05-08-2021 14:30=====04-07-2022 14:15
05-08-2021 14:30=====04-07-2022 14:15

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Panagiota (Patty)’s final resting place
Rookwood Cemetery, Chapel of Eternal Rest, Rookwood NSW 2141, Australia

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Posted by Divinity Funerals 12/08/2021

A tribute in honour of the
Late Patty (Panagiota) Lapanaitis

🕯May her memory be eternal🕯

Posted by Divinity Funerals 06/08/2021

Deepest condolences to the Lapanaiti family on the passing.of.your precious mum, and yiayia. Thinking of you.

Posted by Zoe.Theodore 12/08/2021

In loving memory of Giota Lapanaitis A great nouna and koumpara for all those wonderful and great times we lived together You will never be forgotten but greatly missed Forever in our thoughts and heart Rest in peace With all our love The Volgaris family

Posted by Anastasia Voulgaris 07/08/2021

Dear Michael, Tony, Matina, Dina and the rest of the family. We are so saddened by the news of your beautiful mother's sudden passing. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Your mother was such a beautiful lady and she always greeted you with a smile. Now back in your father's Philip's arms. They will both watch over you all. May her memory be eternal. Sending you lots of love and strength at this very sad time, Maria, Dave & Nalu Xx

Posted by Maria O'Brien 06/08/2021

have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Indeed she was a woman of God. Please lord look after her soul. May God repose her with all the angels

Posted by Trevor, Nivien, Christopher and Rebecca 06/08/2021

To the extended Lapanaitis family, I am extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Thea Panagiota ‘Patty’ Lapanaitis. She was truly the matriarch of the family – always bringing everyone together to celebrate any occasion and bring happiness wherever she could. She was a mother not only to her children, but to anyone fortunate to know her. Thea Panagiota always radiated positive energy and always showed a genuine interest in others, offering her time to listen, and made you feel special. She expressed her love through her cooking and preparation of meals – so much so that she needed two kitchens - such was the number of family and friends she welcomed into her home. She was the most gracious host and always carried great conversations…I’m forever grateful to have been welcomed into the family and experience Thea’s delicious food, great conversations and generous hospitality. I know that Thea Panagiota not only leaves you all with many, many fond memories, but she also a legacy for future generations to follow – a legacy of caring, empathy, kindness and an absolute steely resolve mixed with good humour. Her greatest gift to her family and friends, was to show every single one of them they were loved. Our heartfelt thoughts are with your family. Rest in Peace, Thea. Chris Tzarimas (Billabong) and family.

Posted by Chris Tzarimas (Billabong) and family 06/08/2021

To our dear sister, sister-in-law and Thia Panagiota, Your loss is a painful one for all of us heightened by the fact that we are separated by thousands of miles during a global pandemic. You will be so missed and forever loved and cherished in our hearts. We know your beautiful spirit will live on through your wonderful and loving children, grandchildren and great grandson. Travel safely to our dear Phillip and watch over all of us from above until we meet again.Yiotoula mas, always there with open arms, a loving hug, a full house of people and a kitchen full of delicious food. Our “darlie” (darling). ❤️ To our dear nieces, nephews and cousins, Although we are not physically close to you especially during this heartbreaking time, please remember that we mourn along side of you and are always here for you. We love you all so much and know how much you are hurting right now. We pray for peace for all of you kai o Theos na tin anapavsi.

