Montville - Anthony "Tony" J. Malchiodi, 90, of Uncasville entered into eternal life on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.|
He was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Uncasville, the son of the late John and Louisa Malchiodi. Mr. Malchiodi enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II. He served aboard the USS Pettit in the South Pacific before being honorably discharged. He was united in marriage to the former Doris Hayes on Nov. 17, 1951 in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London. Mrs. Malchiodi survives him.
He was employed at Electric Boat, retiring after 34 years. He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Uncasville. He was a life member of the New London Lodge of Elk's #360 and the Montville Polish Club. Tony was a season ticket holder at the Suns Women's Basketball, he was an avid fan of the Red Sox and the UConn Women's Basketball team. He was an ardent gardener at his home, enjoying spending time in his garden providing vegetables to family, friends and neighbors who stopped by.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, who will be greatly missed by all.
Besides his beloved wife of nearly 62 years, he is survived by five children and their spouses, Mark and Joan Malchiodi of Uncasville, Susan and James Orlando of Oakdale, Deborah and Robert Payne of Uncasville, Janis and John Simpson of Seatack, Wash. and Lisa and Paul Hogan of Beaver, Pa.; two sisters, Lena Sandora of Old Lyme and Ann Malchiodi of Old Saybrook. 12 grandchildren, Nicholas and Ryan Orlando, Joshua Payne and Brittany McLaughlin, Matthew and Sean Browne, Sara and Erin Hogan, Jon, Anthony, Mark and Austin Malchiodi; six great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Cameron, Tyler, Ava, Gabriella and Bailey; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
His family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New London. Guest are asked to gather for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Friday, in St. John the Evangelist Church, 22 Maple Ave., Uncasville. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery-Mausoleum will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Center for Hospice Care Southeastern Connecticut, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360 or St. Bernard Athletic Dept., 1593 Norwich-New London Tnpk., Uncasville, CT 06382 or CT Humane Society, 169 Old Colchester Road, Quaker Hill, CT 06375.
Published in The Day on Oct. 24, 2013