liberty papoulas
Liberty "Libby" Papoulas, 95, of Weirton, fell asleep with the Lord Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in the Inn at Wyngate with her daughter by her side. Born July 4, 1917 in Weirton, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Fotini Contogeorgis Proakis. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband Nick Papoulas; brothers Steve and George Proakis; great-grandson Andrew Monroe and son-in-law James Gallias. Mrs. Papoulas was a homemaker who loved her family dearly. She was a member of the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, All Saints Ladies Philoptochos Society, Agia Markella Chios Society, All Saints Senior Citizens and was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She took great pride being an accomplished seamstress and loved playing bingo and cards. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Mary Gallias of Weirton; sister Alice Cianos; brother John (Helen) Proakis of Baltimore, MD; sisters-in-law Helen Proakis of Baltimore and Delores Proakis of Weirton; granddaughters Stacey Gallias (Sam) Monroe of Sarasota, FL and Liberty Gallias (Michael) Crossetti of Charleston, SC; great grandchildren Cpt. Eric (Kristi) Giannaris of Harker Heights, TX, Aaron (Morgan) Giannaris of Bradenton, FL and Brittany and Sierra Crossetti of Charleston, SC and great-great granddaughter Olivia Giannaris. Also surviving are nieces and nephews Faye Christ of Wintersville, OH; Nick Proakis of Weirton, Georgia Struzinski, Nick Proakis, Michael Proakis and Christina Constantinou all of Baltimore and Dr. Nicholas Cianos of Fairport, NY and her many friends. Friends will be received Friday 4-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV, where a Trisagion Service will be conducted at 6:30PM. Additional visitation will be held Saturday from 10 until the 11AM funeral service at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church with the Reverend Father Frank A. Milanese officiating. Entombment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, 3528 West Street, Weirton, WV 26062 or Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Bill and Paulette Galiotos Minnie Bogdan

  2. Our deepest sympathy to your family. May the good memories help you through this difficult time. Hugs and blessings, Mary, Stacy and Libby.

  3. Dear Mary and Family, We will surely miss seeing Libby at Wyngate. It was such an honor and pleasure knowing her. Such a beautiful, beautiful lady- inside and out. Our sincere condolences, Kim, Dave, Anthony, and Natalie Rees.

  4. Dear Mary and family, You will all be remembered in prayer during this time of sorrow. Be comforted knowing that she will be with our Lord. God bless you all.

  5. Mary, Stacie, & Libby. My deepest condolence for the passing of such a wonderful lady. She will forever be fondly remembered and warmly thought of from her dignity, kindness, and grace. May God carry all through this time and realize how blessed everyone are to have known her. God Bless, Mark

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