Helene Arianas Pappas, 87, beloved teacher, wife of the late William gus Pappas, Esq. and daughter of the late Catherine Archaves and Apostolos Arianas, died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, on Friday, February 13, 2015. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, she was raised in South River, and following her marriage, resided in Niagara Falls, NY and then Bridgewater, NJ. She is survived by her children, Margaret Pappas and husband Lawrence Dultz, Dean Pappas and wife Alexandra Petas Pappas, Catherine Pappas and husband William Carman; her grandchildren, Caroline, Elizabeth and Sarah Dultz, William and Eleni Pappas, and Arianna and Alyssa Carman; her brother Stephen Arianas and wife, Constance Arianas, and sister-in-law Mary Arianas; many nieces and nephews, as well as numerous grand-dogs and grand-cats. Helene was a dedicated and beloved daugher, wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. She will be sorely missed, but her legacy will remain.
Funeral Service was held on February 23 at St. Greek Orthodox Church in Piscataway, NJ followed by internment at Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Pappas' memory may be made to St. George Memorial Committee, 1101 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854; Archbishop Iakovos Library, 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA 02431; Adult Day Care Center of Somerset County, 120 Finderne Ave., Bridgewater, NJ 08807.
Cusik Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876