Anne Mary Costanza-Kootz was born on April 4, 1963 to the late Ronald J. Costanza and Phyllis J. Costanza (Verzaro) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. After a long health battle, she went on to glory, peacefully, surrounded by family Tuesday evening September 13, 2022. Joining her Mother, Father, and late brother, Ronald J. Costanza Jr.
She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph M. Kootz. Devoted son & daughter, Wayne S. Costanza & Phyllis A. Craig. Daughter-in-law Rachel E. Costanza and Son-in-law Daniel J. Squires. As well as her dearly loved grandchildren, Daniel E. BiField, Annabelle M. Costanza, Luke W. Costanza, Benjamin R. Costanza, Amelia A. Squires.
She truly was a beautiful woman, who loved God, and emulated that love with her overflowing heart for others without regard for who they were. Everyone who met her was richly fed, not just with her exceptional cooking, but also by her sweet caring spirit.
Her family’s greatest memories of her are filled with acts of service and love. Whether at her church feeding the masses, a heartfelt conversation, or much needed prayer. She desired to bless and help everyone she met. She will always be remembered as the life of the party, keeping her love for singing and dancing to the very end.
Anne’s passions throughout her life included being a Chef, a Hair stylist, and Nail Technician. She was an artist in every sense. Though, her greatest passion was being Nonni to her grandchildren. ‘Her babies’ as she fondly called each one, brought the biggest smile and greatest pride to her life. She will forever be remembered as the strong, loving and beautiful Christ follower, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Cousin, and Friend that she was.
There will be no public services, but if you wish to extend condolences to the family, please sign Anne’s guest book.
The family is being compassionately cared for by the staff at Cody-White Funeral Home 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the GoFund Me ‘ A gift from Nonni…’ found in the link below as well.