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
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,
Published in The Daily Local on
Feb. 20, 2015.
Tony was the husband
of Elizabeth Anne Hart, the granddaughter of Cornelius
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.