Andi Pathoulas
Andi Pathoulas
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Andi (Andigone) Chafos Pathoulas, died peacefully Sunday, August 30, 2020 at her home due to complications of dementia.

Born June 21, 1936 in Rochester, MN, to Andrew K. and Margaret A. Chafos. She was the middle of 5 children and grew up in SE Rochester. She attended Hawthorn Elementary School, Central Jr. High and graduated from Rochester High School in 1954. She loved her friends and memories of growing up in Rochester.

Andi married Nick Pathoulas on September 2, 1956 and later divorced. While married to Nick, she and her husband owned Outskirts Bar-B-Que which later became Nick's Ribs and Other Good Things, Inc from 1976-1990. During her years in the restaurant business she was the hostess, cashier and well known for her homemade desserts. When not seating people, Andi could be found cradling a crying baby so the parents could enjoy their meal.

In her later years, she found joy in caring for her aging mother. Andi loved to gather every Wednesday afternoon at Grandma's Kitchen for coffee with her friends, many of whom were grade school classmates. She loved playing cards and bingo with her friends at "The Home", Fontaine Towers, and attending Rochester High School reunions, always showing up in her red and black school colors. Andi was very proud of her 6 grandchildren and loved to tell the story of going from 0-6 grandchildren in less than 2 years.

Survivors include son, Tom (Karen) Pathoulas of Mantorville, MN; daughter, Kula (Tom) Shives of Rochester; six grandchildren: James Pathoulas of Boston, MA, Nick Pathoulas of Palo Alto, CA, Joe Pathoulas and Chris Pathoulas of Farmington, CT, Ariana Shives of Seal Beach, CA, and T Connor Shives of Denver, CO; sister, Nikki (Robert) Stephanopoulos of Cleveland, OH; two brothers, Gus Chafos of Rochester, and Pete (Angie) Chafos of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Kal Stanley.

Our family is grateful for our mother's many friends and especially Lynn N. who provided great support, helping her remain in her home.

Due to COVID, a private family graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts in memory of Andi be made to: The Center Clinic, 14 W Main St. Dodge Center, MN 55927. Or, Women's Health at Mayo Clinic. Checks may be made to "Mayo Clinic", with a memo regarding designation, and mailed to: Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

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T Tim Chafos on Sep 21, 2020

Antigone Chafos High School Yearbook Portrait

C Carolyn Piepho on Sep 15, 2020


I’m so very sorry to read of your dear mother’s death. The loss of one’s mother leaves a void that can never be filled. My heart is heavy for you, Kula. Take care. Carolyn Piepho

K K Sawinski on Sep 9, 2020

Pete, I was saddened to learn of the death of your sister. I have yet to experience the loss of a sibling, but closing my eyes and imagining it brings me to tears.
I remember Gus from the 50's at Boston. I worked with Tom in Neonatal/PSC at St Mary's.
My heartfelt sympathy to all family at this sad time.
K Sawinski

D Debra (Yngsdal)Close on Sep 6, 2020

Debra (Yngsdal) Close. My sincerest condolences Kula and Tom and family for the loss of your Mother. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

A Art Maley on Sep 6, 2020

Andy was 1-year older than me. I lived 2 houses South of her. We played together many times. One of our fun games the neighborhood kids played was hide-&-go-seek. The home base was the light pole on the corner next to her house. I remember her sister, Gloria as we new her, beat the dickens out of a bully that lived on 3rd ave. He never showed up again after that. You-all have my sincere sympathy.

C Craig Swygman on Sep 6, 2020

Tom and Kula, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I have great memories of my time at the restaurant. She was an incredibly caring person. Wishing you all strength during these difficult times.
Craig Swygman

J Jane Smith on Sep 4, 2020

I met Andi in the 9th grade we remained friends ever since... Jane Smith

T Tim Chafos on Sep 4, 2020

T Tim Chafos on Sep 4, 2020

T Tim Chafos on Sep 4, 2020

T Tim Chafos on Sep 4, 2020

T Tim Chafos on Sep 4, 2020

T Tim Chafos on Sep 4, 2020

T Tim Chafos on Sep 4, 2020

Adjusting to a world without Aunt Andi. She was also my boss at Nick's Ribs for many years. Tom, Kula, and kids, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn her loss. With love, Tim, Cheryl, and the Boys --Andrew, Zachary, Anthony, and Christopher

T Tim Chafos on Sep 4, 2020

Andi at the Chafos Home in SouthEast Rochester

C Cathy Amundson on Sep 4, 2020

Nick-Tom-Kula & families. So sorry hear the loss of someone that was so special. Many memories from the Nick's Ribs Days. Prayers for all of you for the days ahead.

T Tonja Odegaard on Sep 3, 2020

CandleSo sorry for the loss of your loved one. I lived at Fontaine for many years with Andi she was a wonderful woman who had such a love of life. May she rest in eternal peace. God bless the family.

E Emma Manos on Sep 2, 2020

Hi there, sending your family strength and love.

E Emma Manos on Sep 2, 2020

Hi there. Sending you family strength and lots of love

C Costa and Melinda Manos on Sep 2, 2020

CandleOur prayers are with you and your family ......
May the Lord bring you comfort through your loss .
With Love
Costa and Melinda Manos

J Joan Newkirk on Sep 2, 2020

Tom, Karen and family — My prayers and sympathy to you at the loss of your mother. Sincerely, Joan Newkirk

D Dave Smith on Sep 2, 2020

Nick and Tom.....SORRY for your loss......Miss the restaurant days.....Dave "meatcutter" at Just-Rite

C Carol Sattre Johnson on Sep 2, 2020

My sympathy to your family, especially Pete. I graduated with Pete in 1963. Blessings to all.

S Sharon Windebank on Sep 1, 2020

Tom, Karen and family,
Thinking of your family at this sad time.
With love from Sharon W and family.

S Scott and Chris LaPree on Sep 1, 2020

Chris and I are sad to hear of the passing of your mother. I hope you can look back on many fond memories of her. God bless her soul.



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