Anthony F. Stanaitis, 82, of Chicopee, Mass., formerly of Bloomfield and East Granby, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Baystate Medical Center.
He was born in Scranton, Pa., on Feb. 18, 1931, to the late Anthony and Anna (Steponaitis) Stanaitis. Anthony was a warehouse manager for Culbro (General Cigar) for 50 years retiring in 2001. He was an avid Boston Red Sox, New York Giants and UConn women's basketball fan. Anthony loved the outdoors and especially loved fishing, hunting, gardening, and woodworking. He also enjoyed bicycling, metal detecting, doing puzzles, and playing the slots at the casino. Anthony had an ear for polka music and loved to dance. He adored his pets, which in turn adored him. Anthony was a generous and strong-willed man with a mischievous sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Anthony leaves his wife of 63 years, Alice (Banning) Stanaitis; his two daughters, Joan Cuascut, and her husband, Miguel, of Windsor, and Laurena Hernandez, and her husband, Ray, of Chicopee, Mass.; one granddaughter, Amy Tirillo; and eight stepgrandchildren, Jasmine, Ray, Melody, Mark, Krystal, Angel, Misty, and Angela; and one great-grandson, Mason Tirillo of Greenacres, Fla.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tylunas Funeral Home, 159 Broadway, Chicopee, Mass.
Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128 orwww.aspca.org
For further information please visitwww.tylunasfuneralhome.com