George Arthur Tonna

July 15, 1937November 27, 2018

George Arthur Tonna 81 of Deerfield Beach, Florida passed away on November 27, 2018. He was born in New York July 15, 1937 to Emmanuel and Carmela Tonna. Survived by his loving wife Vivian, his son and daughter-in-law James and Teri Tonna, daughter and son-in-law Christina and Steve Merlino, granddaughters Sarah and Emily Tonna and Corinne and Alyssa Merlino, brothers Charles and Edward Tonna. A Memorial Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Friday, November 30, 2018 at KRAEER-BECKER Funeral Home with a Memorial Service at 6:30 pm.


  • Vivian Tonna, Wife
  • James Tonna, Son
  • Teri Tonna, Daughter-in-law
  • Christina Merlino, Daughter
  • Steve Merlino, Son-in-law
  • Sarah Tonna, Granddaughter
  • Emily Tonna, Granddaughter
  • Corinne Merlino, Granddaughter
  • Alyssa Merlino, Granddaughter
  • Charles Tonna, Brother
  • Edward Tonna, Brother


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, November 30, 2018

George Arthur Tonna

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Charles Esposito

December 3, 2018

It was always great to see George and family at our family parties and gatherings as I was growing up. We missed him and Vivian when they moved to Florida some years back. The last time that we had seen each other was at a happy occasion for our family, my sister Lisa's wedding. I remember George as always being in good spirits and very friendly to all. It was always a pleasure to catch up with him and his wife at these family events and George is missed by all of us.
I want to take this time to send our condolences from the Esposito family to Vivian, Christina, James and their families, and to all the Tonna family. We will continue to pray for you and we believe that God's Blessings will continue to be bestowed upon George and the entire family.

With Love in Christ Jesus' Holy Name,

Charles and the Esposito family, Elizabeth, Maria, Hillary and George.

Linda Chan

December 3, 2018

Dear James and Family,

Our deepest sympathy, and sincere condolences towards your loss. Stay strong, our thoughts are with you.

Best regards from the APAC team,
Australia & South Asia Team - Vinesh & Vincent Paul
China Team - Emma, Vivian
Korea Team - Key
Singapore Team - Linda & Lionel

Norma Tonna

November 30, 2018

Cousin George was a wonderful cousin. He was always eager to increase his knowledge of matters of interest. Unfortunately, the years seemed to create a distance from visiting with him and his wonderful wife. We remember the close bond that was ever present, especially in younger days. We used to visit him when we went to his home in Corona, Queens, New York. He had the true love and kindness that he learned from his parents. Although he has passed from our sight, fond memories and love will never be erased. We are very regretful that we did not visit him and his wife when we moved to Florida. We wish we could turn back the hands of time. This is impossible because it is just too late. A lesson learned is not to delay bringing love to those we hold dear. You will be missed by us and all the people who were fortunate to meet and know you.
We are sending you unending love. May God welcome you with open arms. Until we meet again. God Bless You. Rest in peace my dear cousin.
Love and sadness from cousins Diana and Norma

Valerie Thiel

November 30, 2018

Dear James and family,
Let me convey my great sympathy and condolences to you on these difficult days especially at this time of the year. Losing a parent creates a big vacuum in your life and I hope that time will help you come to term with it and give it a nice place in your heart... find peace and joy when remembering your father.
I will be thinking of you particularly today when the ceremony will take place and keep you and your family, in particular your mum, in my prayers .
Warmest regards,


Linda Locascio

November 29, 2018

I was very sadenned to hear about George. He was the best neighbor ever living in Copiague NY. He was always ready to help a neighbor. He was always in great spirits. He laughed with us. I kidded with him calling him "Georgie Ole Boy" We had great times together while bringing up our children. He'll be greatly missed. Rest in peace George. Vivian, my thoughts and prayers will always be with you and your family. ❤🙏 Linda

Geno Locascio

November 29, 2018

Very sad news. My prayers and thoughts go out to the whole family. I grew up next to George, Vivian, Tina and Jimmy.

George was always great to me and my brothers and a great friend to my parents, a great neighbor, always laughing with us... As well he was yes a great dad. They drove him crazy at times lol (love u Jimmy and Tina) but he lead a great family... Always missed him

When i think of George or look at his pic like I just did, it hits home as they say because I always considered George and his family, family.

Gene LoCascio

Monique Thomas

November 29, 2018

Dear Tonna family. It is never easy to loose a loved one. My heartfelt and sincere sympathy. May he rest in eternal peace.

Tina Merlino

November 28, 2018

My dad was a caring and loving person and guided me to the person I am today. He was always so excited to see the laughter of his grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, dad and grandfather and will always be missed. Rest In Peace. Love, Tina, Steve, Corinne and Alyssa

James Tonna

November 28, 2018

A loving father and role model whose work ethic and ability to get along with all types of people was the greatest influence on me. I am forever grateful to have been able to spend time with him while in my life. Rest in peace, Dad.