Anthony Wayne DeCarlo
December 17, 1941 – August 8, 2018
Anthony W. DeCarlo, age 76, of Sandy Hook, Connecticut passed away on Wednesday August 8, 2018, with his family by his side. Anthony was born December 17, 1941 to the late Anthony and Thelma DeCarlo.
Anthony a long time resident of Newtown, CT was a member of the SMW Local 38 for over fifty years, holding numerous union positions throughout his career before eventually retiring as Funds Administrator in 1999. Tony was an avid sports enthusiast participating and coaching in both Men's and Girls' softball. Tony was an inductee of the 1998 Newtown Sports Hall of Fame, for his passion and leadership both on and off the field, Tony assembled a recreational softball team that would go on to achieve legendary status.
Anthony's other interests included darts, bowling and caring for his chestnut trees on the property he shares with his loving wife Janet. On Friday nights he loved having friends and family over the house to play darts and enjoy each others company. Tony was known not only for his kindness but also his generosity to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Anthony is predeceased by his parents and his first wife, Bonnie DeCarlo (Szaley), along with brothers John and Joseph DeCarlo.
Anthony is survived by his devoted wife Janet (Santucci) DeCarlo, his loving daughter Kimmy DeCarlo and husband Scott Decasper. Tony is also survived by brother Michael DeCarlo and wife Barbara, brother Gregory DeCarlo and wife Rose and many nieces and nephews. In addition he leaves behind a dear friend of 50 years Pete Samoskevich. Pete and Tony served on the Newtown Building Committee and were both actively involved on several Newtown Sports teams.
A visitation for Anthony will be held Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son, Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468. A mass of christian burial will occur Monday, August 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, Connecticut 06470. A burial will occur Monday, August 13, 2018 at Resurrection Cemtery, 208 S Main Street, Newtown, Connecticut 06470.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.spadaccinofuneralhome.com for the DeCarlo family.
- Mrs. Janet DeCarlo, Spouse
- Mrs. Kimmy DeCarlo, Daughter
- Mr. Scott Decasper, Son-in-law
- Mrs. Bonnie DeCarlo, Spouse
- Mr. John DeCarlo, Brother
- Mr. Joseph DeCarlo, Brother
- Mr. Michael DeCarlo, Brother
- Mrs. Barbara DeCarlo, Sister-in-law
- Mr. Gregory DeCarlo, Brother
- Mrs. Rose DeCarlo, Sister-in-law
- Mr. Pete Samoskevich, Friend
- Mr. DeCarlo also leaves behind many Nieces, Nephews and dear friends who will all miss him greatly..
- Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 13, 2018
- Burial Monday, August 13, 2018
Anthony Wayne DeCarlo
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Daniel and Vivian Dorman
August 17, 2018
Dear Kim and Family -
We have always had fond memories of Tony, though we moved away from Newtown twenty years ago. He was, most certainly, as "The Bee" obituary notes, a kind and generous human being.
Words always seem to fall short at times like this, but we want you to know, at least, that our thoughts are with you.
By the way, Kim, if we're not mistaken, it was your Dad who made photographic posters of each player on the 1984 Newtown High girls' softball team. They're wonderful mementos, and we still have Jessica's on display.
Dan and Vivian Dorman
August 17, 2018
My Dearest Uncle Tony,
I'm still in shock that you are gone, our world has been turned upside down. Our family will never be the same, you held this family together with your smile, your kindness and the love you had for us. I will never forget the years I lived with you! We had allot of laughs together, you were like a dad to me. I know your at peace and not suffering anymore and was with you when you were taken from us. You are with the rest of the family but I can honestly say it doesn't make it any easier. My heart will always be with you Uncle Tony, until we meet again I will always love and cherish you for ever!! Love Shelley
tom & lorrainel yandell
August 10, 2018
we are saddened by Tony's passing......Tom and Tony were sheet metal buddies for years and Tom enjoyed fri nite dart shooting at Tony's. Tony and Janet were always kind to invite us to their annual labor day picnic, which was always a good time...Tony was a true and loyal friend and always made you feel good when he was with you....The local 38 ct retirees club was very dear to Tony and he kept it going as long as he could..We all enjoyed his work stories and of course Janet's jokes. we hope that heaven has chestnut trees for Tony to enjoy.....We have lost a really good guy..rest in peace dear friend, we will miss you....
August 9, 2018
I don’t even know what to say, except that Uncle Tony was one of the most amazing, kind and generous people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I am so sorry, Aunt Janet, and to our entire family. I will always remember his stories of Kimmy, softball and bowling. Bob was so excited to live next door and play darts with Uncle Tony and some family and friends on Friday nights. Zackary loves him so much, and loved to visit and hang out on the golf cart and mini excavator.
I love you, and will always remember your stories and your love for all your family and friends.
Keep Bobby busy with darts and bowling!!
Rest easy, Uncle Tony...