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Born: Wed., Feb. 17, 1926
Died: Fri., Mar. 5, 2021

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Florence Pandajis "Yiayia", 95, passed away peacefully at Masonicare Health Center on March 5, 2021. She was born in New Haven, CT to the late Nick and Georgia Dakis. She was the wife of the late James Pandajis.

Florence loved spending time with her family and baking Greek sweets like baklava and koulouria. She also enjoyed UConn basketball, soap operas, cross stitch, decaf coffee, PB&Js, Mr. Goodbars, and vacationing in Ogunquit, Maine. At Masonicare she developed a passion for balloon volleyball.

She is survived by her three children, Gregory (Barbara) Pandajis, Kathryn Rice, and Georgia Pandajis; grandchildren Marina (Charles) Nitze, Melanie (Greg Barron) Rice, Rebecca (Tom) Adinolfi, Tim (Martha) Pandajis, Bryan (Alex) Pandajis, Lindsay (Jake) Reid, Sarah (Jake) Kennedy, and Matthew Niarchos; great-grandchildren Hunter Niarchos, Cassius Kennedy, and William Reid; god-daughters Nicki (George) Dakis and Bessie (Navid) Khonsari; niece Andonia Dakis; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son-in-law Andrew Rice and her brother and sister-in-law Emanuel and Mary Dakis.

Due to COVID-19 all services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CT Food Bank in Wallingford, CT or St Barbara's Greek Orthodox Church in Orange, CT.

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Thomas and Marisa Melillo
   Posted Mon March 08, 2021
To Greg and family,
Marisa and I have fond memories of your Mother while living on Hubinger st.
Your parents and family were wonderful neighbors. It was a neighborhood that we reminisce about often.
Rest Mrs. Pandajis and know that your memory will live on.

Betsy Chorney Rosenberg
   Posted Thu March 11, 2021
I'm sorry this note is belated but I just read of your
mom's passing. Please extend my condolences to Georgia and Gregory as well. Your mom always made me feel welcome at your home, those many, many years
back. Wishing you comfort in your memories and sending fond regards during this time.

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