Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine St, Columbia, SC


Anthony Joseph Racaniello Jr.

April 8, 1984October 26, 2019
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BLYTHEWOOD - A memorial service for Anthony Joseph Racaniello, Jr, 35, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ant died Saturday, October 26, 2019. Born in Orange, NJ, he was a son of Patricia Jayne Webster Racaniello. He loved music, dance parties, working out, the New York Giants, and most importantly, being the best Dad to his two boys.

Surviving are his beloved, Lydda Decano; sons, Joseph Racaniello and Enzo Racaniello; mother, Patricia Racaniello; brother, Daniel Racaniello; sisters, Rose-Anna Racaniello and Michelle Ramos; dogs, Cheech and Chong; mother and father-in-law, Ding and Yoly Decano; brothers-in-law, Paolo Decano and Dean Decano; and extended friends and family from South Carolina to Maine.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2019


Anthony Joseph Racaniello Jr.

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Gemini Gemini

November 4, 2019


Thank you for all the laughs at work over the years. I remember you the most for your humor & positive energy. Thank you & Lydda for always being nice to me, keeping me grounded even when sometimes I was a pain in the butt. I miss my work family & will always remember your good spirit.

My deepest condolences to Lydda. Love you guys. --Gemini❤

Bonnie Rivard

November 4, 2019

I am saddened beyond words. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Anthony you will be missed by many.

Taira Williston

November 2, 2019

My heart and deepest condolences goes out to Lydda, the boys, and Anthony’s family/friends. A true angel on earth was lost but NEVER forgotten. I have had the pleasure of knowing Anthony for over a decade. He has always been a real stand up guy. He truly believed in team work and helping others succeed. Anthony will forever have a place in many of our hearts. There are way too many memories throughout the years. I still have that 3L that we sold lol so the day that I pop that open my first toast goes to Ant. RIP

Apple Dayton

October 31, 2019

I was going on a trip and it was my first time on a plane. You talked me through my anxiety and told me how flying was safer than driving and all that, the day of my flight you sent me a message that said " happy, safe travels here's a link that I think will help you with your anxiety. " I clicked on it and it was a video of plane crashes. 😂😂😂 I'll miss you and your twisted sense of humor forever... RIP dear friend.

Brian Hewitt

October 30, 2019

Anthony you were always so nice,polite, professional to me when you would see me from time to time. Anthony you are definitely a stand up Man that I will always admire, respect & most of all a great friend. Rest In Peace. I am Praying for you and your lovely family. Thanks, Brian Hewitt

Patty Matullo

October 28, 2019

So very, very sorry to hear the passing of Anthony. My heart goes out to the entire Racaniello family.

Although I have only met him once when he was a young child when we took a road trip with Jeff, Ceci, and Anthony from NJ to Maine, I do have a vivid memory of him.

Jeff, Ceci, Anthony, and Jeffrey,
Our prayers are with all of you and Anthony's family. May he forever rest in peace.

The Matullos

Anna Stanley

October 28, 2019

You will truly be missed my friend! There are so many memories you kept me on my toes and was one of the only few that could talk since into me once I lost my cool🤪 you were a genuine soul❤️ One of the realist that I’ve ever met. Fly high my friend SIP we gonna keep your memory alive down here and you just make sure you watch over us from up above🤞🏼 Love always Anna best known as SKYY

Ashley Broadhurst

October 28, 2019


Only knowing you a few years, you brought so much joy to my life. No matter what you had going on , you always tried to cheer your buddies up. Thanks for everything. So much love to Lydda and yalls handsome boys. God gained another angel. Don’t tell too many dirty jokes up there and get kicked out before we make it up there. I love you, man.

Love always,

Kim Lott

October 28, 2019

RAC, I will forever cherish the memories we share from the hugs to the laughs to the sports trash talk about the Yankees and Red Sox and occasionally the Giants and Steelers. You lit the entire world up and the day you left it went dark. I love you Anthony and will miss you beyond words could explain. Thank you for being one the brightest lights in my life and so many other lives. Fly high brother. My condolences to Lydda, the boys, and all his family.