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Anthony Gambardella Obituary
GAMBARDELLA, ANTHONY R. Anthony "Choppy, Tony" R. Gambardella died peacefully on January 9, 2013 at Naples Community Hospital. Anthony was born January 20, 1936 in New Haven, CT, eldest son of the late Michael and Emma Gambardella of East Haven, CT. Anthony is predeceased by his wife Ann and brother Michael. Choppy is survived by his two sons Michael and Anthony of East Haven and brother, Carl of MA. Choppy was a devoted father and best friend to son Anthony. "Unk" was an admired Great Uncle and "Best Pal" to Chase McKay. Choppy is also survived by many loving family members, cherished friends and his beloved canine companion, Molly. Choppy was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He was co-owner of Gambardella and Sons Oil Company for 45 years, an employee of Ginnetti and Sons Fuel Oil and retired from the Southern Connecticut Gas Company. Choppy was an avid camper spending his summers in Springfield, VT and winters in Naples, FL where he went crabbing, played shuffle board and was the "Hot Dog King" of over twenty years. A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 9:00 am in East Lawn Cemetery in East Haven, CT. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in his name to .

Published in The New Haven Register on Jan. 17, 2013
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