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Beach Memorial Chapel

301 Corey Ave, ST Pete Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Mrs. Claire Michelle Papargiriou

October 17, 1951June 23, 2020
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Claire Michelle Papargiriou was born on October 17, 1951 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boston, Mass. Claire passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in her home on St. Pete Beach, Florida at the age of 68.

Claire was the daughter of John Joseph and Mary Agnes Conry. Claire was the youngest of their five children. Their children in order of eldest to youngest were, Anna, Elizabeth (Betty), Joe, John, and Claire. Claire was born with such an age gap from her siblings, that it planted a seed early in life to want a family of her own and a deep desire to be a mother, and as Claire would say, “have a ton of babies”.

Claire had four beautiful children in the order of eldest to youngest were, Kimberly, Mark, Sean, and Tara. Claire was blessed with five grandbabies. From eldest to youngest were, Steven, Joe, Lucy, Ellie, and little baby Sunni June, who was born just this month.

Claire was married to the love of her life Taso Papargiriou for not enough time. They started their love story in Boston, Massachusetts and moved their love story to St. Pete Beach, Florida in July of 1994. They had very successful business adventures together and worked side by side on each and every one of them. They ran a convenient store on St. Pete Beach for many, many years and moved it over to Gulfport where it still resides today. They ran a small mom and pops inn on St. Pete Beach and sold it to spend more time with each other.

Claire was a lover of life and family. She loved each and every one of her children. They all had a special place in her heart. Each one of Claire’s children took different paths and had different talents in life and Claire always made sure to encourage and support each one of their dreams. Claire adored her grandbabies. Even though her grandbabies were spread all over the United States, she always made time for them. Claire’s home was open to her family and she was always only a phone call or “Video” calls away. If you truly knew Claire, you always got a song on your birthday and hand written thank you straight from her heart. She had the biggest heart and she shared it with the world. Claire never had a bad word for anyone. Claire’s passion was animals though. She loved rescue dogs, dog shows, the Florida English bulldog rescue club, which she was a member for many, many years. It is believed to be said that Claire will become St. Claire of St. Pete Beach and she will take over St. Francis of Assissi’s job because of her great love towards all animals. Claire was an amazing LADY. Claire will share the very last piece of bread to any one that asked for it. If only you knew Claire !!!!

Services

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    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Vicenta Spencer

June 30, 2020

My love and prayers goes to you and your family .
🌸 She always will be in your heart ... and that wonderful memories always will accompany you wherever you go.
I love you!❤️

Vicenta Spencer 🌼



TASO papargiriou

June 29, 2020

I met Claire at a friend's baby birthday party. The minute I walked in and there she was. She captured my heart. From then on it was all over for me. An Angel on earth, that's all I could think. We built our love and home in Boston and a couple of decades later we continue our love in Florida. We worked together side by side together making decisions on our home and business. I even named our business after my Angel,
T aso

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C laire.
On June 23rd our love story came to an abrupt halt.
I lost my Angel, my rock, my strength.my world.
Fair winds and happy sails till we meet again.
Your ever-loving Husband TASOS


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Biography

Claire Michelle Papargiriou was born on October 17, 1951 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boston, Mass. Claire passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in her home on St. Pete Beach, Florida at the age of 68.

Claire was the daughter of John Joseph and Mary Agnes Conry. Claire was the youngest of their five children. Their children in order of eldest to youngest were, Anna, Elizabeth (Betty), Joe, John, and Claire. Claire was born with such an age gap from her siblings, that it planted a seed early in life to want a family of her own and a deep desire to be a mother, and as Claire would say, “have a ton of babies”.

Claire had four beautiful children in the order of eldest to youngest were, Kimberly, Mark, Sean, and Tara. Claire was blessed with five grandbabies. From eldest to youngest were, Steven, Joe, Lucy, Ellie, and little baby Sunni June, who was born just this month.

Claire was married to the love of her life Taso Papargiriou for not enough time. They started their love story in Boston, Massachusetts and moved their love story to St. Pete Beach, Florida in July of 1994. They had very successful business adventures together and worked side by side on each and every one of them. They ran a convenient store on St. Pete Beach for many, many years and moved it over to Gulfport where it still resides today. They ran a small mom and pops inn on St. Pete Beach and sold it to spend more time with each other.

Claire was a lover of life and family. She loved each and every one of her children. They all had a special place in her heart. Each one of Claire’s children took different paths and had different talents in life and Claire always made sure to encourage and support each one of their dreams. Claire adored her grandbabies. Even though her grandbabies were spread all over the United States, she always made time for them. Claire’s home was open to her family and she was always only a phone call or “Video” calls away. If you truly knew Claire, you always got a song on your birthday and hand written thank you straight from her heart. She had the biggest heart and she shared it with the world. Claire never had a bad word for anyone.

Claire’s passion was animals though. She loved rescue dogs, dog shows, the Florida English bulldog rescue club, which she was a member for many, many years. It is believed to be said that Claire will become St. Claire of St. Pete Beach and she will take over St. Francis of Assissi’s job because of her great love towards all animals.

Claire was an amazing LADY. Claire will share the very last piece of bread to any one that asked for it. If only you knew Claire !!!!