Coustoula (Chris) Chipouras, 72, a Washington resident for more than 60 years who was active in the Red Cross and in church groups, died Tuesday at Arlington Hospital after a stroke.

Mrs. Chipouras was born in Lowell, Mass., and grew up in Savannah, Ga., and Washinton, where her family moved when she was about 7. In 1927, she married James P. Chipouras, who still lives at the family residence here.

During World War II, Mrs. Chipouras was active in the Red Cross and in behalf of the Greek war relief effort. She received a certificate of merit from the Red Cross for her work during that time.

She also was a memberr of the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington and of its Philoptohos Society, the name of which means "friends of the poor." In addition, she was a member of the Laconian Society, a social organization.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Chipouras' survivors include a son, John J., of McLean; a daughter, Pauline Calomiris of Washington; three brothers, Spiros, Peter and Nicholas Gianaris, all of Washington, and eight grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Washington.