Anthony Vincent DiSanzo

Died: 2017-10-17
Resided in: Peabody, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey Funeral Home
Viewing date: 2017-10-20 / 5-8pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2017-10-21 / 9am
Service location: Brooksby Village Chapel, Peabody, MA
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2017-10-21
Cemetery: Evergreen, Brighton, MA
Contributions: Brooksby Village Scholarship Fund; payable to: Brooksby Village Inc.,Send to: 200 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, MA 01960

Tony was born on September 13, 1933 at Saint Elizabeth’s hospital in Brighton Mass. He was the first son of Vincent and Mary (Morelli) DiSanzo. He grew up in Brighton Mass, on 11 Allen Road with his mother, father, brother, Fred, and sister Vicki. He graduated from Brighton High School in 1951. He listed activities in his yearbook as “band and orchestra” with the ambition “to be a band leader.” Tony loved music. He put himself through college playing in bands, and later was known as Tony “spoons” because he loved playing spoons, drums, and was often heard practicing his saxophone and clarinet. He went to Boston University, became a member of the Theta Kappa Phi Fraternity and graduated in June 1954 with an Associates of Arts degree. He joined the US Army in 1956 and was stationed at Fort Devens and Fairbanks, Alaska. On May 9, 1959, he married Elizabeth Ann Tamburo, and he and Betty lived in Woburn from 1961. After Betty passed, Tony moved to Brooksby Village, Peabody Mass in 2010. His yearbook quote reflects Tony's continuous hard work; “Success, remember is the reward of toil.” Tony worked hard his entire life. He worked as a boy in the corner store, as a salesman at Sears Roebuck, and he was employed at John Hancock Life Insurance Company from 1963 until he retired in 1988. After, he continued as an independent insurance agent. He loved to golf, ride his bike, tell jokes, sing, and simply have fun with his family and friends. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah DiSanzo Eldracher, favorite son-in-law, Kurt Eldracher, and granddaughter, Emelie Ann Eldracher. He is also survived by brother Fred DiSanzo, two nephews Mark and Mathew DiSanzo And, his longtime friend, Joanne Kaminski.

Online Condolences Below:

Deborah, My sincere condolence to you and your family! May your dear father rest in peace! Lancelot
With much sadness we just learned of Tony’s death. Our thoughts and condolences for Deborah and family. Tony and Betty were our great friends for60 years. Many wonderful times together. Dinners ,cards, walks, working on the MGB, and much more. Tony was a great person. He was smart,generous, thoughtful,and above all lots of fun, We were unhappy when he needed to leave the cape house in New Seabury since we lived near and saw him often when he was there. Fortunately he was quite happy at Brooksby,and seeing his lovely friend Joanne.She was wonderful to him. We hope That Tony rests in peace. Our thoughts will be with him forever. Phil and Dot Warren Southport. Mashpee
Deborah, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your father sounds like he was a wonderful man. John Mesberg
Tony will be missed, we all had some great times together, rest in peace Tony!
Deborah, we are praying for your family. I hope that remembering him and sharing his stories during these early days brings you some peace and smiles. Tracy Byers & Bill Hurtado
Deborah, what a beautiful father and family. I'm thinking of you and wishing you strength and peace. Leslie Steiner

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