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December 6, 2012

Kyriacoula "Coula" (Gounaris) Barakitis, 85

Haverhill — Kyriacoula “Coula” (Gounaris) Barakitis, 85, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

She was born in Haverhill on September 7, 1927, daughter of the late Daniel and Thelxiope (Fanaras) Gounaris.

She was the former wife of the late Nikolaos Barakitis and mother of the late Demetria E. Barakitis, who passed away in 1978.

Coula is survived by her son, John N. Barakitis of Ashland, Ore.; her daughter, Tiffany L. and her husband, Daniel Kopko of Topsfield; three grandchildren, Alex, Juliet and Dylan Kopko all of Topsfield, as well as several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service was held on Saturday, December 1 at 11 a.m. at the Holy Apostles Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St. Haverhill. Interment was in the Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill were held on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions in her memory be made to a charity of the donor’s choosing. To view her complete obituary or to send a condolence to her family, please visit