Anthony Lanese

December 16, 1936July 6, 2019

Lanese, Anthony "Tony", 82, of Deerfield Beach passed away on July 6, 2019.

He was son of the late Carmen and Ann Lanese, born on December 16, 1936 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

He was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Anita Lanese in August 1957. This union was blessed with two beautiful daughters. Tony moved his family to Pompano Beach, Florida in 1973, where he continued and started Anthony Tile Company, a successful tile-laying business.

His remarkable life will forever be cherished in the lives of his daughters and sons in law, Sharon (Don) Daniels and Dina (Mark) Wilson; blessed with four beautiful grandchildren, Darlene Bragg, Kellie Donahoe, Krista Foster and Stephanie Daniels; six terrific great- grandchildren.

Tony will be missed by all of his family and friends, but we have comfort in knowing he is reunited with the love of his life, Anita, in Heaven.


  • Anita Lanese, Wife
  • Sharon (Don) Daniels, Daughter
  • Dina (Mark) Wilson, Daughter
  • Darlene Bragg, Granddaughter
  • Kellie Donahoe, Granddaughter
  • Krista Foster, Granddaughter
  • Stephanie Daniels, Granddaughter
  • Anthony also leaves six great-grand children to cherish his memory.


  • Memorial Service Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Reception Friday, July 12, 2019


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Judie Lanese Karazulas

July 11, 2019

I was saddened to hear of cousin Anthony’s passing. He was full of fun and very creative. My sisters and I looked forward to his visits to our home in Stratford on Saturday mornings when we were young.
We would “put on shows” in our basement playroom or, more exactly, we would rehearse the same movie again and again. He was a perfectionist and the Diamond in our Horseshoe. The other memory I have is our visits to Nana’s in Bridgeport. We played Hide and Seek and usually found a great spot under the mulberry tree in the land next door where our cousin Rosalie and her husband Frank ultimately built their home.
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Judie Karazulas
Shelton, Connecticut

Roberta (Bertie) Lanese Walters

July 9, 2019

Dear Sharon, Dina, and family,

My cousin Anthony was always a welcome sight when he came to spend the day at our house in Stratford to ‘ride bikes’ or go to nearby Longbrook Park. He may have been a stand-in for a brother to the four Lanese sisters—Judy, Bert, Jan, and June, and he was always fun.

Our many visits to “Nana’s house” are memorable for the welcome we always got from Uncle Carmie, Aunty Anne and Anthony. Sometimes family performed live music, and young Anthony’s impersonation of Al Jolson was really good!

When we were older Anthony and Anita became sweethearts, and I had the pleasure of being a bridesmaid at their wedding.

As adults we all pay attention to our separate lives, but I’ve always regretted losing contact, especially with the loss of your mom and now your dad.

Please accept my sincere condolences. I’m sure you have wonderful memories that will help you get through this sad and difficult time.

Sending loving thoughts,

Roberta (Bertie Lanese) Walters
Natchitoches, LA

Janet Lanese Somers

July 9, 2019

My sisters and I were sorry to hear of our cousin Anthony's passing. We all grew up together in Connecticut and spent many good times at 1225 Madison Avenue in Bridgeport celebrating holidays, birthdays and other special occasions with our then big family. With time and distance, we lost track of each other's lives but we still have some good memories. Sharon and Dina, I am sorry I never got to know you. I just remember two cute little girls and their pretty mother, I am thinking of you. Sincerely, Anthony's cousin Janet