Helene Irene Caraviotis

September 1, 1944October 4, 2021

Helene Irene Caraviotis of Sarasota, FL, 77 years old. She was born and raised in Astoria, NY to Marie Kalcandis and Angelo Camarinos.

Helene married George in 1980 and adopted his daughter Jennifer when she was four years old. They lived in Queens, NY until George had a job transfer to Fairfax, VA in 1984 where they lived until 1998.

Helene worked for several doctors as a medical associate in both New York and Virginia. She also spent time being a homemaker and mother. She loved to entertain and had lots of great parties over the years. Helene and George retired to Sarasota, FL in 1998. She immediately got involved with St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, joined the Ladies Philoptochos Society and eventually served as President. She also enjoyed helping plan some of the church events. Helene and George also joined the Sarasota Welcome Club and made many local friends that they have kept over the years.

She loved to travel and visit new places, socialize with friends, loved dogs and always had one as part of the family. She was a strong, fun-loving independent woman who loved her family and friends. She was known to have many different hair styles in the 80s and 90s, loved fashion and her trademark large earrings.

Helene was a loving and supportive wife, mother, and mother-in-law. She is survived by her loving husband, George Caraviotis, daughter Jennifer Simms and her husband Randy Simms, and her brother Dr. Nicholas Camarinos of Astoria, NY.

A visitation for Helene will be held Monday, October 11, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow the funeral mass at 12:30 PM at Palms Memorial Park, 170 Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL 34232.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helene's memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, October 11, 2021


Helene Irene Caraviotis

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Judy & Ben Adams

October 16, 2021

To a long time Florida friend. Memories will be with us always. Although gone, never forgotten.

Judy & Ben

Dana McGilvary Fry

October 7, 2021

My Mother Patt McGilvary
and Helene were quite the pair. There wasn't anywhere they went they weren't enjoyed and REMEMBERED!!! Any of you who knew them know what I'm saying!
Now they'll be telling Heaven, "How it should be done"!!
There is not a day that goes by I don't miss and think of my mother. Not a doubt in my mind it will be the same for George and Jennifer. Love to both of you ❤ Dana.

Jane McIlwain

October 7, 2021

I meant Helena when we lived in the
same community. My dear friend Peggy introduced us. Helens family was the love of her life and her friends. She will be missed by everyone. Rest In Peace My Friend.

Toula Xistris

October 7, 2021

Helene will be greatly missed. She was loved by many and left her footprint wherever she went.
God bless her and may she rest in peace. Sincere condolences to George, Jennifer, Randy and the family.

Peggy Kamin

October 6, 2021

Helene – I will never forget the many years of friendship we shared. Starting in Virginia on Tovito Drive, down to Florida. We shared a bunch of crazy times… and our many trips to New York to visit our prospective brothers. We watched our children grow and we shared many tears and laughter through the years. I will miss our visits and our many chats. I will miss you my friend. God be with you…love you Mongoo ❤️