OBITUARY

Anthony "Tony" J. Rizzuto Jr.

November 1, 1943June 11, 2018

Anthony "Tony" J. Rizzuto, Jr. died peacefully on Monday, June 11, 2018. His partner of 47 years, Glyce L. DiMiceli, was at his side. Anthony was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Anna Aloisio Rizzuto; siblings, Giloramo Joseph Rizzuto, Angela Rizzuto Hoffman, and Leonard Gerrard Rizzuto; and Godchild, Angela Marie Costanza. He is survived by his brother, Rosario "Sal" Rizzuto; Godchildren, Anna Rizzuto Navarette, Anthony J. Lowry, Jr., and Mary Piro Meranta; aunts, Rosemary Aloisio and Catherine Piro; uncles, Rosario Aloisio and Giloramo Aloisio. He is also survived by many cousins. Tony was born and raised in New Orleans. He graduated from Fortier High School in 1961 and received his certificate in Commercial Art from Delgado, and went to work for Crescent Decal for ten years. Tony and Glyce opened Owl Food Mart in 1972. In 1976, they opened Pearl's Kitchen. In 1978, they opened Owl Food Mart No. 2. Tony operated all three businesses until Hurricane Katrina. After Katrina, Tony retired to travel and take care of his investments. He loved to select itineraries for their travels. Tony and Glyce went back to Sicily to visit their families every year. He enjoyed traveling with Mary Burch, Loretta Menard, and Angela Russo (Tre Sorelle) to visit his family in Salaparuta. He also enjoyed traveling with Lucien and Mary Lou Cutrera. Glyce would like to thank Dr. Thomas Nuttli, Dr. Gary Menszer, Dr. Friedkichs Harris, and Dr. Chuck Cucchiara for their excellent and professional care for Tony. He would also like to thank the CCU Nurses, Kelly Forrest, Linda Hendrichs, Jenny Carter, Rajan Banjara, Steve Traylor, and Jodie Boudreaux for their compassionate care and concern, and also 3 East Nurses, Lisa, Mukti, and Devin. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9:30AM until 11:30AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12 noon at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 4640 Canal St. in New Orleans. Interment will follow at All Saints Mausoleum in Metairie Cemetery. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com

  • FAMILY

  • Survived by his partner of 47 years, Glyce L. DiMiceli. Anthony was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Anna Aloisio Rizzuto; siblings, Giloramo Joseph Rizzuto, Angela Rizzuto Hoffman, and Leonard Gerrard Rizzuto; and Godchild, Angela Marie Costanza. He is survived by his brother, Rosario "Sal" Rizzuto; Godchildren, Anna Rizzuto Navarette, Anthony J. Lowry, Jr., and Mary Piro Meranta; aunts, Rosemary Aloisio and Catherine Piro; uncles, Rosario Aloisio and Giloramo Aloisio. He is also survived by many cousins.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Anthony "Tony" J. Rizzuto Jr.

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Elaine Danner

June 17, 2018

So sorry to hear of the loss of Tony. It is hard to lose a loved one and my thoughts and prayers go out to Glyce and the family in this time of sorrow.

Maria Fisher

June 16, 2018

I'm so happy I was able to see you and ToTo recently and have yall meet my daughter, Joelle. She commented on how you still looked at each other with love even after all those years together. You and ToTo were very blessed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Maria Stansbury Fisher

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