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Anthony J. Lembo PORTSMOUTH - Anthony Joseph Lembo, 27, of the 4600 block of Columbia St., died Monday, November 8, 2010 in his residence. A native of Queens, N.Y., he was a first class petty officer in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Dawn Lembo; his parents, Anthony Thomas and Patricia Jean Hurley Lembo of Portsmouth; and two sons, Anthony Christopher and Lucas John Lembo. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in First Friends Church. Burial with Navy honors will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Nov. 11, 2010.
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January 6, 2011
I know your looking down everyday on Tony and Lucas. I see it in thier eyes. We miss you so much.
Stephanie Lembo
November 28, 2010
God has a new angel in heaven. Rest in peace Tony.
Jimbo W.
November 20, 2010
Everyone of us that were graced to cross into Tony's path of life, walked away with a feeling something important just happened to us. He made us feel as if nobody else was in the room, even if for a split second, it was a genuine moment. God bless you Tony, god bless your children, and god bless your mother and father. Rest in Peace Tony Lembo.
November 20, 2010
I would like to invite anyone who has memories of Anthony that they would like to share, to share them here so that they can be recorded for Little Anthony a.k.a. Christo (Grandmomma Lembo's favorite nickname)and Lucas a.k.a. Spiderman and/or Idaman.

I have personally documented in pictures as much as possible this time of sorrow and transformation. I am eternally thankful to Anthony for living his life so fully that there are treasures left everywhere in his wake. I will always picture Anthony in the ocean battling currents and critters to his heart's content. I, for one, will learn and repeat both my own stories of childhood bliss with my cousin and those that any of you are generous enough to share to Christo and Idaman for the rest of my days when they ask to hear them. My heart is emboldened by the brightness and adventure that Anthony's life embodied. I am speaking directly to him at times and find that surprisingly comforting. So, Anthony, thank you for leaving us with all the tools and understanding needed to initiate your children into this exciting and everchanging world. I hope that the adventure you are currently on enables you to hear our praise and our questions. Thank you also for the practical jokes that you have somehow pulled on me already.
amy m.m.p. hurley
November 18, 2010
Sad times for our family, such a tragedy, such a loss.
Love to Tricia and Tony
Kathy Rutter
November 18, 2010
Thoughts are with you Tony & Patricia. He will be missed. He was a great father, son and friend. Know that he was loved. God bless you Anthony.
A Tierney
November 18, 2010
may little anthony and lucas be safe and secure in the knowledge that many family members and friends love them unconditionally and wish for them the peace of mind that anthony worked to give them while he was still of this world.
amy hurley
November 17, 2010
Praying for you and the family Stephanie. I can't imagine the pain, but God will bring out his purpose and draw good from every situation. If you need anything at all please let your Harvest family know.
Shannon Bellanca
November 16, 2010
Stephanie and all of Anthony's family~
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Always remember what a great guy Anthony was, and what gorgeous kids he and Steph have. If I can help in any way, please do not hesitate to ask. He will always be with you in spirit.

Brenda Riley
Brenda Riley
November 15, 2010
Stay strong Stephanie. Lil Tony and Lucas need you more now then ever. The choices you make will guide them in life. AS you have heard me say many times, Let's keep the memories alive. Til then...
Motorcycle Grandpa
November 15, 2010
May you rest in peace, Tony, and know that your Navy family will always take care of your family. We will keep you in our hearts and cherish the legacy that you leave behind. God bless and keep your family in His arms.
Bernie and Angie McMahon
November 15, 2010
Anthony's family, Please except my condolences. I worked with Anthony for quite awhile at Navy College with UMUC. He was exceptionally bright and very easy to work with. He always had a great attitude and struck me as a real success. It is a great loss...
Nora Graves
November 15, 2010
Anthony's family - especially his parents, Stephanie, and the boys - are in our deepest thoughts and prayers. May peace find you in these most trying of weeks ahead.
amanda thomas
November 14, 2010
I still cant take this all in. I know we all didnt see you that often, and now I wish that we did. I last saw you 2 years ago on christmas eve when we all met your little boys. You were such a great person, and so much fun to hang out with. I'll never forget the time that me, you, christina, and a few others went out to a hookah bar. We had so much fun that night. I still cant believe this happened. You will always be remembered to all of us, and will always be in my heart. I hope that you rest peacefully. Watch over those adorable kids of yours, because they are sure going to miss you!!!

