John Philip Cossu, of Rye Brook, passed away Sunday November 15. He was 61.
Born in Yonkers, May 13, 1959 to the late Anthony and Frances Cossu; John grew up in Greenwich, where he was a graduate of Greenwich High School and later went on to earn a Bachelors of Business Administration from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT and then a Masters of Business Administration from Iona College in New Rochelle.
John worked for many years at Pitney Bowes and Omega Engineering before taking a position working at inside sales for Arrow Electronics in Purchase, NY.
John was an avid sports fan, running marathons in his younger years, as well as cross country and downhill skiing, hiking, baseball and racquetball. He also loved to travel and frequent his favorite restaurants.
On August 1, 1987 John married the love of his life Teresa Cossu (nee Zaccagnino) at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port Chester.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Teresa; his dear brother Michael Cossu of Waterbury, CT, his loving niece Sharon Caggiano and her husband Dominic of Winsted, CT, his brother in law Jay Brennan of Hudson, NY, his aunts Theresa Cossu of Redding, CT and Renata Gayno and her husband George of Maryland; and cousins George Gayno Jr. of Maryland and Lynn Gayno of Maryland.
John also leaves behind his close friends Rosemarie and Peter Ribuffo and Gene Casicari of Stamford, CT.
John is predeceased by his sister Elena Brennan and his former sister in law Janet Cossu.
To honor his life, family and friends will gather Tuesday December 1 from 10:00-11:30am at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home, located at 134 Hamilton Ave. Greenwich (203) 869-5968. Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye.