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D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT

OBITUARY

Gus Kostantakis

August 29, 1956July 29, 2019

Gus Kostantakis, 62, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Connie (Marci) Kostantakis passed away peacefully on July 29, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. Gus was born in Rhodes, Greece on August 29, 1956 and was the son of the late John Kostantakis and Irene (Mathioudakis). Gus is survived by his loving wife Connie of 26 years, his adored sons John and Michael, his much loved sister Stella Lergos, mother and father-in-law Frank and Angela Marci, along with brother and sister-in-law Frank and Roseann Marci along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. Gus was dedicated to his work as the owner of the Pizza Parlor Restaurant in Windsor Locks for over 35 years and enjoyed his loyal customers and employees. He will be remembered for his loving nature and devotion to his family and friends. The family would like to give a special thank you to all the healthcare professionals at Hartford Hospital on Bliss 5, Bliss 9, and C8I. A very special thank you to nurses; Joanne T., Deborah, Courtney, Gloria, Amella, Lisa RRT, and Christine HH Chaplain. We will never forget your compassion. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday August 1st, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. A Trisagion service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be celebrated at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 433 Fairfield Ave, Hartford, Friday, August 2nd at 10 a.m. Everyone is asked to meet directly to the church. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gus’s name may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 372 Danbury Rd. Suite 200 Wilton, Ct. 06897. For on-line expressions of sympathy, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, August 2, 2019

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Michael Kolesar

August 8, 2019

It is with great sadness that I receive this news. Pizza Parlor and Gus and all his loyal employees have been a staple in my life for 23 years. No matter where I moved to California, Cape Cod or Florida, whenever I came back to town I would go down to see Gus and the gang and enjoy his delicious food. My godson and me made it a habit of having pizza and wings there as much as possible when I visited. My Prayers to his family and staff. I had the pleasure of seeing him just this last visit and meeting his sons who were behind the counter just last month. I will forever cherish that moment. He was always happy and smiling and the hardest worker I have ever seen. He was always happy to see me and would come out to share kind words no matter how busy it was at the restaurant. His dream came to fruition with a sense of food and family at the Pizza Parlor. We are forever grateful for his time in our life. God Bless. Thank You Gus, you are and always have been a blessing to so many.

Jamie and Anna Lockard

August 6, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to you all. Gus will be missed by so many people. He knew my family and my husband’s family. Gus was such a great friendly person and always asked about my parents. He always said hi to us and had a smile on his face. Gus made great food. It won’t be the same.

Dana Naegeli Garlick

August 2, 2019

Thank you, Gus, for your caring way with my brothers, David, and especially Don. You gave Don a sense of purpose and belonging, and I know it was not always easy. Mental health has not always been an easy thing to talk about, but you showed kindness to a man who struggled his whole life with mental illness, and you were the one person, the only one person, who let him attempt to live "normal' when he could.
I am sure many people are going to miss you and your humanity. You said it wasn't much, but it gave Don a sense of belonging and a sense of purpose. You accepted him the way he was and helped him see he could be useful and do meaningful things. Most important, he had a friend in you. Thank you so much.

Heather Pratt

August 1, 2019

It was a pleasure working for Gus for over 13 years. Ill always remember Gus for his humor and strong work ethic.

Michael & Lori Pasquarelli

August 1, 2019

Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Michael Pasquarelli worked for Gus and his father and has fond memories of having a great time. Gus you will be missed.

Nick Giarenakis

August 1, 2019

Gus has always been someone I’ve looked up to and admired. Countless nights of hanging out after work. Whether we were at the diner, Dunkin, my shop, his shop...it was always great advice and side-splitting laughter. He was one of a kind. A class act in every sense of the word. A loving husband and father that always spoke of his pride for Connie and the boys. He was also a wise & genuine friend/cousin. I truly am thankful for all the memories, laughs and life advice. Rest well my friend. Αιωνία σου η μνήμη.

Cindy Leander

August 1, 2019

I always looked forward to saying hello to Gus when I picked up my meal. Gus would always take the time to say hello and make you feel welcome. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends and "work family". Rest in peace.

Barbara Crannell

July 31, 2019

I've known Gus for many years. My sister worked for John then Gus. When I would come to pick her up from work I was always offered anything I wanted on the menu. Both he and his dad were the best. I'm sorry that Gus passed away so young. He will be missed by many.

Theodore Cuddeback

July 31, 2019

I truly was blessed to know Gus for over half of my adult life never a bad thing to say about a man that cared and was loved by all that knew him as customers or employee. I would say he was more of a adopted family above all else the years I spent with him in the parlors kitchen will always be remembered as good times with friends and family. Till we see u again Gus we love U brother

Ann and Delton Bragg

July 31, 2019

We are very sad to hear about Gus and his passing .Gus was a wonderful man and great friend .he will be missed by all of us and our family .... Sorry for your loss Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family... Ann and Delton Bragg and family . Vernon CT.

FROM THE FAMILY