Anthony M. Tony Tenuta
1921 - 2014
Anthony M. Tony Tenuta, 92, of Kenosha passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie surrounded by his family
Born, April 26, 1921, in Kenosha, Wis. The son of the late Mercurio and Sylvia (Muoio) Tenuta. He was a lifelong resident, educated in local schools. In later years he and his wife spent their winters in Arizona.
On Aug. 28, 1942, he entered the United States Army
during World War II
. He served in Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe until his honorable discharge on Jan. 22, 1946. Tony received the World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon w/3 Bronze Stars
, 2 overseas service bars, 1 service stripe, the Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star Medal Meritorious Unit.
On April 25, 1944, at St. Lucys Catholic Church in Racine he married Mae Falbo.
He was a mechanic for SC Johnson in Racine for over 33 years, retiring in 1986. Following his retirement he continued working on the cars of his family and friends, well in to his 80s.
A member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Italian American Mens Society and Roma Lodge of Racine.
Surviving are his wife of almost 70 years; one daughter, Sharon (David) Manka of Kenosha; one brother, Joseph (Marge) Tenuta; four sisters, Gilda Conti, Jessie (Robert) Paulson, Rose Andrews, Louise (Alfredo) Greco; two grandchildren, Michael (Debbie)Manka and Michele(Larry) Martin; five great grandchildren, Izabella, Hailey and Ava Manka, Gianna and Mayli Martin.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Sam and George and Frank Tenuta; a sister, Minnie Schuppert; four great grandchildren; Elise Marie, Ella Blu, Maya Grace and Lawrence Martin.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Leonardo Montemurro and his staff and to the entire staff of Hospice Alliance for all of the special care given to Tony.
Family and friends are asked to meet on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church for a 9 a.m. Mass. Entombment will follow at All Saints Mausoleum. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Proko Funeral Home.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111 60th St. 262 654 3533
Visit Tonys Online Memorial Book At:www.prokofuneralhome.com