Costas Kalemkeridis of Hanson, MA passed away from a long time illness on July 13, 2020 at home peacefully surrounded by his family. Costas is survived by his wife of 58 years, Theodora. His 3 sons Peter of Marshfield, James and his wife Sarah of Pembroke, John and his wife Colleen of Hanson and grandchildren, Thomas and Christiana. His cousins Nina Fuda, Mary Tutty and her children Debbie and Greg.
Born in Platanakia, Greece, Costas had a dream for a better life for his family. He went to Germany for 3 years. But he had always wanted to come to America, with help from his Aunt Orea and cousins that wish came true. They were instrumental in securing a job with Dick Travers of Milton Machine in Quincy, MA. That allowed Costas and his family to immigrate to America in December 1968. He set out in search of the American dream. He was a Machinist by trade. Together with his wife, hard work and determination Costas became a proud citizen in two years. He always worked extra hours doing odd jobs fixing houses. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. Ten years later he realized that dream when he became owner of Louie’s Famous Pizza in Abington. Where everyone knew and loved him as Charlie.Costas was an active member of Saint Catharine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Braintree. He loved gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed vacationing in Greece and New Hampshire.
A Funeral service will be celebrated on Thursday, July 16 at 11AM at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church 119 Common St. Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit prior to the service from 10-11 AM at the church. Due to COVID 19 social distancing and a face covering are required.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church 119 Common St. Braintree, MA. 02184. https://stcatherinebraintree.org/
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