Love You Forever<3 Your cousin
Samantha Palazzolo
November 14, 2010
My sincerest condolences to the family & friends of Anthony. My family's continued thoughts & prayers go out to Stephanie, their sons, and family & friends so deeply impacted during this painful time.

"From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grown faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe." Psalm 61:2-3
Joshua Martinez
November 13, 2010
Anthony, I'm sure you never knew how much you meant to me. I've loved you since you first came into our home and drew picture after picture with Justin of tanks and helicopters. You knew from the time you were little what you wanted to do. And you did it and so much more. I hope that you know right now that you were loved by me and so many others. I wish that we all could have had you for a lot longer. You will always be remembered and loved.
Michelle Norell
November 13, 2010
Tony, I am honored to have known you and cherish every moment we spent together. You will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten. Rest in peace knowing you have good men that will tell your stories to your children so they may know what kind of a man their father was. May heaven welcome you my brother.
Roger Dasilva
November 13, 2010
Tony, you were a man among men and I am proud to call you my brother. May you now rest in peace.
M Provost
November 12, 2010
There's not enough words or emotions to let you know how important you always were to my heart. I will carry you with me for always. Rest in peace my young cousin. Joanne Tersavich
Joanne Tersavich
November 12, 2010
From the very first day we met you, you became an important part of our lives and family. We will sincerely miss everyday we were fortunate to share with you. We love you Tony, always and forever you will be in our hearts.
Pamela Dasilva
November 12, 2010
Anthony, May you rest in peace. I will always have very fond memories of the fun times we had growing up.
My deepest sympathies go out to Anthony's family during this very sad time.
Adrianna Marie and Dan Klein
November 12, 2010
It was an amazing turnaround. Despite loving parents his childhood was troubled--he was a virtual 'Peck's bad boy'--and he could have gone either way. Fortunately he took the positive track--joining the Navy, becoming a SEAL trainee, eventually a parachutist and SEAL boat leader, then 2 overseas assignments and finally training for deployment as an Advanced Observer in Afghanistan. On the outside, he got his GED, dabbled in real estate and acquired four or five properties persuading his father to be the unpaid caretaker, and finally marrying his sweetheart and becoming the father of 2 lively sons.
It seemed to me he was like a shooting star but alas he has gone out of sight and left us trying to grasp the falling stardust. From his loving and grieving Uncle Pat, also a former sailor, who had hoped to compare notes on the Afghanistan he knew fifty years ago.
James Hurley
November 11, 2010
I'll never forget the times we had as kids. You accomplished a great deal in your life and had a lot to be proud of. Rest in peace.
Chris Motola
November 11, 2010
Robin Semmelroth
November 11, 2010
My deepest sympathies to Anthony's family.
Melanie Kemp
November 11, 2010
Anthony, my cousin, you accomplished so much and traveled so far in your life. You will be sincerely missed. -Amy M.M.P. Hurley
Amy M.M.P. Hurley
November 11, 2010
Rest in peace you will loved always, your cousin
elisa ayer
November 11, 2010
This is a hard time for the Family and for Stephanie my thoughts and prayer are with you.

Elizabeth Martinez
November 11, 2010
There isn't enough words to describe what you meant to me. You were my number 1 role model. I miss you and always will . You were more than a cousin to me, you were my brother. I love you man. R.I.P.
- Tyler Tersavich_
November 11, 2010
Rest in peace Anthony.
November 11, 2010
This is such a painful time for all of you. I am praying for peace and comfort for all of Anthony's family. - Aunt Sharon
Sharon Waller
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