Delsie (Fuentes) Antico

Obituary
  • "Our thoughts and prayers are with you all."
    - Debbie Guinan-Morizio

Delsie (Fuentes) Antico, 78, wife of Victor Antico Sr., of Vero Beach, Florida, formerly of Manchester, passed away Nov. 2, 2018, in Norwalk Hospital.

She was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Dec. 2, 1939, daughter of the late Roman Fuentes Colon and Carmen Marie Lugo Martinez. She moved to Bronx, New York, when she was 11 years old, where she later met her loving husband of 56 years, Victor. After her mother passed, Delsie raised her brothers and sisters and became the matriarch of the family. She graduated from Cathedral High School in Manhattan and later went on to achieve her associate degree at Manchester Community College. After marrying Victor in 1962, they moved to Yonkers and later they bought a business in Manchester and settled there. More recently, they moved to Florida, first to Hillsboro Beach and then Vero Beach.

Delsie was an astute businesswoman who helped run the family's businesses. She was involved as an officer in the Manchester Republican Women's Club and taught Spanish at Manchester Community College. Delsie and Victor loved to dance. She was an accomplished Flamenco dancer and even appeared on television dancing. She was a great cook and loved to entertain. Delsie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and her family was the most important thing in her life. Her most cherished times were those spent with her grandchildren: she truly adored each of them.

Besides her husband, Delsie leaves her son, Victor Antico Jr. and his wife, Coleen, of South Glastonbury; her daughter, Kimberly Gordon and her husband, Peter, of Weston; and her grandchildren, Stephen, Jack, and Katherine Antico and Giselle Gordon. She will also be remembered by her brothers, Roman Fuentes, Robert Fuentes, and Fernando Fuentes; and her sisters, Nelly Antico and Iris Castellano; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friends may call Thursday, Nov. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Naubuc Ave., Glastonbury.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Delsie's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in St. Paul Church of Saints Isidore and Maria Parish, 2577 Main St., Glastonbury. All attendees are requested to go directly to church. Burial will be private.

To extend online condolences, visit

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 6 to Nov. 10, 2018