Anthony R. Tiro, Sr., age 72, of East Bridgewater, formerly of Weymouth, died peacefully, Thursday, December 6, 2012, at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Goddard in Stoughton, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Braintree and Quincy schools and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1958. He has lived in East Bridgewater for six years, previously in Weymouth. Tony was the owner and operator of the former Paddock Cafe in Quincy for thirty years. He served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman during the Vietnam era from 1962 to 1965 and was stationed in Germany. Tony enjoyed movies, playing cards and sports. He also enjoyed traveling, especially trips to Aruba. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Weymouth. Beloved husband of Deborah M. (Williams) Cirelli-Tiro, he was the devoted father of Anthony R. Tiro, Jr. and his wife Raffaella of Quincy, Michael J. Tiro and his wife Julie of East Bridgewater and Jason P. Ekholm of Taunton; loving grandfather of Nathan, Candace, Morgan, Ashlyn and Adam; dear brother of Carol A. Coughlin and her husband Joseph of Maryland, Richard A. Tiro and his wife Elizabeth of Framingham, Joyce E. DiPacio and her husband Ronald of Florida. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School St., Quincy, at 10 Oclock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home were held Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment with military honors at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. For those who wish, donations in Tonys memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
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Published in The Bridgewater Independent from Dec. 8 to Dec. 15, 2012