Silvestro (DeSilvestro), Anthony P.
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Anthony Paul Silvestro (DeSilvestro), age 96, husband of the late Johanna Settle Silvestro of Stratford passed away on March 7, 2013 at Bridgeport Manor. Born in Bridgeport he was the son of the late James and Bertha Ponder Silvestro and was retired from Westport Manufacturing Company in Orange. Anthony was a proud veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged on December 8, 1945 after serving in the Military Police Platoon XII Corps. He received numerous medals for his achievements for his service in the European Theater Operations in occupied towns in Central Europe. He was a life member of VFW Post 9460 Stratford and was All State Commander in 1977, 1978 and 1980. He was also a member of the American Legion of Stratford. Survivors include his beloved children. A son; Frederick P. Silvestro and his wife Kathleen of Stratford and a daughter, Johanna Shultis and her husband Bruce of Milford. 2 sisters, Muriel Gabriel and her husband Paul of Bridgeport and Mildren Hefferon of Stratford. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives are invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday March 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in St. James Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with full military honors with follow in St. Michael Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Monday March 11, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Dennis & D'Arcy - Abriola Kelemen Funeral Home, 2611 Main St. Strtaford. To offer online condolences please visit
Published in Connecticut Post on Mar. 10, 2013