Visitation at Funeral Home
Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Anton N. Chinniah MD
Anton “Navam” Chinniah, MD, age 80, of Trumbull, beloved husband of Sriani Selviah Chinniah, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2023 with his loving family by his side. Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, he was a son of the late Doctors Wilfred and Grace Jayamaha Chinniah.
Doctor Chinniah immigrated to the United States in June 1968, starting his life in Bridgeport, CT and settling in Trumbull, CT. He had a successful career in medicine spanning over 50 years at Bridgeport Hospital. He had his own private practice in Bridgeport where he treated each patient with love and compassion, always listening and giving them proper treatment and sound advice. He worked for his community not just for himself. He instilled these values in his children.
Of all his roles in life none was more valuable than that of husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, creating memories to last a lifetime. He was at his best when his grandchildren were by his side. He had a special relationship with each one and was always there to cheer them on at sporting events, school plays or any of their activities. He especially shared his love for the New York Mets with his family. The unconditional love he gave and the values he taught will forever live in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his devoted wife of 55 years, Sriani, survivors include his three loving daughters, Kishani Chinniah-Moreno, her husband Sergio and their son Ryan, Nilanthi Motsenigos, predeceased by his beloved son-in-law, Alexander, and their son Nikolas and Sharmali Commodore, her husband Kyle, and their children, Kaelon, Sifani and his grand dog Daisy Mae. In addition, his brother-in-law, Suresh Selviah and his wife Noeline, niece and nephew, Robert and Holly as well as many other family members, friends and colleagues.
A Catholic Mass and burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church, 5301 Main St., Trumbull. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Trumbull. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull.
Those desiring so, may make memorial contributions in Anton Chinniah’s name to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 510 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.