OBITUARY

Anthony Rotondo

September 23, 1947September 17, 2020

Anthony Rotondo, 72, of South Windsor, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 23, 1947 in Hartford, he was the son of Alfred and Adela (DiCarlo) Rotondo. Anthony was a graduate of Newington High School, Class of 1965 and served honorably in the United States Army. He was the co-owner of Brookfield Auto Body and Sales with his friend and business partner, Mike Ruzzi, for 45 years. When he wasn’t at the shop, Anthony, a car enthusiast, enjoyed the outdoors and being at the lake, usually with a four-legged friend, but more than anything he cherished time spent with his devoted son, family and friends. Anthony is survived by his cherished son, Lyle Rotondo of West Hartford, his brother, Donald Rotondo of Rocky Hill, his sister, Johanna Rotondo and her husband Lorenzo DiClemente of South Glastonbury, his former wife, mother of his son Lyle and lifelong friend Donna Rotondo of Florida, his nephew Nyle DiClemente of California and many cousins throughout the United States and Italy. Anthony was predeceased by his parents Adele and Alfred Rotondo, his brother John Rotondo and the untimely death of his beloved nephew Troy DiClemente. A drive through visitation will take place from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday (September 22nd) at D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Everyone is asked to please remain in their vehicles at all times. Due to the current restrictions on large gatherings, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated privately, however, the family invites everyone to meet directly at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Ave., Hartford for an 11:15 a.m. graveside service with military honors on Wednesday (September 23rd). Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com

Services

  • Public Drive Through Visitation

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Memories

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Pete Matarangas

September 25, 2020

Rest In Peace good ole friend you”ll be missed. How time flies by..

Michael and Deborah Ruzzi

September 22, 2020

The world has lost a very special person...a father, a lifelong friend, a business man, a mentor to my son, and corvette enthusiast
He left us too quickly leaving us with a huge emptiness in our hearts and daily lives.
No one can fill his shoes but we are sure he will be watching over us
We will cherish the memories and celebrate your life by your example till we meet again.
We love you Tony
Michael, Deborah, Michael II and Zane

Jamie Scalora

September 21, 2020

Tony,
You we’re such a great man! All of my memories of you will always be in my heart! Such a strong but stubborn man. You always made me laugh and put a big smile on my face! We shared our birthday and I loved that! You were always an amazing man in my eyes! I will miss you so very much! Wish I was able to say goodbye! RIP and be the wonderful man that I always knew you could be😘

Kate Kasun

September 21, 2020

Donna and Lyle, I am so sorry to hear about Tony. He always seemed larger than life, and sometimes a bit scary (lol) but he had a heart of gold. He certainly loved y'all and will be missed. Love and blessings to you both, Kate

Jane Torff

September 19, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, we can’t fly up to be with you, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Tony was a one of a kind guy with a fantastic sense of humor. He once kept a horrible pie I baked for him in your freezer for at least a year for the sole purpose of pulling it out every time I came over the house (for teasing purposes). We would both double over laughing at the big baking fail. Tony was a tremendously dedicated father and I know you will miss him terribly. We all will miss him. Xoxoxo Jane and Larry Torff

Brenda Trumbull

September 19, 2020

To Tony’s family, I am deeply saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. You have my deepest condolences. Hold tight to the memories, and may bring you comfort and peace during this most difficult time.

I have known Tony since I was a little girl and there’s very few childhood memories that don’t include him, whether it was going to wrestling matches at the Hartford Civic Center, winning the biggest stuffed animals at the fairs, spit ball fights at McDonalds, and of course catching me being somewhere I wasn’t supposed to be!! So many cherished memories, he certainly made a huge impact on my life and the lives of many, he will be dearly missed.

My God ease the pain in your hearts. Rest In Peace Tony.

Brenda Trumbull

Carlene Carbone

September 18, 2020

I can’t even begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear of Tony’s passing! I have so many fond memories of the times we spent together over the years and I am going to miss him greatly. He was a wonderful man with a very kind and loving heart. Even in his darkest moments he always found a way to make you laugh or smile. Tony, I am going to miss you my dear friend! You have been uplifted to the Heavens and you will never be forgotten. My prayer for your family is that the Good Lord will walk with you, guide you and give you strength during this extremely difficult time! RIP Tony! Love Car

Joseph & Cathy Scalora

September 18, 2020

To Anthony 's Family we are lost for words. Please accept our deepest sympathy we have a lot of great memories to look back on we've had so many laughs together and so many good times he will be dearly missed love you Tony rest in peace our friend .
,Cathy &Joe Scalora

Andre Boilard

September 18, 2020

Tony, you will be dearly missed! I wish I could have visited you and shared some memories!

Thoughts and prayers are with my friend's family. Tony, I'll miss your sarcasm and raising those eyebrows like saying "do you believe this?!?!?!

Andre and Missy Boilard

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