Posted by The Kyriakopoulos, Courpas-Nikolaou and Sioutis Families 06/08/2021

To a beautiful lady who always welcomed you with a loving smile and huge hug, you will be truly missed, thank you for being such a wonderful role model to the next generation. Our thoughts are with the family today from all the Mitchell Family💜

Posted by Toula Mitchell 06/08/2021

Dear Yiota, The sad news of your passing has caused us all to pause and reflect on the beautiful memories we have of the many joyous times spent together. These are the memories we all cherish in our hearts. Your kindness and gorgeous smile will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace in God’s care. Dear Dina, Michael, Matina and Tony, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your precious, devoted mum……… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. Feel comfort in that she will always be remembered with love, respect and fondness due to the special way she touched us all.💕

Posted by Poppy, Noula, George Davos and family. 05/08/2021

Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother Dina our hearts & thoughts go out to you and your family in these sad times 🌹

Posted by . Peter, Cheryl, Alec, Sophie & Mitchell Zeglis 05/08/2021

Christine Levas
We will miss our beautiful Thea Panagiota. Her grace, generosity of spirit and sense of loyalty will always be remembered. We always looked forward to parties and get togethers with the family . She was greatly loved and respected along with her gentle husband by my parents. This photo shows the genuine care and affection our parents had for one another. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Christine Levas 05/08/2021

To the Lapanaitis family As we cannot be with you to farewell a wonderful woman who we dearly loved & who stood by our family in the toughest of times with her compassion, great love and unwavering support. She is now with the angels who we are certain she will entertain the way she entertained us all through her laughter her stories & good humour.. May she Rest In Peace. She will never be forgotten. Our deepest love to you all Thea Koula , Jim, Maria & families xxx

Posted by Jim Poulos 05/08/2021

Angela Lapanaitis
To my dearest mother-in-law, Yiota, Thank you so much for all the good times, the great memories, and the laughs that we all shared together. We became such good friends over the years, always loving a simple chat over coffee and biscuits. We are blessed to have such beautiful angels watching over all of us now 💕 and I hope that you can all continue to laugh and have coffee together, as you watch down and protect us from above. I will miss you dearly...we all will. 💖 Lots of love always, Your daughter-in-law Angela ❤️❤️❤️

Posted by Angela Lapanaitis 04/08/2021

Farewell to a beautiful, kind woman who had a warm, inviting smile and kind and comforting words for all those she came into contact with. A sincere and genuine soul who will never be forgotten. All my love to her wonderful family. ❤️❤️❤️

Posted by Helen Bega and the entire Bega Family. x 04/08/2021

Dear Yiota, We are all numbed by the news of your passing. So many beautiful memories, so many special times our families spent together. You were all such a big part of our lives and will never be forgotten. I can see what a beautiful family you created with so much love and am so moved by the beautiful words of your grandchildren. I remember your dynamic, loving character and I’m sure you passed all of that on. You will be deeply missed. Rest in peace dear Yiota. You will be in our hearts and minds forever. Mary Psaromatis (Tsitsos), Thomas Tsitsos, Sophia Tsitsos and Gina (Karousou) Tsitsos.

Posted by Thomas Tsitsos family 04/08/2021

To my dear friend, You will be greatly missed. I will always treasure the memories of our many family get togethers. Until we meet again, Georgina Nicholas

Posted by Georgina Nicholas 04/08/2021

Yiayia I will never forget you. You have always been a big part of my life and it hurts that you're no longer here. From bus rides to Bankstown square to meeting my son, there is so much that we have shared together. I know you're proud of me and are looking over my young family. I will love you forever, your Vikoula.

Posted by Victoria 04/08/2021

Ava lapanaitis
Dear Yiayia, I love you and I will miss you. I know I can’t see or hear you but you will always be in my heart. You don’t know how much you meant to me. I love you so much that I can’t explain it. With lots of love You granddaughter Ava❤️❤️❤️😍😍💕💕

Posted by Ava lapanaitis 04/08/2021

Litsa Sarlas
To my dearest Yiota We shared many happy moments; you and Phillip were so much part of my childhood. Although we were not related by blood, you were very much part of our family. You have left us too soon and your parting has left a void that can never be filled. You will live on in our hearts and in our thoughts forever. Dear Dina, Michael, Matina and Tony together with your families, My deepest sympathy for the loss of you most beautiful, unique and irreplaceable mum, we all loved her dearly and will miss her. May she rest in peace. Although we can not be with you to say our last goodbye to our dear Yiota, please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. ETERNAL BE HER MEMORY

