, Salem, MA

December 4, 2012

Bessie Karanikolas, 95

SALEM — Bessie Karanikolas, 95, of Salem, died Thursday morning, November 29, 2012, at the Salem Hospital, following a short illness.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late George and Stavroula (Sarantopoulos) Karanikolas and was a lifelong resident of the city.

Prior to her retirement, Miss Karanikolas was the manager of the Town and Country Clothing Store in Winchester for many years.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Katherine Karanikolas of Portsmouth, RI, and four generations of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her five siblings, Nicholas, Harry and Saranto Karanikolas, Georgia Sdoucos and Alice Stillwell.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held Friday, December 14, 2012, at 11:30 AM in the Full-Spychalski Funeral Home, 84 Washington Square East, by Salem Common, Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bessie’s memory to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, 13 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, MA 01970, or to the charity of one’s choice. For online guest book and directions, visit