Eleni nee Kalli, migrated to the United States from Cyprus in 1974. She met her husband Marios Constantinides in Astoria, New York during the difficult days, which followed the Turkish invasion and occupation of their homeland.
Eleni is a graduate of Sorbonne University, Paris, France.
She and her husband Marios moved to Morris County from Queens, NY and have been active parishioners of Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church for more than 25 years.
Her children, Anastasia, a teacher, Katerina, a hairdresser and Christina, a doctor, attended Saint Andrew Sunday school, Greek School, Goya and Greek folk dancing.
Until recently Eleni worked for an engineering/construction company as a business manager. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband and their five grandchildren, Alexie, Parker, Adelyn, Xander and Walker.
Eleni joined the Saint Andrew Philoptochos soon after she moved to Morris County and served as chapter president for three terms. She is currently serving as the First Vice President. She feels very grateful to several Philoptochos women who embraced her and became her mentors. Two of those women are Betty Kelly and Froso Patton, of blessed memory.
Eleni serves on the Metropolis Philoptochos board as First Vice President and Social Services Chair. She also serves on several committees on the National Philoptochos board. She does this with professionalism and integrity. She feels blessed and is honored to be able to serve her church and her faith in this manner.
Volunteerism is Eleni’s passion and helping the needy and those less fortunate is something that she strongly believes in.