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Irene (Katsuleres) Papantonakis

February 17, 1928 — May 18, 2020

Irene (Katsuleres) Papantonakis 91, of Monessen, passed away on May 18, 2020 in Hallsworth House. She was born on July 17, 1928 to the late Emanuel and Ann (Huzela) Katsuleres in Monessen. Irene was a lifelong faithful parishioner of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church where she served as a greeter, assisted with the church bulletin and was a past president of the Philoptochos Society. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Alex Papantonakis and brothers George and Nick Katsuleres. She is survived by her son, Pete Papantonakis of Monongahela and her daughter and son in law, Cynthia and Martin Kostelnik of South Park, four granddaughters, Marie (Jim) Howrylak of Bethel Park, Alexa Kostelnik of Bethel Park, Kari (Dean) Heffernan of Belle Vernon and Lexi Papantonakis of Cannonsburg, one grandson Michael Kostelnik of FL, Great Grandchildren, Nicholas, Sophia and Alex Howrylak and Adalyn Heffernan, Goddaughter Marina Agrafiotis and a Godson Jeffrey Gianiodis. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic private visitation was held in the Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc. along with a private funeral service in St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church with Rev. Fr. Meletios Gianniodis and Decon Bill Leogas officiating. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Spyridon Church. Online condolences can be given at The family would like to give a special thanks to the Monessen Hallswoth House and its staff.
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