Tessa J. Geomelos


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Peabody - Tessa Janet Geomelos, 20, passed peacefully to heaven on Monday April 8, 2019 at the Boston Children's Hospital, after courageously battling a lifelong illness. She was in the comforting presence of her family.
Born in Stoneham, she was the daughter of Michael and Catherine (Katsarakes) Geomelos. She was a lifelong Peabody resident. Tessa attended the Cotting School in Lexington, and was studying Liberal Arts at Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley. She was also interning at the State House for Representative Ted Speliotis. Tessa was very proud of playing and coaching basketball at Cotting School, St. Vasilios, and the Metropolis of Boston Basketball League. Volunteering was very important to Tessa. She volunteered for the City of Peabody, St. Vasilios Church, Haven From Hunger, We Are America, Special Olympics and many others.
Tessa loved all things Disney, and her magical personality shone through with numerous family visits to Disneyworld. Tessa had a strong passion and love for animals (especially her dogs), being out in nature, creative writing, and all holidays. She enjoyed writing song lyrics and was a fabulous cook. Tessa participated for many years in the Special Olympics winning gold, silver and bronze medals in running, long jump, and javelin. She loved the United States Military and all law enforcement, especially the Massachusetts State Police. Her favorite colors were blue and lime green, as bright colors made her happy, and she in turn created happiness and so many cherished memories for others. Tessa loved her Boston sports teams, especially the Red Sox and Patriots. As a matter of fact, Tessa loved everything in this world, except "those Yankees!" She will be dearly missed and was loved by everyone who was touched by her life.
Tessa's large, loving, extended family includes her parents Michael and Catherine Geomelos of Peabody, and sisters, Janet and Deana Geomelos; her paternal grandparents, Tessie Geomelos of Peabody and the late Peter Geomelos; her maternal grandparents, Danny and Janet (Ostaszewski) Katsarakes of Lynn; aunts and uncles Tracy and Chris Gangi and their children Geena, Toni, and Danny; Lenny and Rose Geomelos and their children Sophia and Peter; Clare and Peter Coco and their daughter Alex; and Rena and Chris Xerras and their sons, Thomas and Peter; her Godfather George N. Katsarakes; Godbrothers, Alex and Chris Halpin, and Yanni Pappas and Godsister Samantha (Katsarakes) White. Tessa was very close with many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Saturday April 13, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. in St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, Peabody. A visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to either the St. Vasilios Elevator Fund, 7 Paleologos St., Peabody, MA or to Cotting School in Lexington Gym Fund. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obituary or post condolences.
Published on April 11, 2019
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Apr 16, 2019
I hope you have a good rest
Love ❤️ Peter Sclafani
Joanne Perreault
Apr 15, 2019
May Her Memory Be Eternal!
Apr 15, 2019
Ed & Julie Saksa
Apr 13, 2019
Thoughts & prayers to your family, Tessa is soaring with all the angels and shining like a star in heaven.
Marina andJoe Ruggiero and family
Apr 12, 2019
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND IMPACTFUL DIFFERENCE THIS SINGLE LIFE, THIS AMAZING SOUL HAS MADE ON EVERYONE WHO KNEW HER. A Life too short but a lifetime of joy and memories left behind for all. We love you and miss you Tessa, Thank you for always sharing yourself and your journey with us...we are better having known you. You'll be Always in our hearts and minds. You Rocked this world babe!! You'll be here, you'll be "felt" ...your energy will never be gone! Our deepest love to all of the families. Geomelos-Katsarakes-Gangi and everyone who loved Tessa
James Pechilis
Apr 12, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May your beautiful memories of Tessa sustain and bring comfort to you during this difficult season.
Christa (Apostolides) and Thomas Krideras
Apr 11, 2019
Her light will keep on shining. Any time I saw Tessa, which was always at a holiday family gathering, she was happy and vibrant. She is an example of what it means to really 'live life' and leave a legacy of love. May she rest in peace. I am out of town for the dayes of the services but I am sending my love to our beautiful extended family. xoxoxo
Diane Pechilis
Apr 11, 2019
Agape love.......love originating from God the covenant love of God for One’s fellow man.
This is the love the Geomelos Family has displayed from the very first day I’ve met them. I love you all so very much and my mind, heart and spirit is there with you. 🙏❤️
Stephanie & Michael Guitard
Apr 11, 2019
Tessa you will be missed by many. Your spirit was contagious. We are so sorry for your loss and pray that memories will comfort you especially during the sad times you miss her.
Nadine Tsaltas Biro
Apr 11, 2019
Kathy and family - I am so saddened to hear the loss of your beautiful daughter. May she Rest In Peace and Heaven truly gained an Angel. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this most difficult time. Nadine
Heidi Marino
Apr 11, 2019
Tessa, you endured so much, too much, yet you never complained. Sweet cousin, the love you so freely gave, your endless kindnesses, and very precious and always happy smile, will be etched in our hearts forever🙏❤ While your time here was cut short😇, thank you for the gift of you! You are in a better place now with our Heavenly Father and treasured family up above. ...until we all meet again, and please make sure everyone is behaving up there😘
Andrea Pereira
Apr 11, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss of Tess. I will always remember her smile when she came to CVS. She was always a ray of sun shine. May her memories give you strenhth.
Kelly O'Hearn Malloy
Apr 11, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Tessa truly was a remarkable young woman.
The Talbot Family
Apr 11, 2019
Peace be with your family
Kathy (Tournas) Leahy
Apr 11, 2019
I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter Tessa. I remember at Gail's at her gatherings, Tessa was always a very happy girl, always full of joy. My heart goes out to.you and your family. May her memory be eternal ❤
Sandy costa
Apr 11, 2019
Sending my condolences to Tessa’s family ,,may she Rest In Peace