Dr. Panagiotis “Peter” Perimenis, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, a long time resident of Stamford, passed away to be with the Lord on January 30, 2024, at the age of 88. Dr. Pete, Dad, or Papou as he was commonly known as, had a profound effect on everyone he met, including his family, as a true patriarch to all.
Besides his family and friends, he loved playing racquetball with “his buddies” and was an avid golfer, cherishing his time on the Kingsway Golf Course in Lake Suzy, Fla.
Born in New Smyrna, Greece, on February 20, 1935, he was the son of Petros and Georgia Perimenis. Upon graduating high school, he arrived in New York City in 1953 to attend New York University undergraduate school. Dr. Pete continued his education and was accepted into New York University College of Dentistry graduating in 1964.
Upon graduating Dental School, he, his wife Carmen and young family moved to Stamford, opening his dental office where he practiced dentistry for 54 years. During this pivotal time he forged everlasting patient relationships and friendships enduring for the rest of his life.
Professionally, Dr. Pete was a highly respected and recognized dentist. He absolutely loved dentistry and yearned to continue his knowledge and experience in his field.
He completed. Level 6 of the Pankey Institute – an advanced education program for General Dentistry and was an avid student of Implant Dentistry & TMJ Therapy throughout his entire career. His earned accolades include but are not limited to the following recognitions and achievements. He earned:
- a Lifetime Membership to the American Dental Association;
- a Fellowship to the Academy of General Dentistry;
- a Fellowship to the International Congress of Oral Implantology;
- a Master of the American Endodontic Society
In addition, while pursuing his private practice, he also taught at the New York University College of Dentistry as Clinical Professor of Operative Dentistry from 1965-1989; and as Associate Professor of Operative Dentistry from 1990-1992.
Dr. Pete loved his dentistry and his patients with such passion and took such pride in his work. Although he loved this work, he loved his wife and family with all his heart.
Dr. Pete is survived by his wife and life partner of almost 70 years, Carmen Perimenis, his children Dr. Rory Perimenis and his wife Linda Perimenis of Monroe, CT; Dr. Peter Perimenis and his wife Alexandra Perimenis of Stamford, CT; Louisa Cameron and her husband Rob of Vancouver, B.C., Georgette Perimenis, Esq. and her husband Brian Irizarry of Stamford, CT, and Katherine Perimenis, Esq. and her partner Kenneth Schod of Stamford, CT.
He is also survived by his grandchildren Dr. R.J. Perimenis, Dr. Taylor Kurtz, Dr. Tyler Perimenis, Dr. Peter Perimenis, Dr. Morgan Kurtz, Zoe Perimenis and Kat Lopez.
He was dearly loved by all and will forever be missed. In honoring Dr. Pete’s memory, let us remember his legacy and generosity in all he did. Friends and family are invited to calling hours today, Thursday, February 1, 2024 at the Church of the Archangels, 1527 Bedford St. in Stamford, from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; and the funeral service to be celebrated on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 11 a.m., also at the Church of the Archangels. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the The Church of the Archangels, 1527 Bedford St., Stamford, CT, 06905. Visit leopgallagherfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence.
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