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ANTONIO CARMINE NANNA Antonio "Tone" Carmine Nanna, 94, a resident of Port Saint Lucie, FL for 14 years, departed this life peacefully at home on June 24, 2012 with his loved ones by his bedside. Mr. Nanna was born July 19th, 1917 in Astoria, Long Island, NY and moved to Port Saint Lucie from Toms River, NJ. He was the son of Joseph and Palma Albanese Nanna. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Army and served in Germany. He graduated from Officer's Candidate School and Officer's Gunnery # 98 school. He was a Captain, a Reconnaissance Unit Commander and an Intelligence Officer and also received two Bronze Stars and numerous other war decorations. Following his military service, Mr. Nanna was a former Vice President of the New Jersey Restaurant Association. He was a restaurateur having owned the Stone Hearth Inn in Ridgefield, NJ, Nansen's in Toms River, NJ, the renowned Ye Old Cedar Inn in Toms River, NJ, which he owned for 16 years, and the Seven Queens Quarters in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Mr. Nanna was also affiliated with the Colts Neck Inn in Colts Neck, NJ. In addition to being a successful restaurant owner, he also had his Real Estate and Insurance licenses for the State of New Jersey. He traveled extensively collecting traditional region recipes, to enhance his everyday love of cooking. He was also an avid snow skier. Survivors include, his wife of almost 50 years, Elizabeth Will Nanna; son, Randolph Nanna, of Maryland; daughter, Marlene Wenslow, and her husband, Charles, of North Carolina; niece Elizabeth Nanna, of Pennsylvania; special niece, Stacy Randall Lewis, and her husband, Kevin, of New Jersey; nephew, Gregory Nielsen, and his wife, Patricia, of Florida; 3 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; his longtime nurse Ann Marie Evans and his beloved Bichon, Nico. Mr. Nanna will be laid to rest at St. Catherine Cemetery in Sea Girt, New Jersey. Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home in Port Saint Lucie, FL. For memorial service information, please contact O'Brien Funeral Home in Wall, New Jersey. Guest register may be found at: Paid Obituary

Published in the TC Palm on June 27, 2012
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