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O. B. Davis Funeral Homes

4839 Nesconset Highway, Port Jefferson Station, NY

OBITUARY

Anthony J. Caroppoli

September 30, 1934February 19, 2020

Anthony J. Caroppoli on February 19, 2020 of Port Jefferson Station, LI. Beloved husband of Maria T. Loving father of Christopher and his wife Laura, Steven, Victoria Bruno and her husband Ralph and Robert and his wife Karen. Cherished grandfather of Alexander and Joseph Bruno, Brenden, William, Grace and Cameron Caroppoli and Tyler and Alex Grupe. Dear brother of Ann Marie Knox. Reposing at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes, 4839 Nesconset Highway, Port Jefferson Station, LI. The family will receive family and friends on Saturday, February 22nd from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Prayer service at 3:30 PM. Cremation Private. For those interested, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

The family has requested that everyone share their favorite "Anthonyism" with them on our website. Just two of the many Anthony said were; "Don't bring shame on the family" and "No drinking beer out of a bottle".

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Prayer Service Saturday, February 22, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Cremation Private

Memories

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Jon Meyers

March 13, 2020

Loved Tony. The man is a legend in the history of our school. He led like 40 trips to Washington, DC and trips to NY City for our school. He is adored by generations of children, parents and staff at the Bellerose Avenue School. Sorry to have just heard about his passing. Thank you for so many wonderful memories my friend. If the family would like to see my post on Face Book and see all yhe love he is getting.

Pat Pesce

February 23, 2020

I first met Tony when he joined the National Guard in 1954. He came from the Bronx and I lived in East Harlem. Just saying a few words to him seemed like I knew him for years. After each of our monthly drills he would
drive us home even though we were piled up literally to our heads. He would give you the shirt off his back and never said no to any favor.

I really have lost the best friend I ever had. We kept in touch since 1954 even though we moved around. I cannot think of any words that except to say that I am really going to miss him. God bless his wonderful wife Maria and his whole family.

I could go on and on but I know Tony is looking down on us. Hoping that all of us can again see him in the next world.

God Bless you Tony and also your whole family.

Miss you so much.

Your old buddy,

Pat Pesce

Denise Eberle

February 22, 2020

Such a warm, always smiling person. I think of all the "odd jobs" he did... and there were many! Some you never knew were a job! Like changing the ads on shopping carts or checking trailers in movie theaters...Steve and I always liked to "help out" on that one and get to see a movie for free. A kind, gentle man always on the go. I share your sorrow.

Karen Caroppoli

February 22, 2020

There are so many moments... that was the beauty of my Father in Law. He never took over a room or demanded anyone’s attention. He would just look at you with this look of ... “you don’t know it but I am about say something you will NEVER forget”. He was the greatest story teller to my family- but we would have to look at Grandma and see if it was true. His famous line of “don’t bring shame on the family” has been spoken to EVERYONE he loved! If he chose to give an Anthonyism... he liked you !! He taught us that arguing is an art and does not mean your mad or angry. He taught us that you can make a meal out of pepperoni, watermelon and black jelly beans. To always bet on the horse that poops last. He taught my daughter and niece that if a boy doesn’t open the door for you - dump him. There are truly so many- but I will say this... his biggest accomplishment is what I see in my husband everyday. He taught him to be a gentleman- and now my husband is setting that example for his family. That may be my favorite Anthonyism of all time. Truly love this man.

Frank Genadio

February 21, 2020

As first cousins and teenagers, Anthony and I looked for any way we could find to make a few bucks in the Carmel, NY area. Until we found the best option, caddying, we tried a number of things. The worst one required he and me to take a rowboat out to the middle of Lake Carmel, with one to stay in the boat and one to jump into the middle of a pile of seaweed and load it into the boat. Gross, especially at only one dollar for a boatload. Happy to have seen him and Maria in New York in 2018. Aloha from Hawaii, Tony.

Gail Darrell

February 21, 2020

I worked at Pompeii Pizza when I was 16 yrs old! On my 2nd day there, he picked on me saying “You broke the cash register”
He was just playing and he apologized cause I thought I really did!

Barbara Ann Kelly

February 21, 2020

I loved that at my wedding that everyone forgot to blow the bubbles as we walked out of the church, Not Tony.... he blew bubbles at everyone. Doing his march around everyone blowing bubbles. I'm truly heartbroken hearing that Tony passed. He is being greeted my so much love in heaven. God Bless 🙏❤ Love, Barbara Ann Kelly

Alicia Falkowitz

February 21, 2020

Anthony was a sweet man and kind hearted person
He will be missed
😢
It’s with deepest sympathies and condolences from the Falkowitz family

Elenore Maggio

February 20, 2020

I will always remember the funny stories he would tell...I believed every one of them! He was a wonderful man..treated me like family....always in my heart and prayers....

Debbie Falzarano

February 20, 2020

My love and prayers to all...the no drinking beer out of a bottle gets me. He took great joy in bringing me a glass for my beer. He was funny, kind and shared the best stories. He loved his family and he will be greatly missed!

FROM THE FAMILY