Anthony Aguanno passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in the comfort of his home on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He was 92 years young.
Born in Palermo, Sicily, to the late Giuseppe and Maria, Anthony and his family came to the U.S. through Ellis Island when he was 2 years old. Growing up, Anthony was an avid roller-skater and had a love of airplanes. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. After being discharged, he attended Albright College in PA before meeting his soulmate, Ann Georgia. In 1951, they opened Denville Seafood as a small fish market that has expanded to include Codmother’s Café, a fixture in our town. Although Anthony loved his fish store, he had many hobbies including: gardening, fishing, golfing, running, and flying planes. Anthony was the jack of all trades; there wasn’t anything he couldn’t accomplish once he put his mind to it. He was a member of Indian Lake Community Club, St. Mary’s Church, and VFW #2519. He was a hard-working, funny, and caring man, husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will never be forgotten.
Tony was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ann, in 2001, and his brother Vincent “Jimmy.” His loving children, Mary (Andres) Aguanno-Pustroem, Joseph (Terry) Aguanno, and Amy (Jeffry) McEntee along with his cherished grandchildren, Michael Pustroem, Adam and Emily Aguanno, and Annabel and Jillian McEntee are left to keep his legacy alive. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Public Visitation will be held on Mon., Sept. 25th from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville, NJ 07834. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tues. Sept 26th at 10 am at St. Mary’s RC Church, 15 Myers Ave., Denville. Burial will follow at Denville Cemetery, Denville. Memorial Donations are being accepted to Paws and Stripes by way of www.inmemoryof-memorial.org. Please leave a condolence and special memory for his family.