1931 – 2021
Putnam – Estelle (Lavallee) Yakis, 89, of Liberty Hwy, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Andreas Yakis. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Emile and Georgiana (Dragon) Lavallee.
Estelle worked as a secretary for Leschke Puffer Insurance. She and her husband Andreas enjoyed taking day trips and visiting different restaurants. She also enjoyed reading and caring for her German Shepherds and cats.
Estelle is survived by her grandchildren, Ryan Yakis of Colebrook, NH, Matthew Yakis of Woodstock, and Nathan Yakis of Woodstock; her nephew, Kevin Lavallee of Putnam; and her sister-in-law, Jeanne Lavallee of Putnam. She was predeceased by her son Steven Yakis; her brother Jimmy Lavallee; her sister Theresa Lavallee and her niece Sr. Jeanne Lavallee.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Estelle’s family at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.