- August 9, 1933 - July 22, 2013
- Brookline, Massachusetts
of Charles' Passing
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“I just found out that Charlie is dead, as I was looking for Terri to let her know that Larry Dedian just died as well. Some of the best times of my...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Sheryl Trainor - VT - Coworker
“Charlie hired me for for my very first job when I was 17 for the new Butcher Block in Marshfield. He was a dynamo and I will never forget those...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: miriam browne wall - scituate, MA
“To Terry, Chris, Diane and Jimmy, I'm very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jim Linnehan - West Roxbury, MA
“To you all
We were sorry to read of the loss of you father. Reading his obituary brought many smiles and some hearty chuckles as we remembered...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Mat and Rosie Brown - Scituate, MA
“I did / as the interior designer for Boston Short Term Rentals / more than 50 units for Charlie. He really knew how to turn over a job to you and...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Joan Law Sewall - Duxbury, MA
“I was fortunate enough to work for Charlie during the apex of his success.It was unquestionably the best job I ever had,the friends I made there are...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Michael Schadhauser - Quincy, MA
“Charlie, though difficult at times, gave us the opportunity to have our fingers directly on the pulse of Boston. His innovative products set the bar...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: ed orellana - marshfield, MA
Charles Patsos, Boston real estate developer and Tony award winning producer of "All My Sons."
All entrepreneurs are not born alike and while many try and fail a few succeed beyond their wildest dreams. Charlie Patsos was a visionary and promotional wizard, whose small meat shop in Scituate Harbor called The Butcher Block led to the creation of a multimillion dollar Boston real estate empire during the free wheeling 80's and 90's. He became a pioneer in a new industry that was popping up in major cities around the country-short term niche luxury housing in the most affluent city neighborhoods.
A Newton resident and graduate of Boston University, Charlie became one of the most successful property developers in Boston during some of the most interesting decades of real estate.
He purchased his first building in 1979 and bought and leased selectively over the next 10-15 years. As the value of Boston properties skyrocketed he built his business through identifying and filling a void in the housing market, eventually owning and managing over 300 properties in Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the embryonic waterfront.
Along the way Charlie dabbled in a few of his passions; tennis and theater. He created a Lights for Nights, campaign in Scituate that raised $20,000.00 to light up the Junior High tennis courts and those lights shine brightly today. Loving the glitz and glamour of the theatre, he got into the sideline of theatrical producing, bringing talents such as singer Linda Hopkins and Barbara Streisand impersonator Jim Bailey to the Charles Playhouse. After doing a few of these local shows he was approached to produce Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" in 1987. He ended up on Broadway with a huge critical success and a Tony award.
Charlie died peacefully on Monday July 22, 2013 and will be buried in Arlington, MA. He was the loving son of the late Ann Tsiumis and Christos Patsades and former husband of the late Joan Kenney Patsos. Charlie is survived by his four children, Terri Stanley of Norwell, MA., Chris Patsos of Middletown RI, Diane MacDonald of Raleigh, NC and Jimmy Patsos of Baltimore, MD, his two half brothers George and Jimmy Tsiumis and four grandchildren, Viktor and Anna Stanley, Derek Patsos and Lesley MacDonald. A private memorial reception will be held and in lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made out to Make A Wish Foundation MA and RI, One Bullfinch Pl – 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114.