NAUGATUCK — Anthony “Tony” Salvatore Salcito, 78, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.
Tony was born on Dec. 25, 1938 in Waterbury, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Salcito) Salcito. After attending Leavenworth School, he went to work as a carpenter’s apprentice, and later worked alongside his father, building homes. In 1961, Tony went to work for Anaconda American Brass, and worked there until 1991. Throughout his life, Tony took much pleasure in his outdoor activities of hunting, fishing, as well as enjoying time on a boat, whether it was on the ocean, lake or a pond. He also loved gardening and was very proud of his tomato plants that would reach heights of seven feet tall or more. He was the go-to guy for gardening advice.
Tony had very fond memories of Biddeford, Maine, a place near and dear to his heart. He was thrilled to have taken a trip to Maine in June of this year with his daughter, Shari, and her husband, David. He was able to connect with old friends, and enjoy the scenic and peaceful surroundings of a place he once called home.
Tony enjoyed being involved in the lives of his children, grandchildren and siblings. He had countless friends that he kept in touch with daily and went out of his way to help them with whatever they needed. He was always there for them, whether it be driving them to appointments, running errands with them, picking items up at a store or sharing one of his home cooked meals. Tony was a great listener and offered advice based on his experiences. His generous spirit, caring ways and witty sense of humor will be missed by all that loved him.
Tony leaves four children, Nina M. Barbera (Christopher Caserio), Shari Carda and her husband, David, Lisa Stringer and her husband, Jamie, and Anthony Salcito and his wife, Susan; his five grandchildren, Kathleen Healy and her husband, Nick, Matthew Carda, Jacie Stringer, Jaiden Stringer and Delilah Salcito; his brother, Gene Salcito and his wife, Nancy; and his brother-in-law, Richard White. He also leaves several nieces, nephews and dear friends. Tony was predeceased by his sister, Mary (Salcito) White and his dear friends, Barbara Kendzierski, Betty Gillette and Cece Delcourt.
A celebration of Tony’s life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com.