John Stamos, age 90, of Trumbull passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 5, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Grace (Colello) Stamos. Born in Bridgeport on July 12, 1930, he was a son of the late Samuel and Katherine (Andrew) Stamos. A proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he had served honorably during the Korean War. John went on to earn a Teaching Degree from Southern CT State Teachers College and obtained his Graduate Teaching Degree from Fairfield University. John was a U.S. History Teacher at Andrew Warde High School in Fairfield, with over 25 years of dedicated service before his retirement. He loved being an educator; it was more than a job, it was his vocation in life, and to this day his former students share fond memories and warm sentiments from when John was their teacher. John also found great pleasure in going to the beach despite his disdain for cold water temperatures. Two of his favorite places to visit with family were Watch Hill, RI and yearly trips to Tarpon Springs, FL. He also loved playing cards in his beloved "cabin by the lake" - a small shed near a pond in his backyard - where he would often get lovingly teased by his sons and closest friends. He was an avid bocce player and enjoyed partaking in a "whisper" of scotch with family and friends alike. His older grandkids warmly recall him visiting - unannounced, per his style - to share one of these famous "whispers" on occasion.
John's greatest enjoyment however was found in the time he spent with his family. John was eternally devoted to and treasured his wife of 70 years, Grace, and was indelibly proud of the family he created with her. He was a loving husband, father, Popi, Great Popi, brother, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his beloved wife, Grace, John is survived by his three loving sons, John M. Stamos, Stephen C. Stamos and his wife Julie, and Chris J. Stamos and his wife Elizabeth; his cherished grandchildren Jessica Ramirez and her husband Nathan, Kirk Stamos and his wife Amy, Kali Bronski and her husband Robert, Jake Stamos, and Connor Stamos; and his adored great-grandchildren Bennett and Nora Ramirez, and Sloan Stamos. John is also survived by his brother, Peter Stamos, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Harry Stamos.
Due to the concerns affecting us all at this time surrounding social gatherings, all funeral services and interment with full military honors will be held privately for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's memory may be made to Melissa's Project, 175 Church St., Suite 202, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Arrangements have been entrusted to Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, Trumbull and online condolences may be left by visiting us at www.abriola.com
Published by Connecticut Post on Apr. 6, 2021.