Anthony DiSano

September 16, 1939March 1, 2019

Anthony “Rocky” DiSano of Boca Raton/Delray Beach passed away peacefully on March 1, 2019 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Anthony was born in Providence, R.I. on September 16, 1939 to Joseph DiSano and Margaret Lonardo DiSano. He is survived by his beloved wife Carol Ginolfi DiSano, his childhood sweetheart whom he was married to for 57 years. He is also survived by his only child, Karen DiSano Erwin and her husband Joe Erwin of Lake Worth; his brother Richard DiSano and sister-in-law Dottie DiSano of Cranston, R.I.; his sister Diane DiSano Henderson of Cumberland, R.I.; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren, and close friends. Anthony was predeceased by two brother-in-laws, Albert Ginolfi and Matthew Ginolfi both of Cranston, R.I. Anthony graduated from Cranston East High School in 1957 and shortly thereafter became a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. Anthony started a long career in the automotive parts industry in Providence before moving to Boca Raton in 1981 where he continued in the industry in Hollywood for 32 years. Anthony was an avid golfer who loved to play with family and friends, he was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Boca Raton, and he loved the Seminoles of Florida State University where his daughter and son-in-law graduated from. Anthony will forever be remembered as a kind, gentle, and selfless person; and he was deeply devoted to his family.

A Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday March 14th at St. Jude Catholic Church located at 21689 Toledo Road in Boca Raton. The Visitation will be later that afternoon from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Babione Funeral Home East Chapel located at 1100 North Federal Hwy. in Boca Raton.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Memorial Gathering Thursday, March 14, 2019

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Eloise Ferrara-Weston

March 14, 2019

My memories of our early days together, with all the family fun we shared, makes me smile.
Anthony was a loving and gentle man.
May wonderful memories always remain and bring consolation to his loved ones.

Valerie Prevatte

March 9, 2019

I remember the night before your wedding when you-know-who got in a fender bender with an aggressive palm tree. His reaction was a perfect description of him: strong, caring, gentle. He didn’t care about the hot shot sports car, only that nobody got hurt.

The love between the three, and eventually four, of you was beautiful to behold. He loved his wife with a devotion every woman would envy. He loved his daughter like no love I’ve ever seen, and I can only imagine it’s just a glimpse of our Father’s love for us. And then his love for his son-in-law: selfless, joyful, without envy of the position he came to occupy in his beloved daughter’s life.

He was the epitome of love described in Corinthians. You were blessed to have had him.

Susan DiSano Maguire

March 8, 2019

Carol, Karen and Joe

Anthony will always be the cousin we looked up to. .....our "Rock". My dad admired him so much and we in turn grew to aspire to take on his qualities. He was a hardworking , self-made man in a time when there were no hand outs. More importantly, he was a family man. We in Rhode Island are thinking and praying for all of you. God Bless.

Tim Teschell

March 8, 2019

To Mrs. DiSano, Karen and Joe,

My prayers and thoughts are with you always.
We have all been so blessed to have had this wonderful and kind -spirited man in our lives.
He will be missed but are so fortunate to have another one of God’s angels looking over and protecting us .
My prayers to all
Tim Teschel

Shari Forman

March 8, 2019

Carol and Karen,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Remember all the good times and know he is now at peace.

Linda Polish

March 8, 2019

Dear Karen,
My deepest condolences to you and to your mom. I know that this is a very difficult time for you both. I am sending my prayers to you. May the Lord be with you and keep you strong.
Linda Polish