Relli Niculescu

October 29, 1930 – October 17, 2018

Relli Niculescu fell asleep to the Lord on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the age of 87.

Relli was preceded in death by her husband, Dumitru “Ticu” Niculescu and her sister Anna Basaraba. She is survived by her stepdaughter Jeaninne Bauer (Michael) and niece Adina Zeppos (Evan). Further survived by step grandchildren Christopher Bauer and Richard Bauer and great niece Cristina Zeppos.

Relli is the last of a generation of Romanians who fled Romania in the 1970’s for freedom in America. She settled in the Milwaukee area and was a long time resident of Shorewood, where she enjoyed volunteering in the schools and going for walks in the neighborhood.

She and Ticu loved to travel the United States and made many a trip coast-to-coast and visited almost the entire continental United States. She loved to cook and was especially regarded for her special Romanian dishes. Relli enjoyed hosting family gatherings for holidays, birthdays and other celebrations.

Family and friends will gather at North Shore Funeral Services, 3601 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood on Thursday, October 25 from 4:30-6:30pm, with Father Thomas Mueller officiating and offering a prayer service at 5:00pm. A burial service will take place on Friday, October 26 at 10:00am at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church at 2515 S. 30th St., Milwaukee. Family also will greet friends at 9:30am at the church until the time of the service. Burial will take place following the service at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

The family would like to extend its appreciation to the staff and Relli’s many friends at Alexian Village. They provided excellent care, great companionship and sincere compassion during Relli’s time at Alexian, which she enjoyed a great deal.

Donations to Ss. Cyril & Methodius appreciated.