Peter Klarides
1932 - 2020
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Klarides, Peter
Peter Klarides, age 88, of Seymour, the beloved husband of 63 years to Theodora Delegorges Klarides, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Griffin Hospital in Derby. He was born in Derby on March 5, 1932, loving son of the late Kostas and Amelia Klarides. Peter was the longtime owner with his brothers of the Klarides Supermarket of Seymour and Derby. He was a rabid fan of the Yankees, Knicks and Giants, who could be found yelling at the TV each Sunday during football season, was a basketball referee for over 40 years and enjoyed his group of baseball buddies at his weekly Silver Sluggers meeting at Derby Library. Peter, a 1950 graduate of Seymour High School, lived by the motto, "Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat," bleeding blue and gold for the last 70 years. He loved attending Seymour High School athletic events of all kinds, especially those involving his two daughters Themis and Nicole and his cherished grandson Cade. Peter could always be found on the sidelines of Wildcat football and softball games showing the tremendous pride he had for his home town. He was extremely proud of his Greek heritage and greatly enjoyed many of its traditions. Most of all, Peter loved to spend time with his family and many friends. He will be sadly missed by all, but will remain forever in our hearts.
His family, in addition to his beloved wife Theodora, includes his two loving daughters Themis Klarides and her husband Greg Butler of Derby and Madison and Nicole Klarides-Ditria and her husband Steven Ditria of Seymour, his caring nieces and nephew Theodora Klarides and her partner Rich Fonte, Constance Cheever and her husband David and Karin Klarides Marinaro and her partner David Parise, his cherished grandson Cade Klarides-Ditria of Seymour, his beloved kitty Winston Henry Klarides and many grand kitties. Peter was predeceased by his brothers James Klarides and Theodore Klarides, his niece Lisa Klarides and his nephew Gus Klarides.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 80 Racebrook Road in Orange. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks and social distancing will be required of those who attend. A Funeral Mass in Celebration of Peter's Life will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment in the family plot at Pine Grove Cemetery in Ansonia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Peter's memory may be made to either Coco's Animal Rescue of Seymour, the Seymour Wildcat Kickoff Club or the Seymour Lady Wildcat Diamond Club, all through the funeral home.
The Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank Street in Seymour is compassionately caring for the family.
To leave online condolences or to light a virtual candle, please visit www.millerwardfuneralhome.com





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Published in The New Haven Register on Oct. 18, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Pine Grove Cemetery
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October 22, 2020
Peter you will be missed I was once Peters caregiver very good man always treated me good .Peter loved going to the sandwich place at the klarides plaza .

Alicia Lawrence
Acquaintance
October 22, 2020
Peter you will be missed I was once Peters caregiver very good man always treated me good .Peter loved going to the sandwich place at the klarides plaza

Alicia Lawrence
Acquaintance
October 22, 2020
Peter you will be missed I was once Peters caregiver very good man always treated me good .Peter loved going to the sandwich place at the klarides plaza
Alicia Lawrence
Acquaintance
October 20, 2020
Pete and I served for many years together a Holy Trinity. On Saturdays we used to argue politics together at McDonalds.
I will always remember my friend Pete.
Memory Eternal Dear Friend
Dino Dimas
Friend
October 20, 2020
I did not know Mr. Klarides, but I shopped at his store for many years when I lived in Bethany,CT. I am now living in Hamden, CT and am a Republican voter and will vote for Themis in the election which is coming soon.
Joyce lucas
Acquaintance
October 19, 2020
My condolences to the Klarides family for their loss. I have many fond memories of my first job at Klarides Supermarket in Seymour and seeing Pete, Jim, and Ted. If I remember correctly, it was Pete who used to take employees with him around Seymour in a pick up truck to round up grocery carts that were missing. Good times and a time when family businesses were doing well.
John Revere
October 19, 2020
Our condolences. Although we have not lived in the area for many years we have, through social media kept abreast of the Klarides Family and so are sending our heartfelt good wishes to you, Babe, and family in this sad time.
Valerie and Patrick Taylor
Friend
October 19, 2020
Our condolences to the family. Although it has been many years since we have lived in the area, we have many fond memories from the Woodhaven Country Clib where our families spent many summers growing up together. Especially memorable from those years were the times we wood meet Peter in Klarides Supermarket in Seymour, he was always a bright spark in everyone's day. Through social media we have been able to keep in touch, although peripherally, with the Klarides family and want to let you know that we are thinking of you, in your sorrow, at this difficult time.
Valerie and Patrick Taylor
October 19, 2020
Themis & family, so sorry to hear about your father‘s passing. Know that your family will be in my prayers
Frank A Quadrino
Acquaintance
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