Passed away on November 12, 2010
ARMENIO, ANTHONY Anthony (Tony) Armenio, 69, passed from this life on November 12, 2010. He died peacefully at the Rosenthal Hospice, in Stamford, CT, with his wife, daughters, and sister-in-law by his side. Tony graduated from Holy Cross High School in Bayside, NY, and went on to play baseball and graduate from Fordham University. He married his high school sweetheart, Geraldine Miller. Soon after, he served as 1st Lieutenant, Supplies Division, at Fort Ord, CA. Together, Tony and Gerri raised their family in Douglaston, NY, where they were parishioners of St. Anastasia R.C. Church. He worked in the garment industry for many years, following in his father’s footsteps where he and his brother had their own business, Sal Antony. Later, he spent many happy years working alongside his cousin. Tony’s passions included baseball, golf, tennis, and family football games with his 7 grandchildren. Tony enjoyed many special times amongst friends and family at the Douglaston Club. Tony is survived by his beloved wife Gerri of 46 years, daughter Donna and son-in-law Kenneth Turnbull of Ridgewood, NJ, and daughter Denise and son-in-law Scott Sodokoff of Greenwich, CT. He is also survived by brother Salvatore Armenio and his wife Ruth. He is the cherished grandfather of Kenny, Christopher, and Ashley Turnbll and Jessica, Rachel, Justin and Jason Sodokoff. Tony was a loving uncle to his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Angelo and Jennie Armenio. A Mass of christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 15, 2010 at St Michael’s Church, Greenwich, CT. Friends may call at the Leo P Gallagher & Son Funeral Home 31 Arch Street, Greenwich,CT from 1pm until 5pm Sunday November,14 2010. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Tony’s memory to the Bendheim Cancer Center, 77 Lafayette Place, Greenwich, CT 06830, c/o Dr. Dickerman Hollister.Arrangements under the direction of Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, Greenwich, CT.
- Visitation Sunday, November 14, 2010
- St. Michael Roman Catholic Church Monday, November 15, 2010
- Funeral Service Monday, November 15, 2010
- Putnam Cemetery
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Teri & Sal Piropato
November 27, 2010
Dear Gerri, Donna, Denise & Family:
We remember Tony, an exceptional person and a dear friend. Our friendship spanned over four decades. Tony was kind and caring and loved by all. He was great fun to be with and a great competitor on the tennis court. We are deeply saddened by his passing. We share your great loss and we celebrate a life well lived. Good friend, we will miss you.
November 19, 2010
Tony was one of my best friends at Fordham and one of the best all-around athletes I ever saw. He led our house to victories in several sports and stared as catcher for 3 years on varsity baseball. We socialized many times during and after school.
He will be sadly missed.
November 17, 2010
Dear Aunt Gerri,
Our hearts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Uncle Tony was a wonderful person. He was a kind and loving uncle that was always there for me. He was a big part of my life and I will miss him. It has been said that life is a journey that is homeward bound. May Uncle Tony be blessed now that he is home in Heaven.
Much love always,
November 17, 2010
We miss and love you Uncle Tony (UT - remember the nickname?). We will always remember Uncle Tony's smile and how vibrant he was everyday of his life.
Always in our thoughts and prayers,
Karen & Andrew, Jack, Sarah & Kate