Konstantinos Panidis, beloved husband of Antigoni (Vivropoulou) Panidis, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the age of 95. Konstantinos was a Greek native born on June 7, 1926 in Sokhumi, Russia, to Nikolaos (1963) & Elpida (Karipidou) Panidis (1983). He was raised in Greece and proudly served in the Greek Army 1950 – 1952. He along with his wife and children immigrated to the United States in 1965 and has resided in Springfield ever since. Konstantinos worked as a master tailor for local department stores until his retirement. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family. He was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Springfield. Konstantinos enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved talking with his friends, tending to the vegetable garden, going for walks through Forest Park and laying out in the sun. Most of all, he loved being at home with his family, whom he adored and who adored him back. He will forever be missed by them. He is survived by his loving wife, Antigoni Panidis, and children, Eleni Montero and her husband, Carlos, Nicholas Panidis, and Hope Beach and her husband, Jim. He was a loving Papou to his grandchildren, Charlie Panidis, David Panidis, Maggie Montero, Antigone Panidis, Antigoni Proctor, Phillip Panidis, Joseph Montero, Niko Beach, Dimitri Beach, and Ava Beach; great grandchildren, Khayla Lorenzana, Joshua Panidis, Anthony Wilson, Charlie Panidis, Jr., Eleni Montero, Charlie Proctor VI, Theodore Proctor, Joseph Montero Jr., Wyatt Proctor, Dallas Panidis, Calitza Panidis and Avery Flores. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Yiorgios Panidis (2002), Haralambos (2004) and Yiannis Panidis (2014) all from Greece. He is survived by his siblings, Despina Triantafilidis of Greece, Eleni Tsolakidis of Germany, Paresi Tsalikidis and her husband, Vassilios, and Mihalis Panidis and his wife, Anna all of Germany, and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Greece and Germany, he also leaves many dear friends that were considered as family. Family and friends are invited to meet directly on Tuesday, September 7, at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 22 St. George Rd., Springfield, MA for Konstantinos funeral service. He will lie in state at the Cathedral from 10 – 11 a.m. with a service in the Cathedral at 11 a.m. Committal prayers and burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Springfield. www.hafeyfuneralservice.com.
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