Anthony E. Vitolo, 80, beloved husband of Joan Crowley Vitolo, of Jones Hill Rd., West Haven passed away February 18, 2010 after a brief illness. He was born in Hamden June 13, 1929 a son of the late Ciro and Antoinette Femmino Vitolo and was employed as a baker at Wolfe's Bakery for 35 years, Waldbaums in North Haven for 8 years, United Elastic Co. in 1991 for 10 years. Anthony was a volunteer at the St. Paul Soup Kitchen, Emmanuel Soup Kitchen Meal Volunteer, and the ACTION Steering Committee. He was a #1 NY Yankee baseball fan. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Kathleen (Paul) Spencer of Bangor, ME, Susan Griffin of Milford, and Arthur Sagnella of Branford, nephews, Michael (Linda) Gargano of Old Saybrook, Louis Vitolo of Meriden, a niece Anne Marino of Meriden, Antionette Teodosio, Cocoa Fl, Terry Mendes, Wallingford and Patty Vitolo, West Haven. He is also survived by a great niece Gera (Richard) Kuskowski and their children Brenna and Bailey, and a great nephew Michael (Julie) Gargano III and their children Michael and Justin all of Old Saybrook. He was predeceased by his sisters, Sophie and Anna Vitolo, Rose Gargano, and Sylvia Sagnella, and his brothers, John, Joseph, Vincent and Louis Vitolo. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven, Monday morning Feb. 22, at 10:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Victory Church, 600 Jones Hill Rd., West Haven, at 11 a.m. Friends may visit with his family Monday morning from 9-10:30. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent to the West Haven Animal Shelter, 7 Collis St., West Haven, CT 06516 or the Beacon on the Hill c/o Our Lady of Victory Church, 600 Jones Hill Road, West Haven, CT 06516.

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  1. Deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Vitolo Family at this time. I have so many wonderful childhood memories growing up on Wharton Street. God Bless all of you..

  2. Kathleen, Mrs Vitolo and Susan, My thoughts and prayers are with you, I know there is a hole in your hearts hold onto his memories. He has touched a lot of people. With love always, Jane

  3. Mrs. Vitolo, Kathleen, Susan & Arthur: We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Vitolo. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. He was a very special person. We will miss his ribbing of the Yankee’s vs. the Sox’s. Take care of yourselves and one another. Love, Terri & Henry Harnish

  4. Our dearest Susan, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. May your many memories bring you comfort. We love you, Ann, Rachel, Audrey and John XO

  5. Dear Joan & Family, Rich and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy’s to you and your family. We are thinking of you durning this time of sorrow. May the memories you kept permanent in your heart wrap you in comfort and bring you to a special peace. You are in our prayers, Love, Rich & Gayle

  6. Dear Joan, I was so surprised to see Tony’s Death Notice in Sunday’s Paper, I usually don’t get the weekend paper but it was delievered Sunday so I saw it. If there is anything we can do for you just call or e-mail me. I’m so sorry he was a great person. With Our Deepest Sympathy

  7. Kathleen & Family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. That God’s love and strength will get you through this time. God bless!

  8. Kathleen, Mrs. Vitolo, Susan and Arthur – We’re sorry to hear of your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Take care, Jodie, Jeremy & Preston Karam

  9. Uncle Tony, you don’t know how much you were loved by all of us. There were so many good times that you were the life of the party. You were a person that was so tolerant of others. To coin one of your phrases, To make a long story short, we love you, and you will be missed

  10. Uncle Tony, you don’t know how much you were loved by all of us. There were so many good times that you were the life of the party. You were a person that was so tolerant of others. To coin one of your phrases, To make a long story short, we love you, and you will be missed

  11. Dear Susan, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the wonderful memories of your father that you hold dearly, will bring you peace and comfort in a life well lived. Steve Johnson

  12. Kathleen, Mrs Vitolo and Susan, My thoughts and prayers are with you, I know there is a hole in your hearts hold onto his memories. He has touched a lot of people. With love always, Jane

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