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Charles Paindiris, 82 of Stonington, beloved husband of Effie (Hatzinikolas) Paindiris, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020. He was born in Rhodes, Greece, son of the late Peter and Mersina (Fas) Paindiris and had lived in Wethersfield for many years before moving to Stonington. Charlie was the founder of the West Hartford establishment, "Effies Place", which has fed thousands of people in the community and treated all like family for over 50 years. He served in the US Army. He was an avid fisherman and boater. He loved soccer and was instrumental in bringing a semi pro team to Hartford, the Hartford Hellenics. He loved golf, obtaining 2 holes in one. Charlie was a key member of St. George Cathedral and was recently named father of the year 2019 at the church. He loved his beautiful wife and was a dutiful husband. He was passionate about spending time with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and loved giving the kids treats, gifts and money. Charlie made sure he attended every event of his children, never missing a soccer or hockey game. Always a gracious host of gatherings, he ensured everyone attending was welcomed and provided with all of their favorite cocktails. Besides his wife Effie, Charlie leaves his 3 sons and their wives; Peter C. Paindiris and his wife Sheilah of Vero Beach, FL, Tasos C. Paindiris and his wife Stephanie of Orlando, FL, and Johnny C. Paindiris and his wife Allyson, of Cromwell. He also leaves his brother Nicholas P. Paindiris and his wife Lynn of Glastonbury, and his 3 sisters; Pat Kearns of Gainsville, FL, Marie Klementon and her husband Manny of Newington, and Constantina Fas and her husband Constantino of Glastonbury, his grandchildren, Alexandra and Sean, Evan, Julia, Charles, Sydney, Grace, Leo, Zachary and Nathan. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 11:00 AM in St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 433 Fairfield Ave, Hartford, CT 06114. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday morning before the service, from 10 to 11:00 AM at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, www.stjude.org or St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. To share a memory with the family please visit www.dillonbaxter.com Dillon-Baxter Funeral Home - Wethersfield 1276 Berlin Turnpike Wethersfield 06109 (860) 956-1149 Website

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