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ANTHONY G., JR., on Nov. 11, 2013, formerly of S.W. Phila. Loving husband of Helen (nee Lafferty). Devoted father of Diane (Michael) Cavallo, Anthony (Kelli), James (Whitney), Michael (Jennifer). Brother of Carmel DeCesaris and the late John. Also survived by his grandchildren, DJ, Marissa, Mikey, Matthew, Kiki, AJ, Trey, Macy. Brother-in-law of Barbara Ricciardi, Ed, Agnes, Anthony and Jeanne Trotter, Peggy, and Jimmy Lafferty and the late Domenic DeCesaris, the late Joe and Maria Lafferty and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing Friday, 6 to 8 P.M., and Funeral Saturday, 8:30 A.M., at D'ANJOLELL-STIGALE MEMORIAL HOME, 3260 Concord Road, Aston PA. Funeral Mass, 10 A.M., St. Joseph Church. Interment SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Nov. 14, 2013.
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November 8, 2019
Hey Poppy. Monday will be 6 yrs you left us. I know your at peace and probably having fun with everyone. Up there. I think of you daily it' has not gotten easier. Thank you for watching over us. I will continue to help mommy and the boys the best I can. Until we meet again. Rest easy. Love you
Diane Cavallo
November 11, 2014
Love you Daddy
Hey Poppy its been one year today since you left us. Not a day has past that I don't think of you. I know you are up there looking down on us. I worry about mom but I know you are protecting her. Daddy the day you left you took a piece of all of us with you. They say it gets easier, I find it getting harder. I love and miss you so much.
November 11, 2014
Don't think of him as gone away
his journey's just begun
Life holds so many facets
this earth is only one

Just think of him as resting
from the sorrow and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years

Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
can ever pass away

And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched
For nothing loved is ever lost....
September 18, 2014
Hey Dad, you are always on my mind. I just made your guest book permanent so we can write to you when we want to talk to you. Daddy I now know why it was hard for you to see pictures of your dad. Because it brings the hurt right back not that it ever goes away but the feeling of not being able to breathe.. I do miss you dad I know you know this. The words I whispered to you stay true with me and will forever until we meet again. I love and miss you dad. I use to be afraid to die. Not no more because I know eventually I will be reunited with you. I can not wait for that day
August 7, 2014
Hey Poppy, I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday in heaven. I know you are looking over all of us, and sending us little signs from you. We all miss you so much. Thank you for being such a Great Father- In-Law, Father, and Grandfather. We love you, and miss you.
November 19, 2013
Helen & Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathies. We were very sorry to hear about Anthony. We were away this weekend and when we heard the news.


Buddy, Regina, Anna & Rebecca
Zarnowski Family
November 16, 2013
I am sorry for your loss of Toni, I enjoyed his facebook comments and food pics. I remember him from Bartram's dance. My condolences to his family. Verna Totoro Venuto
November 15, 2013
My dear friend Helen,
A truly wonderful friend will be surely missed. The comfort is that his beautiful and loving wife, his loving children and precious grandchildren are all evidence of what a truly special man he was.His friends were also blessed. Starsky and Hutch wont be the same!!!
Miss you Tony!!
May you rest in peace.
Love you
John and Carol Aloi
November 15, 2013
I am You Semper Fi
Dad, What can I say? No words can replace the void I have in my heart. You were my Idol. i looked up to you like there was no tomorrow. The memories I have will make me smile but also remind me how much I miss you. I always blushed when people say I look like you, now I'm glad that I do. I watched you everyday growing up until the day you passed and you seem to amaze me like no other person can. You have touched so many peoples lives in many different ways and it has shown through the overwhelming response and support we have received. I long to be like you and hope to be half the man/father/husband you were to me to my wife and kids. If I can be that then know I did my job. I whispered in your ear on the bed that you did your job and I will do what I promised you a few weeks back when we had our talk. I said you could go with your family in heaven and as much as I want you here, I know you are at peace and not suffering anymore. My kids miss you dearly you were a great pop-pop to them. Matty said he has already talked to you since your passing and for some reason I believe him. I Love You Pop. As I write this just know tears are falling down my face, but they are tears of happiness cause I know you are now pain free. I will meet you on the other side. Until then keep watch over all of us. Ooh Rah Semper Fi Dad! You are my hero. Rest in peace.
Michael Ricciardi
November 15, 2013
November 14, 2013
Helen & family, So very sorry to hear of Anthony's passing. May he rest in peace.
Rosalie & Joe Rossello
November 14, 2013
Tony,prayers being said that you may rest now, for you have suffered enough...we will keep your Helen, and all your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Miriam Mapp(nee White)
November 14, 2013
November 14, 2013
We are sorry for your loss he is in a better place with the other people who have passed away.He was a great guy and will not soon be forgotten.
Kenneth Rutherford
November 14, 2013
They don't make people like your Mr. R. anymore. We lost one of the great ones. Sending love to Mrs. Ricciardi, Diane, Anthony, Jimmy, Michael and their children. xoxo
Ornella Pace Vega
November 14, 2013
Daddy you are no longer in pain. You are with grandmom, grandpop, Uncle Johnny and all our family and friends that have gone before you. You have touched so many people in your life and the legacy you have left behind, the memories we shared are all in my heart. I love you dad, always have and always will. I will always be your little girl. I can not wait to see you again.
Diane Cavallo
November 14, 2013
So very very sorry to hear of Anthony's passing. He was a very loving man. May his family always remember the best of times way back in s.w. philly and to his present day. May he forever rest in peace.
Loretta Kormann
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