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Theodore "Ted" Pappas

October 16, 1948 — April 3, 2023

Cheshire

Theodore "Ted" Pappas

Ted Pappas, 74, of Cheshire, died of complications from COVID-19 on April 3, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Manchester, N.H., he graduated from Central High School and Keene State College. He worked as a pharmacy technician where he greeted customers and friends with a welcoming and comforting smile. He also served as a paraprofessional in public schools, positively influencing and supporting students that needed it the most.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Susan (Deegan), and children Andrew (Leah) and Megan (John) Coggshall, and grandchildren Xander, Ainsley, Ronin, Makayla, and Matthew. He also leaves his brother Bill and sister Francine; and Peter and Tracey Deegan.

Short in stature but long in heart, Ted was immediately likable, keen to mend homes and hearts. A sociologist to his core, Ted was a student of human nature and most adored being a husband, father, and Papou. In 2001, he received a second chance at life with a liver transplant, for which he was deeply grateful. Endlessly supportive of his family, he loved his dogs, books, music, and tinkering.

Ted will be remembered by his family and friends for his calming nature, always having a story to share, and an open heart.

Arrangements – Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023, at 6 pm at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 S. Main St. Visitation will be held from 4 pm until the start of the service at 6. Memorial contributions in Ted’s name may be made to the Hartford Transplant Program, Attn: Gina, 85 Seymour St., Suite 324, Hartford, CT 06106. 

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Visitation

Friday, April 14, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alderson-Ford Funeral Homes - Cheshire

615 S. Main Street (Rt. 10), Chesire, CT 06410

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 14, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alderson-Ford Funeral Homes - Cheshire

615 S. Main Street (Rt. 10), Chesire, CT 06410

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