Sophie (Urany) Vaciliou
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Peabody - Mrs. Sophie (Urany) Vaciliou, 92 years of Peabody, died on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Steven Vaciliou.
She was born in Revere, the daughter of the late Daniel and Redina "Tillie" Urany. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School.

Sophie was a secretary at the General Electic Company in Lynn for many years. She left General Electric to puruse her passion of singing. She sang in many Jazz and Big Bands of the day.

She leaves her son, Charles S. Vaciliou and his partner Toni Marie Pfleegor of Rowley; a niece Cynthia Wilson; her husband Michael; son Charles and daughter Jacquelyn; a sister-in-law Helen Smith; and nephew Stephen Psathas of South Carolina; her grandchildren Rosalie Vaciliou and her partner Rhea Antonio of Middleton, and Daniel Vaciliou and his wife Janine of Ipswich; her sisters Catherine Annese of Groveland, Mary "Chickie" Keares of Pennsylvania, Elaine "Peachie" Eide of Florida, Joanne Walters of Oregon; a brother Dennis Urany and his wife Diane of Nahant; and several nieces and nephews. She is the sister of the late John "Sunny" Urany.

Visiting hours are on Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Solimine Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. starting at Solimine Funeral Home followed by a funeral service at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common Street, in Lynn, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers Donations may be made to the Boston Wounded Veterans, Inc. 60 Paris Street, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128. Directions and guestbook at
Published on December 2, 2019


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Dave Whitney
Dec 04, 2019
Sophia sang with Chris Powers' Band when I was a member and sang
with my own Big Band for 10 years.
She was a Wonderful Person and a Great Singer.She will be missed.
Flora Vendetti
Dec 03, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Sophie’s family. I so enjoyed our fun times together and the rides we shared from West Peabody. She was a very dear friend and a special lady. I will miss her.
brandy irish gerjuoy
Dec 03, 2019
I have many fond memories of Sophia and Steve from back in the days of the Commodore Restaurant jam sessions as well as the sessions at the Andover Rolling Green. She was always very kind to my family and me and I have a particularly fond memory of a group trip that she and I were on to Carnegie Hall in NYC. Sing with the rest of the angels, Sophia!!