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Memory Eternal – Costas “Charlie” Paskaley

NASHUA, NH – It was with great sorrow that the family announced the passing of Costas ‘Charlie’ Paskaley, 89 of Nashua, NH. Costas passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family on Saturday March 5, 2022.

Costas was born in Argos Oristicon, Greece on December 25, 1932. At the age of 14 Costas left Greece for the United States with his mother Andromache and sister Roxanne (Rose).

Charlie was educated in the Nashua Public School System and served his county as a translator for the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1955.

He began his career at JF Mc Elwain Company in Nashua and worked for Zax Corp as a photo engraver until his retirement in 2004. Costas had many interests; he was constantly in his basement workshop, constructing tables and refinishing cabinets for his family and friends. One of his inventions was an electric lamb rotisserie used at Greek Easter.

He could be seen driving the streets of Nashua in his black 1966 Thunderbird and until his passing Charlie was active in the Nashua Chapter of the Order of AHEPA District 9, holding many different offices within his time with the Order. He was a member of the Nashua Lions Club and was active and held offices with the Pan-Macedonian Association. He was an active parishioner of Saint Philip Greek Orthodox Church in Nashua and participated in numerous functions within the surrounding Greek communities throughout New England.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Diana (Hontgas) Paskaley; son Peter Paskaley and his wife Lia from Saugus MA; daughter Rebecca Perkins and her husband James from Nashua, NH. He leaves behind many grandchildren Paul Torri, Kyle MacEachern, Ryley MacEachern, Mark and Matthew MacEachern, Charlie Perkins, Zoe Perkins. His sister Roxanne Stergiou and her husband John from Manchester NH; sister Helen Bywater of Hollis NH; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Calling hours were held on March 10 at St Philip Greek Orthodox Church 500 West Hollis St. Nashua, NH followed by the funeral service. Interment was at the Woodlawn Cemetery located at 101 Kinsley St Nashua NH.

Donations in Costas honor can be made to St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church or the Order of AHEPA District 9.

 

 

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