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Helena Haug

December 16, 1935 ~ June 10, 2019 (age 83)

Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Helena Haug, age 83 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Gateway Nursing Health & Rehab. A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13 from 3pm - 6pm at Cleveland Funeral Home. A service will follow in the same location with Father Scott Kidd officiating.


Helena was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on December 16, 1935 to her late mother, and her late father, Giorgos Makridis. Later in life, she met and later married Wolfgang Haug.  In 1998, Helena and her loving husband bought a “Mountain Home” in Cleveland. They loved the area so much, they decided to permanently relocate from Florida to Cleveland only two years later, in 2000. Helena was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Stepmother, Grandmother, Sister and Best Friend. She spent her adult life right by Wolfgang, “Willie’s” side as a Homemaker. She always had a passion for gardening, cooking, sewing, and watching birds. Helena was of the Greek Orthodox Faith and was a member of St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church in Watkinsville, Georgia.


In addition to her husband, Wolfgang “Willie” Haug, Helena is survived by two children; Margaret (Louis) Barbarite of Long Island, New York and John Giannini, also of Long Island, New York. Stepdaughter, Patricia (Jerry) Williams of Dothan, Alabama. Sister, Anna Makridou. Brother, Costa Makridis. Grandchildren; Brittany Barbarite and Nicholas Barbarite, both of Long Island, New York. She also leaves behind many other relatives and friends scattered about in Greece.


The family would like to thank the staff at Gateway Health and Rehab for all of their hard work with Helena and making her stay there as comfortable as possible. Flowers will be accepted for the services.

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