Tony Simonetti

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Anthony D Simonetii
02 May 1938 - 09 Jul 1990
Times Squares


Obituary

ANTHONY D. SIMONETTI, 52, of New York City and formerly of Winslow in Winslow Township, died Monday at St. Luke's Roosevelt Medical Center in New York City.

Mr. Simonetti was a computer environmentalist for the Digital Equipment Corp. in New York City.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Born in Winslow, he had been a resident of New York City for the past 25 years.

Surviving are three brothers, Michael of Winslow, Carmen Jr. of Mooresville, Pa., and Philip of Hammonton; and five sisters, Frances Ingemi and Jennie Raniolo, both of Winslow, and Elaine Fichetola, Michalena Silipena and Josephine Mascioli, all of Hammonton.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Carnesale Funeral Home, 202 S. Third St., Hammonton, where friends may call after 8:30 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Hammonton. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hammonton.

Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.[1]


Recollections

Tony Simonetti died of AIDS on Monday July 9, 1990. Funeral services were held in Hamilton, NJ on Friday, July 13, 1990. A lovely Kind and gentle man, Tony will be missed by his friends. Peel the Apple was Tony’s last dancing with the club. After that, he devoted most of his energy to staying well and fighting the disease. Tony had a wonderful time at the Crosstrails in the Desert Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. He thought the fun badge tour was truly fun. His lover, Jerry Brown, said that Tony was buried with his Times Squares badge and his square dancing “dangle” badges.[2]


Sources

  1. The Press of Atlantic City, July 11, 1990.
  2. Times Squared newsletter, v.5 no.12 (Aug 1990), p.2