Alfred Antonio
Beecher and Bennett Funeral Home - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT
Alfred "Fred" Antonio, 97, of Middletown, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at The Weiss Hospice Unit at Middlesex Hospital. He was born in Meriden on January 20, 1924, the son of Dominic and Helen (Michalak) Antonio. He leaves his wife, Janice (Frazier) Antonio of Middletown, daughter Lynn Antonio-Tryon and husband Wayne Tryon of Glastonbury, and one brother, Robert Antonio (wife Nancy) of Moore, South Carolina. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Marjorie (Antonio) Potter and Pauline (Antonio) Horonzy, and two brothers, Donald Antonio and Louis DeAntonio. He also leaves behind step-grandchildren Heather Tryon-Winship, her husband Matt Winship, and their children Lily and Katie, and Christian Tryon, his wife Rhonda Kauffman, and daughter Violet. He will also be missed by a large extended family of nieces and nephews, and many friends.

A memorial celebration of life will be held at the First Baptist Church, 460 Broad Street, Meriden on Wednesday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred's memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, 460 Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450 and/or the Middlesex Health Hospice Program, 21 Pleasant Street, Middletown, CT 06057. To view Fred's full obituary, or to send expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit

Published by The Record-Journal from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2021.
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First Baptist Church
460 Broad Street, Meriden, CT
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Dear Jan. I was addened to read of Fred's passing. He was one of the best men I have ever known. From the first time I met him at Sun Valley eons ago, he called me "Trouble" with a twinkle in his eye. I have so many fond memories of times spent with you both, but that is my favorite memory. May God give you strength to face the days ahead, may family and friends give you support, and may you find comfort in your memories. Rest in Peace, Freddie. You will be missed by all who knew and loved you. Love, Irene
Irene Veillette
October 26, 2021
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