Posted by Litsa Sarlas 04/08/2021

Pia Lapanaitis
Dear Yiayia Yota, You were not just my Yiayia, you were my best friend. Everywhere I went you were beside me.Even though you have gone you will always sit in my heart. I love you so much. No words can explain the love I had for you. The fun times we had when you came to school and supported me with all the work I have done. I love you so much and miss you. I know you will be beside me whatever happens now. I love you and will never forget you. With lots of love your grand daughter, Pia 😘❤️

Posted by Pia Lapanaitis 03/08/2021

Luke Carrington
Dear Yaiya, I'll miss popping in for coffee to only have had a whole roast with sides prepared, but most of all I'll miss the love you had and professed for your whole family including myself. You'd always go out of your way to grab a family member walking past, pull them in close with a hug and say how much you loved them. You made me feel special the only way a grandmother could and I'm devastated to have you taken away. Forever in my heart, I love you.

Posted by Luke Carrington 03/08/2021

Michael Lapanaitis
To my mum, Yiota I can not describe how devastated I am feeling with you leaving all of us. I will never forget the beautiful moments that you and I have created and can not believe I will no longer have you here calling for your Maiko. I will cherish your motherly love that you have showed me over my life and for my wife and my beautiful daughters. I know that you have felt an emptiness since our father left us seven years ago and today you would be so happy that you have been reunited in heaven. Undoubtedly you both will be watching over me but please know that I will always have a pain inside me knowing that neither you or dad are next to me here in this world! With so much love for you, Your son, Michael

Posted by Michael Lapanaitis 03/08/2021

Luke Lapanaitis
Yiayia I love you and we all love you. We are in shock that you are gone but we will all deeply miss you. You were so kind, generous, especially on grandparents day with the bar of chocolate you used to sneak into my bag, and you were caring for all of your family and loved ones. I have shared many memorable moments with you in my life and I am truly devastated that we couldn’t share any more. I will deeply miss the schnitzels, the salty salad and your pasta that you loved making us. You are with Papou now and you both are looking down on us. We are all saddened that you are gone but you are in a better place now and you will be remembered by all of us. I love you Yiayia and you will always have a place in my heart.

Posted by Luke Lapanaitis 03/08/2021

Phillip Lapanaitis
To my Yiayia. I can not describe how much not only I, but everyone loved you. Having the name Phillip meant that I’d always have a special place in your heart, and our relationship is something I’ll cherish forever. I miss you so much already, but I know you will always be there watching over us. Love you ❤️

Posted by Phillip Lapanaitis 03/08/2021

Peta Lapanaitis
Dear Yiayia, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for me throughout my life. You are truly an inspiration to me and i couldn’t be more grateful to be named after you. I love you more than anything and I know that you and Papou will be looking down on all of us from heaven. You will always hold a special place in my heart and forever be with me.

Posted by Peta Lapanaitis 03/08/2021

Dina Balis
Mum you’re gone and I can’t believe it. You were the rock in our family. Whatever we wanted and needed you were there. I love you mum and already miss you immensely. You are now with dad and I know you are both looking down and looking after us.love you always Dina.xxx

Posted by Dina Balis 03/08/2021

Tony Lapanaitis
To my beloved mum . Thank you for devoting your life to your family. Words cannot express my love to you , and how much I’m missing your hugs and smiling face. You lit up my life , and I look forward to when we are reunited again. Love you always .

Posted by Tony Lapanaitis 03/08/2021

For many, a funeral is a ritual of loss and connection where we remember our loved ones who have passed and comfort the living. The coronavirus outbreak has altered that ritual and changed the way we say goodbye: the loss remains, the connections change.

The family has the difficult decision of which ten people will attend the funeral.  They are aware that many of you would like to attend but unfortunately, due to the restrictions in place, it is not possible.

Following the service, a replay of the service will be available for viewing.

Posted by Dina Balis 02/08/2021