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Died: Tue., Jun. 23, 2015


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 25, 2015
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 26, 2015
Location: St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church

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John Tsilfoglou, 86, of East Haven passed away June 23, 2015 at The Village at Mariner’s Point. He was the husband of the late Loretta Lampo Tsilfoglou. Mr. Tsilfoglou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on May 29, 1929, son of the late Napoleon and Katerina Tsilfoglou. He came to this country in 1952 after serving in the Greek Navy. His love for the sea endured his whole life. His passion for always being near the water lasted until his death. A former resident of Fair Haven, he owned and operated New Haven Overhead Door Co.; the Fair Haven Marina for over 40 years and the Old Barge Restaurant along the river. He is survived by his daughters, Kathryn Tsilfoglou (John) Izzo of West Haven, Cynthia Tsilfoglou of Wallingford and Melina Tsilfoglou (Ava Wozniak) of West Haven; his sister, Sophia Stardellis of New Haven; his brother, Vasillios (Bill) Tsilfoglou in Greece; two grandchildren, Laura K. Izzo and Ronea L Saunders as well as nieces & nephews.

Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Thursday from 4 to 8 pm and are invited to attend funeral services in St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange Friday morning at 11:00. Interment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to WHEAT, 674 Washington Ave., West Haven, CT 06516

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Marie Santiago
   Posted Wed June 24, 2015
Kathy and family our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Marie & Family.

Justin Bone
   Posted Thu June 25, 2015
YaYa, Poppy & Laura, I'm very sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. My thoughts are with you. Justin

John E. (Bud) DeGennaro
   Posted Fri June 26, 2015
John the friend, neighbor,Businessman and Local Legend, may you have in Heaven 10 fold what you brought to us here. Reunite with some whose lives you touched and await the others for you deserve the company you kept and the happiness you brought to us all.

Virginia Hylan
   Posted Fri June 26, 2015
Kathy, Cynthia and is am sorry for your loss.

Julia DuShane
   Posted Fri June 26, 2015
Yaya and family, I'm very sorry about the loss of your Dad.
Thinking of you, Julia

Thomas W
   Posted Tue June 30, 2015
I would like to express my deepest condolences to John Tsilfoglou's family. May Jehovah the God of comfort provide you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time. (2Cor.1:3-7)

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