Obituary of Anthony Luconi
Anthony Luconi passed peacefully at his daughter Tara and son-in-law Ryan’s home surrounded by his adored family on Sunday, February 6, 2022…just in time to catch the big game next weekend with his best friend & son Antonio. He has missed him dearly and we are certain Ant was waiting with St. Peter at the gates.
Anthony shared 65 years of love, faith and dedication to his family and his community. He will be missed beyond words.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday evening February 10thfrom 4-7 pm at the Norman Dean Home For Services. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 11th at 10 am at St. Mary’s Church Denville. If the weather permits, we will walk to church and slow down the world for just a few moments...
Anthony’s Mass will be livestreamed for those unable to be with us. This link for St. Mary's Church will be active ten minutes before 10 am. Donations in his name may be made to the good work of www.allfurone.org
Anthony was born on July 31, 1956 to Rinaldo and Theresa Luconi. He was one of two sons to bless the family. After his schooling he began his career as a chef while taking culinary classes. He was over the moon to meet Marianne Burlace at work and the rest was history. They fell in love and married on October 11, 1981. Anthony worked hard to give his family a good life. They settled in Rockaway to raise the kids. Anthony soon joined the Rockaway Borough Fire Department working his way up to Captain. He loved being on the department and the comradery.
He worked as a chef for many years and was an excellent one. After retiring from the restaurant scene, he was proud to start the school lunch programs at Saint Cecilia and Sacred Heart schools with his catering experience. He later opened and operated Anthony Limousine, a successful car service and always had a supportive family behind him when taking a leap.
Most recently, Anthony and Marianne headed South to be closer to the water. He enjoyed his days on the boat with a fishing rod in hand. He loved having the whole family down to soak up the summer months.
He loved a good (or a bad) Jets game, playing his lotterynumbers and enjoying a good meal. But above all, Anthony loved his family. He was a loving husband, boastful Dad and one crazy Dodo! Anthony was crowned the title of “Dodo” (Nonno) by his granddaughters and he wore it proudly. The sun rose and set on his girlies and any day with them was a great day.
Although we are saddened by his passing, we take comfort in knowing he is with his beloved Antonio again and they are watching over their family with love and care.
He leaves beautiful memories to his loving wife Marianne (nee Burlace) of 40 years; his devoted daughter and son in law Tara and Ryan Barnard; his adored granddaughters Adrianna, Antonia and Angelie; his clumsy pup Buddy; loyal grandpup Bronx; and so many dear friends and relatives. His beloved Antonio, his parents and his brother Robert passed previously.
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