Constantin Serassis, 88, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2014 at home. Born December 25, 1926 in Komnina Kozani Greece. He was the son of the late Anatoli Lycopoulo and Stavros Serassis of Komnina Kozani Greece.
Constantin or “Costa” grew up in Greece as the son of a slave, who became a renown gunsmith in the Northern Pontian region of Greece. He attended public schools, and trade school at a very young age. He traded livestock, amongst other goods at the young age of ten. He began working as a tool and die maker at age fourteen, while living through three homeland occupations. As a young man he served in the Greek Royal Air Force as a master airplane mechanic, before traveling the world in the International Merchant Marines for almost a decade.
Constantin moved to Norwalk CT, where he met, and married the love of his life Isidora “Lola” Livas, worked and retired from Nash Engineering, had an unparalleled passion for professional ice hockey, was an avid NY Ranger fan. He was very active at St. George Church, where he also began the first Boy Scout Troop. He made a hobby of helping others, and never asking for payment. As well as making many thoughtful donations anonymously to mostly help underserved children. He helped raise his grandchildren who he was very proud of as they were always in the fore front of his mind.
Constantin’s independent fiery personality coupled with a compassionate side, that few knew, will be sorely missed by his friends, and family. Constantin is predeceased by his wife of thirty eight years, Isidora “Lola” Serassis, four brothers, and his sister. He is also survived by his son Steve Serasis, his grandchildren Nicholas and Kara Serasis, his niece Sophia Cuellar, and his brother Pavlos.
Constantin will always be remembered and missed as a hard worker, loving husband, wonderful father, amazing grandfather, brother, uncle, and loyal friend, who was always there without fail when you needed him.
Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, March 23rd from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.
Services will be held on Monday, March 24th at 10:00 AM in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 238 West Rocks Road, Norwalk. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions.