Anthony J. "Tony" D'Alessio
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Anthony J. "Tony" D'Alessio, devoted husband, beloved father, cherished grandfather, uncle, and friend died peacefully in his sleep at home in the early hours of Wednesday, May 22, 2013. He was a good man with simple tastes and pleasures; his favorite chair, cake with his coffee, Friday night card games, occasional trips to Atlantic City or a slow and easy game of golf, and macaroni every Sunday. He will be greatly missed by all who knew his sweet temperament, loyalty, work ethic, and love of family and friends. Tony was born and raised in Newark where he met his one true love, Betty, when they were teenagers. Shortly after their war-time marriage he entered the US Army Air Force and proudly served his country. He moved his young family down to Long Branch in the 1950's. Tony's hands were never idle and he often worked two jobs to provide well for his family. He retired after many years as a Distribution Manager for The Newark Evening News and was also a co-owner of TNT Custodial Service. He and Betty enjoyed a wide circle of friends with whom they loved to travel, an active social calendar, and a close-knit family. They made many wonderful memories together over the last 75 years.
Tony is predeceased by his parents and siblings, Frank D'Alessio and Mary D'Alessio. Mourning his loss is his loving wife, Betty; sons, Anthony P. D'Alessio (Eileen) of Shrewsbury and R. Dale D'Alessio (Lauren) of Herndon, VA and grandchildren, Stephanie D'Alessio of Oceanport and Brianna and Tristan D'Alessio of VA. He also leaves behind his nephews and nieces, Paul Robinson, Rick Robinson, Marlene Malle, Jackie Pfennig, Michael Basile; his brother-in-law, Paul Frisco, and extended family and friends.
Visitation will be at the Hoffman Funeral Home, 415 Broadway, Long Branch on Friday, May 24th from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10am Saturday, May 25th at Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church, of Christ The King Parish, Long Branch. Entombment Woodbine Cemetery, Oceanport.
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 23, 2013