Eldest Greek person living in Western Australia passes away aged 110

Mrs Eleni Stamelos, the eldest Greek person living in Western Australia and possibly the entire Australia, passed away on Monday the 7th of August, at the age of 110- about 100 days shy of her 111th birthday.

Mrs Stamelos is survived by her four beloved children, 12 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Born on the small Greek island of Evia on November 30, 1906, growing old seems to run in the family as her father, who survived fighting in World War One, lived to be in his 90s and her mother lived past 100.

Raising her children in a small village called Kimi, Mrs Stamelos also helped her soldier husband Dimitrios hide Italian soldiers in their basement during World War II, saving them from death at the hands of German soldiers.

In 1968 the family moved to Perth and set up fish and chip shops.

Mrs Stamelos kept busy with her extended family and enjoyed helping to raise her kids.

May she rest in peace.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.

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