Anthony ‘Tony’ D’Angelo


PROSPECT – Anthony “Tony” D’Angelo, 86, of Prospect, formerly of Middlebury, entered into the gates of Heaven Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, surrounded by his loving family, at the VITAS Healthcare Corp. Atlantic Inpatient Hospice Unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury. He was the loving husband of Connie (Paternostro) D’Angelo of more than 64 years.

Anthony was born in Waterbury on Feb. 20, 1937, a son of the late Anthony and Antoinette (Venditti) D’Angelo. Growing up in Waterbury, Tony attended Waterbury public schools and was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, class of 1955.

After school he went on to start two of his businesses, Quality Auto Sales and Rent-A-Wreck, both in Waterbury, which he owned and operated for many years until his retirement.

Always being involved in the Greater Waterbury community, Tony served on the city planning committee for the City of Waterbury, former board member of North American Bank, former president of CrimeStoppers, and was a lifetime member for the Knights of Columbus.

Besides his loving wife Connie of Prospect, Tony leaves behind to cherish his memory his three children, Anthony D’Angelo and his wife Lori, of Port Orange, Fla., Lori D’Angelo of Wolcott, and Nancy Barbino of Waterbury.

He also leaves behind his sister, Julie Del Gobbo of Waterbury; his grandchildren, whom he absolutely adored, Krista Tarasovic and her husband Nicholas, Nicole Forte and her fiance Jeffrie Laferriere, Nicholas D’Angelo and his fiancee Alissa Mannix, Michael D’Angelo, Alexa Harmeling and her husband Kristian, and Anthony Barbino; his great-grandchildren, Ava and Nicholas Tarasovic, Santino Laferriere, Jaxson Harmeling, Gabriel Laferriere; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sisters, Connie Sforza, Anne Thomas, Marie Ciochetti, Claire Mazzalupo and Josephine Rossi.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Tony was to be celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Waterbury. Burial was to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waterbury. Calling hours for Tony were to be Tuesday morning, Jan. 30, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Anthony’s name may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (
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