Obituary of Anthony Vitale
Anthony J. Vitale, age 85, of Trumbull, beloved husband of Theresa Marchionni Vitale, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 7, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bridgeport on June 11, 1931, he was a son of the late Sabatino and Josephine Oddi Vitale. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Anthony earned the rank of Staff Sgt., serving his country with pride and honor during the Korean War. Before his retirement, he was an Design Engineer for many years. He enjoyed the simple things in life, the crossword puzzles, trips to the casino and tending to his yard. But above all his enjoyments, his greatest treasure was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Anthony will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the hospice caregivers and Maria C. for the professional and exceptional care given to Anthony during his time of need.
In addition to his wife Theresa, survivors include four children, Deborah Convertito of Trumbull, Sharon Spinosa and her husband Michael of Shelton, Valerie Vitale of Trumbull and Anthony Vitale and his wife Ann of Easton, a brother, Frank Vitale of Naugatuck, eight grandchildren, Danielle Kaplan and her husband Michael of Shelton, Dominique Forst and her husband Ralph of Trumbull, Vincent Convertito of Shelton, Michael and Nicole Spinosa of Shelton, Lia and Anthony Vitale of Easton and Gina Vitale and her fiancé Drew Scharf of Norwalk, a great grandson, Joseph Convertito as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother Peter Vitale.
Friends are invited to meet directly in St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., Trumbull on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with military honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.