Eleni (Helen) Kritikos


Eleni (Helen) Kritikos July 22,1945 – October 11, 2023

The Services for Eleni will be held all in one day on Thursday October 19th at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 15625 South Bell Road, Homer Glen Illinois, 60491. The Visitation is from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The Funeral Service will begin promptly at 10:00 AM immediately following the visitation. She will be laid to rest at Skyline Memorial Park Cemetery of Monee Illinois.

For information please contact Michael Orrico @ 815/260-0668 or orricofuneral@comcast.net

Eleni (Helen) Kritikos (nee Balaskas) of Oak Forest, Illinois passed away on October 11, 2023. Eleni was born in Ahladokambos Argolidos Greece and immigrated to the US in 1969.Beloved wife of the late Nicholaos Kritikos. Loving mother of Mary Kritikos, Peter Kritikos, JoAnne Marino (Anthony), Dina Madden (Patrick), and Theodoros Kritikos. Cherished grandmother of John Marino, Kerry and Corbin Madden. Dear sister of Eugenia Droulia (late Kostandinos), Harilaos Balaskas (Zinaeda), Nikolaos Balaskas (Lambrini), Vasiliki Gatsios (Georgios), and the late Giannoula Balaskas. Caring aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Eleni owned and operated L&G Restaurant in Harvey for many years alongside her husband and while she encountered many hurdles throughout her life, she remained strong and persevered. No matter what was going on in her life, she always had a smile on her face and a shoulder to lean on. She had a quiet disposition but a fierce loyalty to family. She was a selfless woman who lived her life for others above herself.

Eleni had an intense love for gardening. She had a beautiful flower garden along the entire perimeter of her home that one could admire for hours. She also enjoyed needlepoint work spending hours meticulously working on masterpieces. Eleni absolutely adored watching Judge Judy. She got a kick out of her no-nonsense attitude, and you could hear her laughing down the hallway every time Judge Judy was on.

May the loved ones of Eleni find solace in the enduring impact she leaves behind, and may her legacy of selflessness, kindness, and unwavering love continue to shape their lives in perpetuity. May her memory be eternal and may God shine his everlasting light upon her. All arrangements entrusted to Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc.