Helen Raptis (nee Anastos), 99, a longtime resident of River Forest, died on Feb. 26, 2018. Born on Nov. 17, 1918 in Nafplio, Greece, the most important things to her were family and friends. 

Helen was the wife of the late William Raptis; the mother of Mary Lou (late Michael) Jacobs, Giene (late Patrick) Maloney, and Lynn (Mark) Creedon; the grandmother of Chris (Lisa) Jacobs, Erick Jacobs, Matt (Andrea) Maloney, Tim (Fran) Creedon, Jeff (Mahan) Creedon, and Kelly (Mike) Trudeau; the great-grandmother of eight; the sister of the late William Anastos; and the aunt of many nieces and nephews.  

First visitation was held on March 4 with final viewing and prayers on March 5 at Salerno’s Galewood Chapels, followed by services at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, followed by interment at Elmwood Cemetery.

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