Mrs. Kyriacos was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 15, 1916 and later on, attended an art and design school. She had a creative flair and had won awards for her talents when she graduated. Her abilities were recognized when she became the head buyer at an exclusive department store in New York City. Her stylish flair and great beauty was discovered and she was asked to model hairstyles, clothes and jewelry. Mom and Dad married on February 16, 1941 at Holy Trinity Hellenic Cathedral in New York, City. She was a war bride until Dad was discharged from the Navy. In 1953, our family moved from Brooklyn, NY to their new home in Wood-Ridge, NJ. Her three eldest children went to Greek School and son Charles was an altar boy. Mom was honored to become a God Mother to many of our relatives. She was a great hostess and always set an elegant table for guests. There was a steady stream of welcome guests in our home to sample her fabulous Greek cooking. Music was another source of enjoyment for her. Mom made sure that all four of us had accordion lessons. We were always reminded to practice regularly and we never let her down. Being quite an athlete herself, she was an avid supporter of her son Charles’ pursuits as a star athlete. Mom was a basketball star herself and had a medal to show for it. Helen and her husband Neocles managed the golf course concession stand at the White Beeches Golf & Country Club in Haworth, NJ for more than 7 years. In 1997, they moved from their home of 44 years in Wood-Ridge, NJ to Oakland Park, FL. Helen Kyriacos, 97, of Oakland Park, passed away on May 13, 2014 at Fort Lauderdale Health and Rehabilitation Center due to complications resulting from Congestive Heart Failure. She was a cancer survivor. Mrs. Kyriacos is survived by her son Charles Kyriacos; her daughter Sofia Kyriacos Friberg, her husband John and grandson Kristoffer, her daughter Irene Kyriacos McFadden; and her daughter Constance Kyriacos and granddaughter Nikki. She also leaves behind a number of beloved friends and family members and will be greatly missed. Family will receive friends at 10:30 with funeral services at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 22 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 815 Northeast 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, followed by a luncheon at St. Demetrios Church for family and close friends. Mrs. Kyriacos will be interred at Garden of Memories mausoleum in Paramus, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider contributions to St. Demetrios in Helen’s memory would be appreciated. On line condolences can be made at edkalis.com, arrangements entrusted to Edwards Cremation & Funeral Services, Wilton Manors.