Evans, Ga. - Antonio Farina, 92, entered into rest on Thursday, April 25, 2013.
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Antonio was born on July 12, 1920, in Haverhill, Mass., and was one of seven children born to Italian immigrants from Calabria, Italy. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCCs) in the Berkshires in the late 1930s. Antonio proudly served 34 years in the U.S. Navy and was a decorated World War II, Korean war, and Vietnam war veteran. He spent most of his career in the Pacific Theatre.
His passions were raising rabbits and gardening. Antonio loved to tell stories and visit with his many friends in the Ledyard area. He enjoyed wood working, giving haircuts to friends and family, and watching college and professional football.
Survivors include his wife, Sophia Yueh Chu Farina of Ledyard; four children, Anthony Farina of Douglasville, Ga., Kathy Carrasco and husband, Claudio, of Evans, Ga., Tom Farina and wife, Mindy, of Fairport, N.Y., and Paula Farina of San Diego, Calif.; six grandchildren, AJ, Meredith, Nicholas, Daniel, Tommy, Mikey; and three generations of nieces and nephews.
Antonio was preceded in death by his father, Frank Farina; mother, Catherine (Scalese) Farina; siblings, Michael, Joseph, and Albert Farina, Jenny Scalise, Mary Barron, and Angie Perry.
Special thanks to the home health care teams at the Charlie Norwood VA Hospital and Trinity Home Health Care of Augusta, Ga.
Funeral services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Covenant House, 461 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10001.
Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at www.plattsfuneralhome.com
Published in The Day on May 5, 2013