Peabody — Constance “Connie” Lalikos, 85, of Peabody, died early on Wednesday morning, surrounded by family, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, following a brief illness.
Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Yianoula (Karydoyianis) Lalikos. She was a lifelong resident of Peabody, and a graduate of Peabody High School, Class of 1946. She continued her education at Beverly Hospital School of Nursing, and became a registered nurse in 1949.
She started her career as an obstetrical nurse at Beverly Hospital, and then set up the obstetrical department at Hunt Hospital in Danvers, where she met Dr. Rogale, who she eventually worked for in his private practice. In 1997, she began working at NSMC as an obstetrical nurse at the birthing center and as a Lamaze instructor. All of her patients and students knew her as Auntie Connie. Over her career, she helped deliver thousands of babies. In her own family, she delivered and gave Lamaze training to three generations. She was known to say to each baby born in family, “Looks just like me!” She was a member of the AWHONN Nurse Club. In her retirement, she continued teaching Lamaze classes for many years.
She is survived by her sister, Nancy Lalikos of Peabody; and many nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, James, John, George, and Stephen Lalikos, Beatrice Polemenako, and Kanella Curebanas.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, at 9 a.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by her funeral service at 10 a.m., at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, Paleologos St., Peabody, to which relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923, or St. Vasilios Handicapped Access Fund, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, MA 01960. For directions and her obituary, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.