Constantine Paul Dantos, nicknames: Dino, Budd, The Greek.
He was the son of Paul and Lillian Dantos born December 4. 1948 in Laconia, New Hampshire, and departed this life September 16, 2023, at 5:38 a.m. at Banner Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. He was 74 years old.
He attended Elementary and Jr High School in Conway, New Hampshire. Constantine graduated in 1965 from American Academy, Athens, Greece. He attended the University of New Hampshire in 1967, and in 1969 was drafted into the Army. Constantine served with the 101st and 25th Infantry. In 1970 he was shipped overseas to fight in the Vietnam war. He was a Sergeant. Constantine was presented an Honorable Discharge, and received a Purple Heart, and many other medals for his brave service, on February 12, 1975.
After his discharge from the Army, he started working at the Sheraton Inn, as a Chef, in South Portland Maine, in 1978. Constantine continued to cook, and in 1985 was head chef at The Village Café.
Constantine married Michelle Pennell in 1988, and in March 1996 adopted her daughters Gabrielle and Katrina. In 1998 they moved to Mesa, Arizona. Michelle and Constantine divorced in 1999.
Constantine worked as a Chef at Arizona Golf Resort and at Walmart in the Seafood/Meat Department in Mesa, Arizona. While working at the Arizona Golf Resort, Constantine met a banquet server Jolene Morris. They were married in late 2000, and welcomed a daughter, Alexandria, on February 12, 2001. They divorced in 2004 and remained friends to raise their daughter.
Constantine is preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Dantos, his father Paul Dantos, his brother Christopher Dantos, and sister Stephanie Dantos.
Left to pass on his traditions and legacy, daughter Alexandria Jo Morris Dantos of Mesa, Arizona, brother George (Joan) Dantos of Saco, Florida, sister Andrea Elmacioglou of Voula, Greece, daughters Gabrielle (Jr.) Nazario of Florence, Arizona. Katrina Norwood of Evereite, Washington, numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
Memorial Contributions, in memory of Constantine, are suggested to the following non-profit organizations:
- American Cancer Society https://donate.cancer.org/
- American Heart Association https://pages.heart.org/
- Veterans Association of America https://www.vetsaa.org/donation
“Blessed are those that mourn, for they will be comforted,” Matthew 5:4
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