Tony Tomassoni


Tony Tomassoni, 95, of Warren, Pa., passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, with his family by his side, at Kinzua Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Warren, Pa.

Born on Sept. 23, 1925, in Warren, Pa., he was the son of the late Tomaso and Victoria F. Brindis Tomassoni. Tony resided his entire life in Warren. Along with his wife, he was owner and operator of Tomassoni and Sons Nursery for 50 years, retiring in 1987. He had served as a councilman for the city of Warren for 20 years during which time he was instrumental in the acquisition of the Transit Authority Buses and raised money for the installation of lights at Clifford Betts Field.

He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.oman Catholic Church and a former member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church. Tony had served both churches as an usher since 1946. He was a member of and contributed greatly to many community, civic, and service organizations, including the Warren YMCA Board of Directors, Sons of Italy, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Elks Club, Moose Club, and Exchange Club. Tony was an avid card player and enjoyed playing poker with the Wednesday night group. He directly assisted Charlie Musante in the establishment of the Warren Hot Stove League. He was a coach for 38 years in the Hot Stove League and the Gray Y League. He had served as a basketball referee at numerous schools for 37 years. Tony was one of the founders and inducted members of the Warren Sports Hall of Fame, of which he was a board member. He had served in the Merchant Marines and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Tony is survived by his wife of 76 years, Alice M. Burdick Tomassoni, whom he married on May 31, 1945; two sons; Thomas Tomassoni and companion, Esther Hilliard, and Daniel Tomassoni and his wife, Nancy, all of Warren, Pa.; two daughters; Donna Tomassoni and Toni Marie Barnes, both of Warren, Pa.; one brother, Nicholas S. Tomassoni of Warren, Pa.; four grandchildren; Joe Tomassoni, Rodney Tomassoni, Aaron Brew, and Brandi Tomassoni; 10 great-grandchildren; Lydia, Sara, Maddie, Kalli, Gracie, Mya, Anthony, Ellie, Gianna, and Jake Tomassoni; one great-great-granddaughter, Adalyn Chase; granddaughter-in-law, Jill Tomassoni; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by two brothers: Nick Tomassoni, who died in 1929, and Charles Tomasone; four sisters: Rose Tomassoni, Anna Jean McNitt, Mary Weidner and Frances Baczkowski; two grandsons: Tommy Tomassoni Jr., and Michael Tomassoni; one granddaughter, Ann Marie Tomassoni; one great-granddaughter, Katherine Tomassoni; and son-in-law, Russell Barnes.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, P. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11; a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, at Holy Redeemer Church, 11 a.m., Russell St.., Warren, Pa., with Father Raymond Gramata, 0astor of St. Bernard Church, Bradford, Pa., officiating. Military honors will be conducted by U.S. Navy personnel. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so to the Warren YMCA, 212 Lexington Ave., Warren, PA 16365.

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