Anthony K. Lanni
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Anthony K. Lanni, 34, of Wall passed away on Sunday July 12, 2020. Anthony was born in South Plainfield and raised in Wall Township. He was a graduate from Wall High School and received his master's degree from Kean University. Anthony was always willing to help someone no matter what. He loved his family so much and they loved him unconditionally. Anthony was welcomed home by God in heaven after his struggled with his addiction. He will be missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Anthony is survived by his beloved parents Anthony "Tony" and Jaynellen (nee Racicot) Lanni of Wall; his loving siblings Elizabeth Lanni and her fiancé Steven Riley of Brick and John Michael Lanni of Neptune.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday July 15, 2020 from 4-7 pm at Orender Family Home for Funerals 2643 Old Bridge Road Manasquan, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am on Thursday July 16, 2020 at St. Rose Church, Belmar. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Pride Center of Staten Island 25 Victory Blvd Staten Island, NY 10301. To send condolences to the family please visit

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Published in Asbury Park Press from Jul. 13 to Jul. 14, 2020.
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November 22, 2020
I met Anthony years ago, always nice and smiling, RIP my friend, Antonio
Antonio Brito
July 22, 2020
I just wanted to say a few words about this beautiful amazing guy who lives deep in my heart , he was the brightest star in the sky and shines beyond the heavens , you were an inspiration to me , rest in peace ... Always ...
Donald d denude
July 19, 2020
Anthony will be missed always. He always had a smile on his face and always brought joy wherever he went. I love you, Anthony.
Mark Salerno
July 19, 2020
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Donald De nude
July 15, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. I had the pleasure of meeting Anthony at Kean. He was compassionate and determined about making a difference in the LGBTQ community and helping people with addiction. He will be greatly missed, he was great person.
Lakeesha Thomas
July 14, 2020
We wanted you to know that when the pandemic happened and many addicts and alcoholics could no longer go to in person meetings and were at great risk, your son and brother established a group for LGBTQ people trying to stay sober online and established a list of more then 200 online meetings within less then a month and this facebook group of 2,500 members. We needed you to know that your son saved several thousand people by his work in making connection for us even while he battled his own issues during this horrific time. We all know how this disease can be cunning, baffling and powerful and how many of our family & friends have fallen, including Anthony. You literally have over 2,500 people praying for you right now that he helped. It doesnt relieve the pain, we know, but we all love you for giving us Anthony. Know that his life made a positive difference, even in the middle of his addiction.
Christopher A. Matthews
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