In Memory of




Obituary for Richard Andrew Kontos

Richard Kontos died on Aug. 15,2021 at the age of 73 after a lifelong illness.
Richard was born on April 22,1948 to Joseph and Elizabeth Kontos of Bryam, the family then moved to
Glenville where Richard spent most of his life. He attended St. Mary’s H.S. class of 1966, the University
of Connecticut receiving a degree in English & Journalism, and Fordham University, receiving his Masters
Degree in Social Work.
Richard was a kind, gentle person who found the good in people. He was always ready to help those in
need, day or night, even when he couldn’t help himself getting through some very difficult times. He
received far less than he deserved from life, and we believe he is now at peace and free of the pain he
endured, surrounded by the family and friends who left before him. He will be missed by all who knew
He is survived by his daughter Rebecca and husband Brett Baird, grandsons Hunter and Tyler, sister
Susan and husband Bill Keating, brothers Joe and wife Susan, Tom and wife Kathy, and nieces,nephews
and grand nieces,nephews Kelly Ann ,Lisa, Tom ,Ashley, Erin, Hannah, Tim, Cash and Pearl, and
predeceased by his niece Jane
The family would like to thank Greenwich Woods for the care and compassion they gave Richard this
past year.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Greenwich Library.