Anthony Pizzoferrato Jr.

May 11, 1938November 7, 2020

Anthony Pizzoferrato, Jr., 82, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 7, 2020, surrounded by his wife and family. Born in Hartford on May 11, 1938, Anthony was raised in West Hartford where he attended Hall High School, Class of 1956 and he continued his education at Carnegie Institute in Boston. The son of the late Antonio and Stella (DiCristofaro) Pizzoferrato, he is predeceased by his sister Agatha Wielock. Throughout his life he had a number of occupations and interests. Early in his career, he was a medical technologist and owner of Tony’s Liquor Store, and later a real estate broker. He enjoyed daily crossword puzzles, travel to the Canadian Provinces and trips to the ocean. He was a long-time Yankees fan, a member of the Pratolana Society, an avid Nascar enthusiast, a voracious reader of politics and the stock market, and true lover of fine cuisine - hot peppers and homemade bread among his favorites. Anthony will be remembered by his family and friends for holding court at Sunday and holiday dinners, as well as time spent at the local diner with his long-time Hall High School and old neighborhood friends, whom he communicated with regularly throughout his life. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 30 years, Anne Cronin; his son, Stephen Pizzoferrato of Avon, Connecticut; daughter, Andrea Quinn and her husband Tim and their four children, Tim, Bailey, Amelia, and Mae Claire of Waxhaw, North Carolina; daughter Barbara Pizzoferrato of Newington, Connecticut; his beloved Toller, Neavie; his sister-in-law, Elaine McGee and her husband Robert of St. Augustine, Florida, and loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Howard Sachs of UMASS Memorial Hospital for his longtime commitment to Anthony’s care and the staff of Hartford Hospital Hospice, C9I, C8I, and especially those of Bliss 9 East for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Anthony’s memory to Foodshare, 450 Woodland Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, at St. Patrick’s St. Anthony’s Church, 285 Church St, Hartford, CT. Everyone is asked to please meet directly at the church. Burial will be private. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. To leave a message of sympathy to the family, please visit


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Kerri Dotson

November 14, 2020

Tony, will be greatly missed. I think fondly on the memories of catching up with Uncle Tony at holiday's and each describing our latest culinary creations and recent cooking shows we had seen. Sending hugs and love to you!

John and Marjorie Giudice

November 13, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father.
Your new neighbors care about you, and we hope that happy memories get you through this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John and Marjorie

Don and Betty McKnight

November 12, 2020

To Tony's family and friends,

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Peace be with you.

Don and Betty

Michael Cronin

November 12, 2020

Susan and I are very sorry to hear the news about Tony. Our thoughts and prayers are for you. Anne, with group restrictions it will likely be difficult for your family and friends to show their support in traditional ways. Please know that, although we are 5,000 km’s away, in British Columbia, we are thinking of you and that this news of Tony has be passed along to Walter Cronin’s children and their families.


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