Anthony Puleo

April 15, 1922November 9, 2012

Anthony Puleo, 90, passed away November 9, 2012.

He was the son of the late Bartalo and Carmela (Sorrentino) Puleo; husband of the late Barbara (Wolstenholme) Puleo and Dorothy (Marshall) Puleo; father of Shirley Fleming and her husband Tom; grandfather of Amy, Kevin, Lauren and Sean; great-grandfather of Kaley, Keira, Aidan, Jayden, Lilly, Eli and one great-granddaughter expected in March; brother of the late Stella Esposito, Connie Fisher; Stephen, Salvatore and Rosario Puleo.

Anthony was a life-long barber and owner and operator of Anthony’s Barbershop. He also was an avid motorcycle enthusiast.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. in the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Edward Church, 997 Branch Avenue, Providence, followed by interment in the Highland Memorial Park, Johnston. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, RI Chapter, 1210 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 13, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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November 30, 2012

We offer your family our deepest sympathies, and are also sincerely grateful for your generosity in aiding the fight against blood cancers. Anthony's memory will live on with the patients, survivors and families that he and your family are supporting through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Your family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. ~LLS

November 16, 2012

We are sorry to hear of Tony's passing. He was our neighbor. We were always fascinated by the many summers we saw him on his motorcyle. We shared
stories over the fence about what grew and didn't grow in our gardens. He was a pleasant man, always nice to speak with. We have been missing him
since last winter, and we will remember him always. Marion and Tom

Anthony Puleo

November 14, 2012

Shirley & Tom~

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Anthony. I am thankful that I was able to go see him this past summer. We had a lovely visit and caught up on old times. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

November 13, 2012

Dear Tom and Shirley,

Your dad was so special and I will miss him greatly. He became a very dear friend over the years and I always enjoyed my time with him, when he would call me to review his paperwork, and share stories of his beloved family with me. He knew that he was blessed to be surrounded by so many loving people and always boasted about everyone and how proud he was of his family. God Bless You. With deep sympathies, Kathy Vescera

Deana Cimorelli

November 12, 2012

Uncle Anthony....your time has come to leave us...and you will be missed dearly. I feel very fortunate to have spent the time that I did with you. We will miss your bubbly personality and your smiling face...may you rest in peace my dear Uncle...Love Deana~

Sean Fleming

November 12, 2012

November 12, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to Shirley, Tom and their lovely family. Tony has a special place in our hearts. Love, Ronn, Marion, Tracey, Darryl, Stephanie And Rob

November 12, 2012

Uncle Anthony you will be missed. We were truly blessed to have shared so many special times with you. Your gentle smile, the memories and all the pictures that captured these happy occasions will be with me always. You were an amazing man and there will always be a special place in my heart just for you.
Love~Niece Cindy

The Staff of Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

November 11, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.