Anthony J. Farinelli

Born: Mon., Dec. 11, 1939
Died: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 07, 2018
Location: Silas F. Richardson & Son, Inc.

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LEOMINSTER--Anthony J. Farinelli, 78 years old, of Leominster, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 1, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

He leaved behind his wife of 58 years Helga (Goschau) Farinelli; daughters Eva LeMay and her husband Ralph, Kim Mitchell and her husband Brooke, Nancy LeBlanc and her partner Glenn Cotnoir, and Toni Branowicki and her husband Kenneth; son Charles Farinelli and his wife Christianna; brother Gerald Farinelli and his wife Patricia; sisters Nancy Hanney and her husband Raymond and Maria Forbes and her husband Edson; 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his son William Farinelli in 1974.

Tony was born in Leominster on December 11, 1939, son of Gerardo and Cecile (Caron) Farinelli. He received a Master’s Degree from Worcester State College. Tony was a Retired Captain of the United States Army, having served 2 tours in Vietnam during his 20 year career. He had worked at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 20 years.

Tony was a longtime dedicated member of the Leominster Lodge of Elks, where he served as Exalted Ruler numerous times and was also a former District Deputy and State Chaplain. He enjoyed reading, traveling, playing cards and spending time with his family.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 7th from 3-6 pm in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. An Elks service will be will held at 5:30 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.

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Michael Farinelli
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
I will never forget the great times our families shared. Being with Uncle Tony. Auntie Helga and my cousins was always a fun time. Whether at the camp at sailsbury, or Fort Devens, Mechanic street or Flagg street, Anthony Drive and of course poolside on Musket road. Oh, and let's not forget I did in fact win 1 of Uncle Tony famous Simon Sez games. ( to this day I consider it one of my greatest achievements ).

Ron and Linda Legere
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Toni and familiy....we are so sorry to hear about your dad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Amanda Esparza
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Tony. I enjoyed getting to know him the past few years at Salvi’s barbershop. We talked about many things, and he gave me great advice on marriage, savings and investments. I’ll really miss him. Rest In Peace Big Tony.

jack gimbert
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
Tony we have been friends since 1965 and we have had some good times together over the years. It was a pleasure being your friend and sharing the good times at Ft Benning, Ft Polk, Officer Candidate School, Jungle School and Viet Nam. I will miss our bi-weekly phone calls. Your friend - Jack

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