March 12, 1917 ~ April 5, 2008
Meriden- Anthony J. DiGiovanni Sr., 91 husband of Dolores (Ezzo) DiGiovanni passed away on Saturday, April 5 at MidState Medical Center after a long illness. He was born March 12, 1917 in Meriden a son of the late Carmello and Therese (Carabino) DiGiovanni. Anthony saw combat duty and was awarded the Bronze Star in the European Theatre during World War II. He served as a member of the 180th infantry regiment of the 45th division. He was employed by and retired from Automatic Music Co. of Meriden. In addition to Dolores he is survived by a son, Anthony J. DiGiovanni Jr. of Meriden, a brother, Joseph and his wife Louise DiGiovanni of Meriden and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, John and Frank DiGiovanni and three sisters, Lucy Kolek, Mary Greco and Louise Raffles. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 8 at 11:00am at St. Joseph Church, West Main St., Meriden. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Tuesday, 9:30-10:30am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 306 Industrial Park Rd., Suite 105, Middletown, CT 06457.