Eleni (Canelos) Economopoulos, 79, of North Falmouth died May 19.
She was born in Psathi, Greece, the daughter of Apostolis and Anastasia (Maniatis) Canelos. Her childhood coincided with the Greek Civil War and during that time she lost her father to an illness that he had contracted while he was a prisoner in a German concentration camp in World War II.
In 1955 she immigrated to the United States with the help of her brother, Konstantinos Canelos.
She became a cosmetologist and opened a business in Newton with one of her sisters, Vasiliki Mitaras. They found success operating their beauty salon, which they called Elki’s.
She met Petros Economopoulos in Brockton and they wed, then settled in Lexington and raised two children, Christos and Tashia.
After she and her husband retired to Falmouth, she enjoyed spending time gardening, volunteering at her church, and taking walks on the beach.
In addition to her husband of 55 years, she leaves their son and daughter; two grandchildren; her brother; nieces and nephews; and extended family.
She was predeceased by her two sisters, Dimitra Karafotias and Ms. Mitaras.
A funeral service was Tuesday, May 28, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Centerville, followed by interment at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.