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Film, television and theatre actor died November 26, 2013 at Lenox Hill Hospital due to complications following surgery. Beloved husband of Jane Sparkes Musante, married June 2, 1962 in Manhattan. Visitation at Greenwich Village Funeral Home, 199 Bleecker Street, on Monday, December 2nd from 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Mass at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 25 Carmine Street, Manhattan on Tuesday, December 3rd at 10:30 am. Interment will be held on Wednesday at Island Cemetery, Block Island, RI. Online condolences:

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November 25, 2019
Jose A. Ortiz
March 16, 2019
I lost touch and only recently learned of Tonys passing. Tony was my best childhood friend. I think I spent more time at his house than at my own. We formed boyhood clubs: model building, music, boxing, bike racing , any lots more. RIP Tony✝
Richard (Dick) Nash
December 28, 2013
I worked with Tony many years ago in his Uncle Vic's small grocery store in
Stratford, CT. Luther O. Foulk is my
brother. So sorry to learn of his tragic passing. Condolences to his Wife and family... Alicia Foulk-Whalen
San Diego, CA formerly from Stratford CT email-
Alicia Foulk-Whalen
December 28, 2013
Belated but sincere condolences to all members of the Musante family. At age 13, thanks to Tony, I got a job working as a counselor at Camp Mohawk in Litchfield County, CT. That job started a chain reaction as my brother and sister later worked there. Thru his job at Mohawk, my brother found the love of his life,later to become his wife. Tony, being an accomplished musician, along with Doug Merrimen on cello, and a violinist put on probably the only classical music performance ever at Mohawk. (1952)?Thank you Tony, for combining talent with humility. You've left some indelible marks from your time on Stiles St. in Stratford.
Edward Coutant
December 22, 2013
I still look through teary eyes thinking of you and while I write this. There was always something so endlessly exciting whenever I heard "Your Uncle Tony will be there." Although each person may have felt the same you were in touch with, whenever you came to me and wrapped your arms around me, I felt the warmth and love you were extending, I just hope you felt the love I was extending back. As I told you, you were, are, and always will be my "hero". I will never forget you, I will selfishly always wish I could see you just one more time, I will always remember the times we talked on the phone, I will always love you. My uncle, my friend, my hero. I can't say good-bye, only I hope to see you again, where I can feel your embrace and the love you extended, only to make sure you feel mine back. I love you, and I will look for you, I will see you again. Please look for me.
Matt Chandler
December 22, 2013
Tony Musante was a great actor, who went much too soon from this world. My sincere condolences to his wife and family
Marion Hohmann
December 20, 2013
Ashley Chandler
December 11, 2013
Although I never met Tony, we share the same last name and I believe, cousin Theresa from Bridgeport. My deepest condolences to his wife and family.
Joseph Musante
December 8, 2013
I first saw Tony in the film "The Incident" back in the 60's and became a life long fan. He will be missed and I am sorry for your family's loss.
Robert Bradley
December 7, 2013
Jane, I'm so sorry to hear of Tony's death. Our prayers are with you and the family.
Charles "Chim" Matthews
December 5, 2013
Jane, we are so sad for you and your family. Take care.
Cousin Jane and Tom Perkins
December 3, 2013
A fine and very talented actor will miss us. We shall remember his performances from the earlier "The Incident" untill recent participations in italian movies and mini-series.
Un affetto caloroso ai suoi familiari from an italian fan.
A.T., Marseille, France
Alphonse Tenaglia
December 3, 2013
In 1993, I fulfilled a lifelong dream when I visited New York City for the first time. After riding the subway to Greenwich Village, I emerged from the station completely lost. As I stood staring at my tourist map, vainly trying to figure out where I was, I suddenly heard a voice in front of me ask, "Can I help you?" I looked up into the smiling face of Tony Musante, who was walking with another gentleman and a woman (perhaps you, Mrs. Musante). I was so stunned, I blurted out, "Are you Tony Musante!?", to which he gently replied (with an even wider smile),"I am he." After I finished gushing my admiration for his work, he helped me get my bearings, wished me a wonderful visit, and continued on his way. That exchange is the best memory of that first visit to my favorite city; I will never forget his graciousness and his kindness. He was such a sweet soul. You and your family are in my thoughts at this very sad time.
Jacqueline West
December 3, 2013
Afterwards the memories remain...... Tony was a good man and a good friend. Our memories of him are many from Center School, Polka Dot Playhouse, Stratford High School, the Class of 54 reunions - the list goes on. We will always remember him for his smiles and laughter. His star will shine brightly in the heavens. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to Jane, Tom, Cecile and Kathy and families.
Bud and Paula (Lakatos) Russell
December 3, 2013
My deepest sympathies. A thoroughly excellent actor who will be sincerely missed.
Richard Crippen
December 2, 2013
I knew Tony in high school and succeeded him as President of the Student Council, and saw him perform in "The Hasty Heart." We often talked during basketball season. He was the manager. I was a JV player. He was a true gentleman and a naturally gifted actor. My sympathies to his family. He left far too early.
Bill Kerr
December 1, 2013
Although Tony was a star and a leader when I knew him in the 1950s at Stratford High School, he was always accessible and friendly. His career over the years was well deserved. I was shocked and saddened to learn of his untimely death. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and associates.
Bertie Lanese Walters
December 1, 2013
The first actor that I "believed" We'll miss you.
Steve Kaplan
November 30, 2013
My deepest sympathy to you and family. I enjoyed his acting for many years,it is a great loss.
Linda Hanerfeld
November 30, 2013
Jane, you may remember me from Oberlin. My deepest sympathy. Tony and I enjoyed a great relationship in those days. Many memories.
Jim Neumann
November 30, 2013
Jane and family, My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. I remember you and Tony taking my friend, Sandy,and me to the movies in Stratford, CT back in the late 60's( The Detective) She was a teacher and myself, also, in Stratford. I rented a room from Mrs. Musante on Stiles St. at that time. Your family was always kind to me. Kathleen Kruse Heimann
November 29, 2013
Bravissimo attore. Ancora me lo ricordo nell'Anonimo Veneziano con Florinda Bolkan. You will be missed. From an italian fan.
F. B.
November 28, 2013
Godspeed Tony. You will be missed.
November 28, 2013
A warm and kind man. I will always remember him. God bless you and your family.
Ann Presti
November 28, 2013
The only letter I wrote to an actor was to Tony Musante in 1974; he sent me his photo . Rest in peace.
José A. Ortiz
November 28, 2013
My heartfelt sympathy to your family on the sudden loss of your beloved husband.
I'm 65yrs of age and have fond memories of Tony Musante's fine acting roles.May he rest in peace with Our Lord. Respectfully, Nancy Froio,Phila & NJ
Nancy Froio
November 28, 2013
Dear Jane

I am so sorry for your loss. My Mother and Tony went to High School together. My sisters and I grew up hearing so much about him he was like part of the family. Our deepest sympothies to you and your family.

Dr. Christopher Rickard
November 28, 2013
Enjoyed many of Mr. Musante's work's really enjoyed Toma. A Talent to be missed.
Robert Peacock
November 28, 2013
Dear Jane,

Ken and I are terribly sad over the loss of Tony. Our hearts are with you at this time of sorrow.

Ken and Mary Bishop
November 28, 2013
Go on, Tony.
Max Ventura
November 28, 2013
Great actor and uomo con la schiena dritta.
Ci manchera'.


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Oreste Lastella
November 27, 2013
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