Retired V.P. at Bank of Boston; active with Friends of the Library  

LYNNFIELD — Calliope (Andriopoulos) Gavrilles, of Lynnfield, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Arnold House in Stoneham after a long illness.

Calliope, or Callie as she was known to many, was the wife of the late John E. Gavrilles of Lynnfield and the mother of the late Dr. Betty G. Allen of Georgetown.

Callie was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. After being a homemaker for almost two decades, Callie joined Bank of Boston as a teller. She retired many years later as a vice president in the municipal bond department. Callie lived in Lynnfield for almost 50 years and was active with the Lynnfield Public Library. She volunteered as much as possible during her retirement years and served as treasurer of the Friends among other roles. Callie obtained her driver’s license for the first time in her 60s and enjoyed being out and about in her car as much as possible. Callie loved hot black coffee, Marco Island, books and boasting about her daughter’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments.

She is survived by and will be forever missed by her son-in-law, David Allen and his longtime partner Susanne Snow of Georgetown. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Christopher G. AhnAllen and his wife Julie M. AhnAllen of Jamaica Plain; Sarah Allen McGoldrick and her husband Brian J. McGoldrick of Reading; and Jonathan J. Allen of Somerville. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Noah J. AhnAllen, Jacob Y. AhnAllen and Jack D. McGoldrick. She is also survived by her siblings, John Andriopoulos and his wife Chrisafula of Lynn and Carol Andriopoulos of Lynn. She is also survived by her very special niece, Jo-Ann Rosen and her family of Needham as well as several other nieces and nephews. Callie’s other brother, Spiros Andriopoulos and his wife Fotina predeceased her.

Visiting hours were held Tuesday, May 19 from 4-7 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., in Wakefield. At Callie’s request, no funeral will be held and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Callie’s memory to the Betty G. Allen Library Fund, c/o DEEP, P.O. Box 387, Danvers MA 01923 or to the Lynnfield Public Library, 18 Summer St., Lynnfield MA 01940, Attn.: Patty.