PEABODY — Clara (Jamont) Pappas, 91, wife of the late Peter C. Pappas, of Peabody, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital with her family at her side.

Mrs. Pappas was born in Salem on May 12, 1926, daughter of the late Theodore and Stafania (Zemitis) Jamont. She was raised in Salem and graduated from Salem High School.

Mrs. Pappas began her career as a sales clerk at Empire Clothing Store in Salem and was also a talented hairdresser. She then transitioned to public service taking a job at the Peabody Police Station in 1975. After 41 years of dedicated service to the City of Peabody, Mrs. Pappas retired from the police department in 2016 at the age of 89. Mrs. Pappas will always be remembered for her warm smile, quick-wittedness, wise wisdom, and unbelievably strong work ethic.

Mrs. Pappas is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Chuck Angelopulos of Swampscott; son, Charles Pappas of Kennebunk, Maine; five grandchildren, John Angelopulos and his wife Leigh of Denver, Colo., Cara Lawler and her husband John of Marblehead, Peter Pappas of Wells, Maine, Michael Pappas of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Gregory Pappas of Kennebunk, Maine; two nephews, Andy Sweeter of Peabody and Paul Sweeter of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two great-grandsons, Jack and Peter Lawler of Marblehead, who will miss their “Big YiaYia” dearly. She was predeceased by her sister, Sarah Sweeter, brothers Benjamin Jamont and Aloyzy Jamont, and nephew, James Jamont.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at 9 a.m. from the CONWAY, CAHILL-BRODEUR Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a service at 10 a.m. in St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church,, 5 Paleologos St., Peabody, MA 01960. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. For directions, online obituary and memorial guest book, please visit


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