Tasso Kapothanasis

December 11, 1963January 7, 2019
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Portland - Mr. Tasso Kapothanasis of Westbrook, passed away on the morning of January 7th, 2018 after a brief illness. He was born in Portland, Maine on December 11, 1963.

In 1984, along with his father and two brothers, they opened the first drive through oil change facility in New England and named it Prompto for Prompt Oil Service. They continued to expand the chain to 24 locations with the 25th location opening in Scarborough in February of this year. Prompto is the master of the ten-minute oil change and the market leader in Northern New England. The business was a family affair that is now managed by his brothers. Charlie (Constantine) Kapothanasis, his father, died recently and they say the company will continue to be run the way Charlie would want it to be, along with an extended family of over 200 employees. The culture that Tasso helped establish elicits family values first and the company will continue to flourish with this format.

Tasso had a pivotal role both at K Bros, the distribution arm of Prompto as well as the Prompto 10-Minute Oil Change facilities. Tasso was in charge of all purchasing and distribution as well as the daily management of the Prompto Operations. Unlike most companies, the managers had direct access to one of the owners of the company on a daily basis. The managers loved and trusted Tasso, thinking of him not just as their boss, but as their friend and leader. Tasso represented the heart and soul of Prompto to its’ many employees. Tasso touched many people’s hearts, was loved by all and will be missed as a leader; and missed as a friend.

Tasso is survived by his wife Valentina; their children Anastasia and Evangelo, his brothers, Christo and his wife, Kim, Paul and his wife, Irene; his nieces and nephews, Christie, Costas, James, Gregory, Alexander and Nicolette. He was predeceased by his parents Charlie and Effie.

His funeral will be Saturday the 12th at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Portland at 10:00am. Flowers can be sent to Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home and donations in his memory can be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church or Greek School.

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  • Constantine "Charlie" Kapothanasis, Father
  • Effie Kapothanasis, Mother
  • Valentina Kapothanasis, Wife
  • Anastasia Kapothanasis, Daughter
  • Evangelo Kapothanasis, Son
  • Christo Kapothanasis, Brother
  • Kim Kapothanasis, Sister-in-law
  • Paul Kapothanasis, Brother
  • Irene Kapothanasis, Sister-in-law
  • Christie ., Niece
  • Costas ., Nephew
  • James ., Nephew
  • Gregory ., Nephew
  • Alexander ., Nephew
  • Nicolette ., Niece


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

Tasso Kapothanasis

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Sue Grondin

January 13, 2019

I've worked for Tasso, Paul & Chris for 28 years & hope to be many more. Not only our they my bosses but like family to me. I will miss Tasso every single day & still expect him to come downstairs every morning & say good morning to me & give me a kiss on my head with a hug. I will miss our chats & so many wonderful memories. I will your smile & how I made you laugh so hard. You were the best in my book & I thank God you were 1 of my bosses all these years. I love you Tas. RIP Tas until we meet again please watch over us.

Paul Kapothanasis

January 11, 2019

Hello Paul,
I so sorry to hear about Tasso. It’s hard to find the words to express my deepest sympathy go with you and your family.
God Bless

Eleni Georgakopoulos

January 10, 2019

Too soon to be taken away. Was more a brother then a cousin. Your love for family,sensitivity and caring was unreal. Always in our hearts and thoughts. Everyone in Montreal is mourning the loss of a remarkable man.

Eleni Georgakopoulos

January 10, 2019

Celebrating Easter with the family. What a beautiful time

Alan and Joanne Nason

January 10, 2019

Sorrows to all Family members.Our love and prayers are with you all.

Roy J Cossey Jr

January 9, 2019

I remember the first time I met Tasso, it was about a week after I was hired, back in 2006 and he gave me a hug and said “ welcome to my family”. I will never ever forget you Tasso. RIP 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Greg Julian

January 9, 2019

Tasso was not only a great customer of ours, but more importantly a great person and friend. He cared so much for his family and the families of those he knew. He will truly be missed by all of us at ALS.

Kevin King

January 9, 2019

Tasso was a loving and generous person. At work, he was the tough negotiator but cared deeply for his business compatriots. Everyone who new him or dealt with him not only respected him, but developed a personal relationship with him. He will be sorely missed at Prompto. Kevin

Marc Fitzgerald

January 9, 2019