Helen Maggos, 92

Avid gardener, bridge player and volunteer

February 28th, 2017 3:20 PM

Helen Maggos (nee Combis), 92, a 67-year resident of River Forest, died peacefully at home on Feb. 21, 2017, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Born on Sept. 8, 1924 in Valparaiso, Indiana to Greek immigrants, Peter and Fedra (Paravantes) Combis, she attended Michigan State University and graduated from Rosary College (now Dominican University) in River Forest. An avid gardener and bridge player, she volunteered at Oak Park Hospital for many years. She was devoted to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Helen was the wife of the late George Maggos; the mother of Angela (Tom) Poulos, Nick (Donna), and Patricia (Michael) Weik; the grandmother of George (Laura) Fox, Leonore (Chris) Augustine, Jason (Joanie) Fox, Ted (Michelle) Fox, Valerie Poulos, Tom Poulos, Irene Weik, Alexandra (Tim Mullen) Weik, Teresa Weik, Stephen Weik, Taylor Maggos and the late James Fox; the great-grandmother of Francis, Vincent and Julia Fox, Billy Mlynar, and Michael and Brendan Fox; and the sister of Ann Loren.

A funeral service was held Feb. 25 at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, followed by interment at Elmwood Cemetery.