Shirley Brown Mavrakis, 76, of North Belle Vernon, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at her home. Born January 9, 1941 in N. Charleroi, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Jessie S. Bakaitis Brown. A resident of North Belle Vernon, Mrs. Mavrakis was a member of St. Sebastian R.C. Church, Belle Vernon where she served as a money counter for many years. Before her illness she volunteered and loved to go to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Monessen and help as a cashier.
She is survived by daughter & son in law Michele & Tim Peckyno of Bethel Park; son & daughter in law Gary & Kathy Mavrakis of North Carolina; five grandchildren Ashley Matthews, Ryan McManus, Kaitlyn McManus, Kayla Mavrakis, Megan Mavrakis; two great grandchildren TJ Matthews, Evelyn Matthews; an aunt Nellie Halgas and her dog who was her special companion Snoopy. She is preceded in death by her husband Stephen Mavrakis (1/2/2006) and a sister Donna Hurley.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Prayers of Transfer will be held Saturday at 10:30 am in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 11:00 am at St. Sebastian R.C. Church with the Rev. Francisco R. Gan Jr. Pastor as celebrant. Entombment will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Members of St. Sebastian parish will pray the rosary for the departed soul of Shirley Mavrakis Friday at 3 pm in the funeral home.