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CUMBERLAND-Michael Pappas, 86, of Mendon Road died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital, New Bedford, MA. He was the beloved husband of Enid (Burgess) Pappas. Mr. and Mrs. Pappas were married for 62 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Andrew and Paraskeve (Veras) Papadopoulos, he had lived in Pawtucket for most of his life before moving to Cumberland 2 years ago.
Mr. Pappas was the executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket where he worked for 40 years before retiring in 1990. He was a National Executive of the Year for the Boys & Girls Club. The Boys & Girls Club Complex on Moeller Place in Pawtucket is named in his honor.
He was a longtime member of Pawtucket Country Club and a member of the former To Kalon Club. He was a member of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame (1991) and a member of the Pawtucket Hall of Fame.
He was the announcer for the Triple AAA Pawtucket Red Sox.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the Hellenic Post #91, American Legion, Pawtucket.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his loving children, Pamela Doheny and her husband, Frank of Cumberland and Gregg Pappas and his wife, Christine of McKinney, TX; three sisters, Georgia Moretti and Vernie Pappas, both of Pawtucket and Stasia DeLuca of North Providence; one brother, Nicholas Pappas of Coventry; five grandchildren, Conor, Julia and Leah Pappas, and Kara Ronayne and Jenna Sier; three great grandchildren, Lola, Maddox and Gia Ronayne; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late William, Theodore and Alexander Pappas.
Relatives and friends may call at BELLOWS-FALSO FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln TODAY 4-8 P.M.
His funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mike's memory to the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, 1 Moeller Place, Pawtucket, RI 02860 would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfh.com.