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Anthony M. Lopilato, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, December 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE for Anthony M. Lopilato, affectionately known as “Tinny” & “Tony”, who passed following a lengthy illness on Tuesday, November 28th at Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Boston. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, December 4th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, 35 Brooks St., East Boston at 10:00 a.m., immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born & raised in East Boston, he was a life-long resident of the City. He was a 1957 graduate of Sacred Heart Grammar School & a 1961 alumnus of Sacred Heart High School. He went onto Bentley College and later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, entering in February of 1965 through October  1968, honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. “Tinny” would often speak of his time with the Air Force, as the “Very Best Time of My Life”. He was proud to have served, especially in the trenches of Vietnam. His stations included; Lackland Airforce Base, Macdill, (Tampa, Fla.), Cam Ranh Bay (Vietnam) & Chanute. “Tinny” – “Tony” was in charge of dispensing any & all parts & supplies pertinent to aircraft need. Returning from the War, he became an ironworker as a welder & layout man for five years and then he sought a position at Suffolk Downs Race Track as a groomer, a position he thoroughly enjoyed for over ten years. In 1979, he began his career with U.S. Postal Service as a mail handler and coupled with his four (4) year veteran’s service, completed 20 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Having come to full retirement in 1995.

“Tinny” enjoyed life, especially his time with his beloved wife of 47 years, Constance “Connie” (DeFronzo) and the pride of his life, his only and devoted daughter Julie A. Lopilato and of whom, her companion, Dennis Bernard, all have lived together in the same home in East Boston. His total life was consumed with Family and extended family. He leaves his cherished brother, Stephen P. Lopilato & his wife, Doris of Plymouth. He is the proud uncle to Michael Mayberry of West Palm Beach, FI., Matthew Mayberry & his wife, Julie of Plymouth, Myles Mayberry-Lopilato & his wife, Michelle of West Point, New York, Mindy Lopilato & her husband, Jared Kershner of Mashpee, MA & many other nieces, nephews & great-grandnieces & nephews. He is also lovingly survived by his in-laws, Margaret “Peggy” Vitale-Intraversato of Revere & her late husband, David P. who passed on October 26, 2017, Donna DeFronzo of Chelsea, Denise & Dennis Thompson of Sanbornton, New Hampshire & John DeFronzo & his wife, Debra “Debbie” of Lynn.


Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, December 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, December 4th at 10:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, East Boston

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to New England Center & Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, Mass. 02284-5257, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept.142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

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  1. John DeFronzo
    Dec 1 2017

    Tony was like a father to me.He will be missed dearly by my family and I.Love You, Jay, Debbie,Taylor,Allee,and Sophia DeFronzo

  2. Denise Thompson
    Dec 1 2017

    The Thompson Family will always remember Tony’s unselfish devotion to his entire family.
    He truly had a heart of gold and will be dearly missed.
    Rest In Peace.
    Love Dennis & Denise

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