He is survived by his daughters, Laura (Louis) Fantarella; and Patricia (David) Perrotti; and his five grandchildren, Matthew, Jason and Mia Perrotti and Lindsey and Kevin Fantarella; his two sisters, Marie Appicella and Rose Sacavino and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara (Bobbie); brothers, Thomas, Benny and Vincenzo Consiglio; and sister, Annunziata Abbenante.
Pat was the owner of Consiglio’s Restaurant on Wooster Street, a family business that was started by his parents in 1938. Pat worked with his brothers and sisters at the restaurant for more than 60 years as a bartender, busboy, waiter and host. The restaurant was his work and his social life and he spent much of his time there.
He realized a lifelong dream in the 1980s when he was able to purchase the building that housed the restaurant at 165-167 Wooster Street, and was so proud when he and Bobbie worked with an architect to renovate the entire building, designing six studio and loft apartments above the restaurant. He could often be found in front of his property, sweeping the street or in the backyard straightening up the outdoor patio.
Pat also loved loading up his red pick-up truck and going to the Orange town dump and Home Depot and working outside at his home in Orange. He had many projects that kept him busy, right up until the days before his hospitalization.
He and his wife Bobbie enjoyed many trips and saw much of the world, but his favorite place on earth was Amalfi, Italy. He spent several wonderful months living there as a young man and returned several times throughout his life to visit. Pat was very proud of his wife, his children, and his grandchildren, who all adored him.
He was known for the dark fedora he wore year round, his legendary appetite, his ongoing battle with the woodchucks in his yard, the many plans he would sketch with a pencil on paper napkins and his inclination to use a hammer if something did not fit properly or come apart.
He was a gentle and charming man who always had a twinkle in his eye, and a smile on his face.
Relatives and friends may visit with Pat’s family at the IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 11 Wooster Pl. Thursday morning from 10-11:30. Catholic services will be held in the funeral home at 11:30. Burial will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.
Contributions in Pat’s memory may be made to the Orange Volunteer Fire Assn. 625 Orange Center Rd. PO Box 878, Orange CT 06477.
Sign Pat’s guest book online at : www.iovanne.com.