Chrystalla Kanakis

chrystalla kanakis

April 8, 1937 ~ September 25, 2023

Chrystalla Kanakis, (nee: Georgiou), age 86, a 52 year resident of Palisades Park, formerly of Fairview & West New York, passed away peacefully on Monday September 25, 2023. Born in Lefkara, Cyprus, she immigrated to the United States in 1952. Her life was centered around her love for her family, her faith, and the Church. She was a devoted member of The Ascension Greek Orthodox Church in Fairview, NJ for over 70 years. Chrystalla was a member of the choir, the Philoptochos Society, and spent countless hours dedicated to the philanthropic mission of her church.

Beloved wife of 58 years to her husband Christos Kanakis. Devoted mother of Katherine Shoshilos and her husband Nicholas, and George Kanakis and his wife Madeleine. Adored Yiayia of Christina and Lucas. Dear sister of Demetrios Georgiou and late brothers Andrew and Achilles Georgiou.

The family will receive their friends on Sunday from 2-6 pm at the Frank Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors at 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. Monday the family will receive their friends from 10-11 am at The Ascension Greek Orthodox Church at 101 Anderson Avenue, Fairview, NJ. Services will begin at 11 am at the church. Interment to follow at Hackensack Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Ascension Greek Orthodox Church, 101 Anderson Avenue, Fairview, NJ 07022.


Funeral Service: October 2, 2023 11:00 am

The Ascension Greek Orthodox Church
Anderson Avenue
Fairview, NJ 07022

Visitation at Funeral Home: October 1, 2023 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Church: October 2, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Ascension Greek Orthodox Church
Anderson Avenue
Fairview, NJ 07022

Burial: October 2, 2023 1:00 pm

Hackensack Cemetery
289 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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  1. My condolences to the whole family! A lot of memories at Olympic Camera in Astoria where I worked for the family for many years! May she rest in peace!

  2. My condolences to the whole family. I worked with her. She was a very nice person and kind. May her memory be eternal.

  3. So blessed to have known Aunt Chrystalla – my Godmother – a very special person, who will always remembered.
    With love to all the family

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