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October 3, 2012

Anthony R. "Tony" Del Pozzo, 85

Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Lawrence — Anthony R. "Tony" Del Pozzo, 85, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Lawrence, passed away on Saturday, September 15.

Tony was born on November 17 1926 in New Bedford, to the late Noe Del Pozzo and Bettina (DeFusco) Del Pozzo. His parents had come over from Italy. Tony was the youngest of four, his brothers, Jimmy, Al, and sister, Rose. Tony attended Lawrence High School.

Since Tony was a young boy and for years he worked at the family grocery store which his parents had started shortly after coming to this country. After selling the store Tony retired but not for long, he came out of retirement and managed the coffee shop at City Hall in Lawrence for the Massachusetts Division for the Blind.

He loved to talk politics and had many political friends. Due to his vision impairment he would stay abreast of current affairs by always watching only the news. Additionally, the only other reason to watch TV was to see the Yankees play. He was a devoted fan and never missed a game. Tony was quite a dancer and loved to eat. He was very social and everyone liked him, always joking and pleasant they would refer to him as "Tony Bolognay". Tony was a member and past president of the Lions and Sons of Italy. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Family and his heritage were very important to him. Tony was a devoted Catholic and attended mass when he could. He enjoyed his time spent in Sarasota, Fla. Tony loved time spent with his family and he loved animals, especially dogs.

His family members include; his three children Cheryl, Deena (Dee) and Anthony; his five grandchildren, Kathleen, Patrick, Frederick, Anthony, Jr. and Andrea, as well as one great-grandson Daunte; his brother, Alfred R. Del Pozzo and his wife Yvonne M. Del Pozzo of Methuen. As well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Rose DiBenedetto and his brother James Del Pozzo.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 4, at 11 a.m. in Corpus Christi Parish, Holy Rosary Church in Lawrence.

At the request of the family, the burial will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 122 Amesbury Street, Lawrence, MA. For online condolences and other information please go to www.breenfuneralhome.com.