, and helped with the baking for the Church Festival. Bessie and Vaios worked all their lives to make a...
Vasilike D. "Bessie" Chianos, 95, of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at her home.
Bessie was born January 12, 1919 in Manchester, NH, at an early age moved to Greece with her parents. Here she met her husband Vaios, and returned to the United States in 1947. Vaios became a naturalized citizen of the United States, and they both were very proud of their citizenship to this country.
She was a retired seamstress, and was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, its Philoptochos Society, and helped with the baking for the Church Festival. Bessie and Vaios worked all their lives to make a better life for their family never taking vacations in order to save for them. She was an excellent baker who was well known for her Baklava, and loved to teach everyone to bake Greek pastries. One never quite got the correct amount of ingredients because everything was measured by her "handfuls."
Bessie was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and will be sadly missed by all.
Bessie is preceded in death by her husband, Vaios Chianos, and her brother, Chris Blanas. Bessie is survived by her two sons: Frank Chianos, wife, Joanne, of Harrisburg, and Jim Chianos, wife, Kelly, of Mechanicsburg; and 2 grandsons, Jimmy Chianos and Jesse Chianos.
Funeral Service will be held 11:30 AM Monday, June 23, 2014 in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1000 Yverdon Dr., Camp Hill. Burial will be in Paxtang Cemetery. A viewing will be held 10:30 AM Monday until the time of the service at the church.

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