Athena Ethel Veloudos
June 19, 1932 – December 28, 2018
Athena E. (Stamatakis) Veloudas Athena E. Veloudas, 86, a lifelong resident of both Westchester and Dutchess County NY died Saturday, 28 December 2018. She was a loving wife and mom, grandmother and aunt. In her early life, she was employed as a Quality Assurance person for General Electric and years later at IBM. Later in life she worked manufacturing commercial grade draperies and as a self-employed seamstress. Born in Manhattan, NY on 19 June 1932 she was the daughter of Andrew and Ermione Stamatakis, predeceased. At an early age, she was struck with a low level bout of Polio that affected her the rest of her life. It caused a club foot, which forced her to endure many surgeries and never get past the 9th grade. This did not dull her spirit nor stop her from so many successes in life. She had three siblings, Mary Vlanis and her brother-in-law Peter Vlanis of Norwalk, Ct. both predeceased, Billy Stamatakis predeceased and sister-in-law Barbara Stamatakis of Yonkers, NY and Libby Woolsey of Las Vegas, predeceased. In 1958, Athena married her lifetime partner and husband of 48 years, George Veloudas, predeceased. Her family meant everything to her. She is survived by her two sons, Anthony Veloudas and his wife Janice of Stafford, VA and her son George Veloudas and partner Mary Decker of Hyde Park, NY. Her granddaughter Alexandra (Veloudas) Jones and husband Andrew Jones of Dallas, TX. Her granddaughter Jennifer Veloudas of Hyde Park, NY, Her great grandchildren Henry Jones and Teddy Jones of Dallas, TX. She was also predeceased by her beautiful granddaughter Leah Veloudas. She is also survived by her niece Deborah McNichols and husband Walter McNichols and two great-nephews, Peter and Corey McNichols, and her nephews Joe Stamatakis, Russell Woolsey and Billy Woolsey. She is also remembered and loved by many cousins, great nieces, great nephews and lifelong friends. A memorial will be planned in the spring. In lieu of cards and flowers, the family asks that a donation in her memory be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/ .