Nicholas K. Koustas

  • Born: March 4, 1942
  • Died: March 12, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH 03104
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Nicholas K. Koustas, 76, of Manchester, NH died on Monday, March 12, 2018 at his residence.
Mr. Koustas was born on March 4, 1942, in Pentalofos, Kozani, Greece, the son of the late Kosmas and Sophia (Tsotsi) Koustas. He was a resident of Manchester for the past 63 years.
He was employed for over 30 years as a teacher at West High School, in Manchester. Mr. Koustas also owned and operated Skyway World Travel.
He enjoyed playing the accordion and was a member of several bands including: Nick Tzimos and the Continentals; Coronis Band; Chris Papoutsy Orchestra and the Hellenic and Near East Musical Society Orchestra, and many others.
Members of his family include; his wife of 49 years, Despina (Moraitou) Koustas, of Manchester, NH; one daughter, Sophia Koustas, of Manchester, two sons, Kosmas Koustas, of Hooksett, NH; Andreas Koustas, of Manchester; two grandchildren, Kaylen Koustas, Christian Hale, a sister, Virginia Kassos, of Haverhill, MA; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
SERVICES: A calling hour will be held on Friday, March 16, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 111 Island Pond Road, in Manchester. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery, in Manchester.
It has been suggested that those who wish may make memorial gifts to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (111 Island Pond Road), St Nicholas Orthodox Church (1160 Bridget St), and St George Orthodox Cathedral (650 Hanover St), in memory of Mr. Koustas.
The Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest sympathy to Nick's family. I knew him a very long time ago when we used to play with Nick Tzimos ,He was always a gentleman . I enjoyed working with him a lot. Just a few years ago Nick went out of his way and contacted me and we talked about the good old days. May his memory live forever.

Posted by Leo Barsamian - Marlboro, MA - Friend   March 22, 2018

Our deepest sympathies to the Koustas family. May His Memory Be Eternal!

Posted by Natalie Kobashar Call - Townsend, MA   March 15, 2018


Theo Nick will be deeply missed. Uncle Nick had a heart of Gold. Its hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. Rest in Peace Theo.. Mike Koustas & Family

Posted by Mike Koustas - Bedford, NH - Family   March 15, 2018

Molly and I want to offer our deepest condolences for you on hearing about my cousin's passing. May his spirit be enternal.

Posted by George Makarias - Ingleside, TX - Family   March 14, 2018

Theo Nick will be missed ! He was my musical inspiration, big brother growing up and was someone I could always talk to. Love you Theo Nick - someday we will be again playing together.. Chuck Koustas & family

Posted by Chuck Koustas - Tyngsboro, MA - Family   March 13, 2018

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