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Born: Mon., Mar. 29, 1943
Died: Fri., Mar. 5, 2021


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Mar. 11, 2021
Location: St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church

Funeral Liturgy

10:30 AM Thu., Mar. 11, 2021
Location: St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church

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Sharon L. Pappas, aged 77, longtime resident of Hamden, and most recently North Haven, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2021. Her loving family was by her side. Daughter of the late Myer Blodinger & Rosalind (Joseph), she was born on March 29, 1943 in New Haven.

Graduate of James Hillhouse High School, Sharon spent the majority of her career as a Senior Administrative Professional at Yale University. She was an active member of St. Barbara's Greek Orthodox Church, dedicating many years volunteering as a Daughter of Penelope and working at the annual Odyssey Festival.

Sharon's greatest joy was spending time with her wonderful friends & family. She had a passion for music & dancing - be it Greek dancing at festivals, attending Zumba classes at the local gym, or concerts in the park. She enjoyed traveling of all forms, especially excursions to Newport or cruising the islands of Greece & the Carribean. But what she especially loved was game nights, shopping & coffee dates with friends.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, George James, daughters Elissa Light (John), Christy Pappas (Damon) & grandchildren Christopher & Alexis Light.

Friends and family may call at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Rd., Orange, CT Thursday from 9:30 - 10:30 AM and are invited to attend funeral services at 10:30 AM. To attend the funeral liturgy online please visit  www.saintbarbara.org. Interment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

Donations in Sharon's honor can be made to any of the following:

St. Barbara's Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund
480 Racebrook Rd., Orange, CT 06477

Smilow Cancer Hospital at www.givetoynnh.org

Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT

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Debbie Cass
   Posted Wed March 10, 2021
Sorry for your loss. May the family and friends who surround you at this time bring you and your family comfort.

Leah Doherty
   Posted Sat March 13, 2021
I loved meeting Sharon and George (Mrs and Mr Pappas to me) at UNH Parents weekend and looked forward to our annual tailgating parties and dinners in Portsmouth. Such a fun couple. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all.
-Leah Doherty

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