The Tinneny Family History Site



Anthony A. Aquilante Sr.

1944 - 2015 

Anthony (Tony) A. Aquilante Sr. of Valley Forge Anthony (Tony) A. Aquilante Sr., 71, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Tony was the son of the late Congens and Viola (nee D’Orazio) Aquilante. He is survived by his wife, Betty Anne; 16 children, Michele (Craig) Ritchie, Anthony Jr., Colleen (Robert) Boselli, Gina (Alex) Corridoni, Tina (Silvio) Correa, Joseph, Michael (Staci), Denise, Daniel, Christopher (Tricia), Dianne (John) Manza, Lisa (Joe) Marchozzi, Tricia (Mark) D’Antonio, Kristen (Brian) Boyer, Angele (Jason) Hunt, and Bethany; and 29 grandchildren. He was the brother of Theresa, Ann, and Congens Jr. Tony graduated from Conestoga High School in 1961 and earned a degree in accounting from Villanova University. He worked in the family-run business, Aquilante’s Modern Meat Market, as a butcher, until he started his catering business, Gourmet Buffets by Anthony Aquilante, in 1972. He was a man of many talents and enjoyed a variety of hobbies, including collecting antiques and gardening. He was an artist, an accomplished drummer, a connoisseur of wines, and he enjoyed preparing and displaying food. He took great pride in his flower garden, and would change the plants along with the seasons, creating amazing landscapes. He also was an avid sports fan. Tony was also a great family man. He cherished his family beyond all else, and frequently attended various events in which his children and grandchildren participated. If he was not attending an event, he could be found driving his grandchildren around the property on his golf cart. Tony was an active member of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Wayne, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing on Monday, Feb. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church. A viewing will also be held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will be at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Phoenixville. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Isaac Jogues,50 W. Walker Rd., Wayne, PA 19087, in memory of Anthony Aquilante, or to Immaculata University, 1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA 19345. Arr. by the Alleva Funeral Home, Inc. Paoli.  Published in The Daily Local on Feb. 20, 2015. 

Tony was the husband of Elizabeth Anne Hart, the granddaughter of Cornelius and Alice Tinneny Hart of Philadelphia and the great-granddaughter of Patrick "Yankee Pat" Tinneny of Goladuff, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland; Greenock, Scotland and Philadelphia and his wife Margaret Malloy.


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