Constantine Bart: Granite State Candy Shoppe Owner

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Constantine P. Bart
Constantine P. Bart

Constantine P. Bart died August 24, 2014 at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House.

He was born in Concord, NH, the son of Peter and Angeline Bart. He grew up in Concord where he lived his entire life. He graduated from Concord High School, attended New Hampton School, Tufts University and the University of New Hampshire and served in the U.S Army.

He owned and operated the Granite State Candy Shoppe with his brother George for almost 40 years, in Concord and on Elm Street in Manchester. Costa fully retired a few years after his two sons joined the business. Costa was very proud of the delicious chocolates and candies he and his family produced and was so very happy to be able to work and teach his two sons how to make confections and run the business started by his father Peter in 1927.

Costa was an active civic member of the Concord community serving on the board of directors for many years of the YMCA, Bancroft Industries, Merrimack County Day Care and was a long time member of the Concord Regional ARC Committee. Costa was an avid reader and passionate about local state and national political causes important to him.

Costa will be remembered for his boisterous laugh, indomitable sense of humor, quick wit and strongly held opinions. Costa was well known for his generosity, love of sharing his chocolates and candies with friends and family and love of chocolate ice cream.

Costa will be missed by his wife June of 50 years, their daughter Jennifer of Concord, their sons Michael of Concord and Jeffrey and wife Lura of Hopkinton, and grandson Walden. He is also survived by his sisters Eventhis Lemonias and Mecene Vafiades and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his parents and Sister Mary Newell and Brother George Bart.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday September 3, from 5– 7 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord. A Trisagion service will take place at 7pm.

The Funeral Services will be held Thursday September 4 at 11 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 68 N. State St. Concord, NH.

The burial at Blossom hill Cemetery will follow the service.Messages of condolence may be offered at

Donations may be made in Costa’s memory to The Concord Regional ARC, PO Box 1173 Concord, NH 03302 or the Concord Regional VNA 30 Pillsbury St, Concord, NH 03301

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.

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Carol Robidoux

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