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Rose Paparis
Rose Paparis

Rose Paparis, of Williamsburg, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, July 17, 2015, at the age of 90.

A native of Greece, Rose immigrated to America in 1952. In 1960, Mr. and Mrs. Paparis bought and ran the first pancake house in Williamsburg, the Ivy House Restaurant (home of the astronomical pancake), until 1969. In 1970, Rose and Tom built the Yorkshire Steak and Seafood Restaurant, which is still currently in business.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Paparis.

Rose is survived by her son, Elias Paparis and wife Elpitha; daughter, Marianthe Palantzas and husband John; granddaughters, Rosa Nacopoulos and husband Paul, of Erie, Pennsylvania, Demetra Emmanouil and husband John, of Mechanicsville and Litsa Kotsis and husband Dimitri, of Mechanicsville; great-grandchildren, Christina, Antoni, Theofanis, Tommy, Nicholas and Angelina; and many other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2015, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 4900 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185. A funeral will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2015, at the church. Interment will follow at Williamsburg Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Road, Newport News, VA 23606 or St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Bucktrout Funeral Home.

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