Costanzo, Robert Phillip Sr. - August 09, 2017


Robert Phillip Costanzo Sr. on August 9, 2017, Robert Costanzo joined his beloved wife, Vera Mary (Manilardi) Costanzo, who predeceased him after 58 years of marriage. They are now able to fulfill their vow of "together foreverĒ. Born on January 1, 1929, in New Britain, he was the son of the late Basil and Antoinett Floria-Costanzo. He leaves behind to remember his bright smile and kidding nature, his daughter, Donna Bober and her husband Tom of Hebron, Robert Costanzo Jr. and his wife Jennie of Shelton. He was very proud of his four grandchildren, Kim Hillman of Newington, Kyle Bober of San Diego, California, Robbie Costanzo of Newington, and Gregory Costanzo of Middletown. He will be greatly missed by his three great-granddaughters, Mackenzie, Hillman, Kierra and Kayeigh Bober. Robert lived in Kensington, Connecticut for 33 years, before retiring to Florida, he returned to Connecticut in 2009. He attended Teachers College of Connecticut (C.C.S.U) before enlisting in the US Army where he served with honor and distinction as Captain, with two tours of duty in Korea. He worked as a salesman for different companies, most recently retiring from Brescome Barton. He loved to read, build model airplanes, and collect gadgets of all kinds; he had a ready smile, helpful hand, and a witty sense of humor. In accordance with Robertís wishes, friends and family are invited to call at Porterís Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin on Friday August 18, 2017 from 5-7pm. A Remembrance Service with Military honors will be held at the State Veteranís Cemetery in Middletown on Saturday August 19, 2017 at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to American Heart Association 1 Union Street, Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183.

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