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Athena S.

January 1, 1928 – February 19, 2021

Athena Stamatakakos
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Obituary for Athena S. Stamatakakos

Loving Aunt and Godmother

Athena S. Stamatakakos, 93, longtime Lowell resident, died peacefully at home in Tyngsboro, on Friday, February 19, surrounded by family. She was born in Lowell on January 14, 1928, a daughter of the late Stavros and Efthemia (Vasilakos) Stamatakakos.

Ms. Stamatakakos attended Lowell Public Schools and graduated from Lowell High School in 1945. She earned a Certificate in Physical Therapy from Boston Evening Clinic and Hospital, and a Certificate in Foremanship Psychology from Lowell Technological Institute.

In 1950, she began her long working career as a stitcher at Hathaway Shirt Company, where she eventually ran their training program. She was instrumental in the startup of Hathaway Shirt company facilities in both Puerto Rico and Barbados; and in 1973 was promoted to Plant Manager. Ms. Stamatakakos continued working in the manufacturing field until her retirement.

Ms. Stamatakakos was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell, and was a past President, Vice President and Secretary of the Greek Orthodox Youth of America. In addition, Ms. Stamatakakos was a member of the Pan-Laconian Society, and Vice President of the Mental Health Association of Lowell. She enjoyed volunteer work, including tuberculosis prevention.

Ms. Stamatakakos enjoyed extensive traveling. She loved to cook and was famously known for her Galaktoboureko. She was a huge Boston Red Sox fan and could be found proudly and loudly cheering them on whenever their games were televised.

Survivors include many, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews, and godchildren.

Ms. Stamatakakos was pre-deceased by her sisters Helen S. Bates and Stella S. Ostis, and her brothers Petros S., James S., Christos S., and Peter S. Stamas.

Funeral services and burial were private. A celebration of Athena's life will be held at a later date when family and friends may gather safely in her honor. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions in her name to the Peter S. Stamas Scholarship Fund, Greater Lowell Community Foundation, 100 Merrimack St., #202, Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements in the care of the MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy. Please visit Athena’s life tribute page at

Service Information

Holy Trinity Hellenic Orthodox Church
62 Lewis Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Athena's Funeral Service was private.

Interment Information

Westlawn Cemetery
Boston Road
Lowell, MA 01852
Athena's burial was private.
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