Published in the September 8, 2017 edition

Charos-obit_webMELROSE — Constantine G. “Dino” Charos, 90, of Melrose, died at the Genesis at Wakefield Center on Sept. 4. 

Dino was born and raised in Roxbury and was a graduate of Roxbury schools. He served his country as a Fireman First Class during World War II, serving in the Merchant Marines, U.S. Coast Guard and on four different vessels in the U.S. Navy. 

Dino resided in Melrose since 1950 and worked as a labor foreman for Turner Construction in Boston for 25 years before his retirement in 1985. 

He was a member of the V.F.W. Harold O’ Young Post #2394 in Melrose and the U.S.S. Beatty Reunion Club for many years. Dino was a Mason and Shriner, was an avid gardener and had the “best tomatoes.” He was a hard worker and enjoyed traveling across the country and all of Europe with his late wife Catherine. 

Dino loved to spend his time at the beach in Marshfield and with his children and grandchildren. He was the beloved husband of the late Catherine V. (Hegerich) Charos for over 40 years. 

He was the loving father of George Charos of Marblehead, Paul Charos and his wife Jean and Christine McAnneny and her late husband William, all of Wakefield. He was the cherished grandfather of Brian, Matthew, Justin and Amanda. He was the caring brother of the late Christos Charos, Catherine Lucas and Peter Charos. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Visiting hours were held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 4-7 p.m. The funeral was held at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave., Woburn on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Forest Hills, Cemetery, Boston. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Constantine’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., PO Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011. For directions and to sign online condolence visit