July 9, 1933 ~ March 11, 2004
At St. Raphael's Hospital, March 11, 2003, Anthony A. Civittolo 70, of Foxon Rd., North Branford. Survived by his children, Megan Civittolo, Anthony Civittolo, both of Port St. Lucie, FL and Carmen Civittolo of Las Vegas, Nevada, his fiancee Carol Erickson Allen and her sons, Joseph and Paul Allen, dear friend of Robert and Diane Swartz and their children Jaime, Robyn, and Lauren all of North Branford. He is also survived by a grandson. He was predeceased by a sister, Theresa DeFrancesco. Tony was born in New Haven, July 9, 1933, a son of the late Carmen and Rose Esposito Civittolo. He served in the US Navy. He was a supervisor in the maintenance department for 33 Years at Amtrak and was also a Union Representative. Tony was a member of the Elks Club in FL, former President of Little League in Deltona, FL and Rosary Club in St. Augustine. Funeral leaving Beecher & Bennett Taylor Funeral Home, Monday, March 15 2004 at 10 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM at St. Augustine Church, 30 Caputo Rd., North Branford. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
Dear Carol, Saturday night Mass at St. Augustine\’s Church will never be the same without your Tony tormenting my Anthony. I loved that crazy man. He was fun to be around. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know the man who enjoyed life so much. If you need someone to talk to please contact me. We pray for you at this difficult time. Love, Alfred, Linda And Anthony DeRosa
dear daddy, i know there were rough times in our relationship but we started getting closer until god brought you back home. i hope you and grammama aunti thresa and magazizi,and my grandfather carmen are looking down on me ant and mom . i remember when you would yell megadoo at my dance compotions. and when we had our date. those are the things i will remember most. i love you. give my love to everyone with you. i will always think of you. love you always, meg(mag)
Dear Unc, When I opened Sunday\’s paper and saw your picture I was shocked. I am so sorry that you will not be here anymore, but knowing that you are with Theresa, Mama and of course Magga Zz is comforting, even though they will drive you crazy. I called Alberta but there was no answer but I will try again, she will be heartbroken when I tell her. She has her shortcomings but she adored you. Give my love to the girls, especially, Mama I miss them so much, we had many laughs years ago. Unc, I will keep you in my prayers and thank you for all the years of laughter growing up. My condolences to the family, I know he will be truly missed. Love, SallyAnn
I was so saddened to hear about the passing of Tony. I am so very sorry for your family\’s loss.I knew Tony from In-Shape Gym. I feel truly blessed to have known him. You always knew where Tony was in the Gym — lots of people were always gathered around him laughing. Everyone was drawn to his wonderful personality He made everyone laugh. He was a happy, compassionate person with so much to give. He always included everyone, never complained and always had a positive disposition. His smiling face will be truly missed at In-Shape. I thank God for having the opportunity to have known him. I will always remember his smiling face…..He was a great person. Peace be with his family always and especially during this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathies…Tony was the brother I never had and my children looked upon him as their Uncle. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
To the family my condolence
Uncle Civi… He was the one who pushed Dad to walk sfter his heart surgery… He was the one who anonymously left flowers by the door every Easter morning for Mom… He was the one who made sure our boyfriends passed .the test…. He was the one who would call with worry because one of our cars would be home on a workday… He was the one who could always bring a smile to my Grampa\’s face (and that, at times, is very difficult)… He was the one who could totally embarrass you with his humor… He was the one who could speak volumes with his caring eyes when you were feeling bad… He was and always will be our favorite uncle… He is the one who is now with his Uncle Frank & Aunt Josephine… We will miss him immensely but he will be in our hearts, minds, and memories forever, and whenever we think of him we will only be able to smile… May God bless and keep him… Maria & Cristina