NILES, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Anthony “Tony” Abruzzi, 91, formerly of Warren, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
He was born December 12, 1927, in Collongo, Italy to the late Massimo and Rosina Abruzzi.
He came to the U.S. in 1948.
Tony was a chef at Abruzzi’s Café 422 for over 50 years.
He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish (St. James Church).
Tony traveled to Italy regularly, later in his life. He enjoyed watching the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and soccer matches. He loved cooking for others but was happiest when he was with his beloved family and grandchildren.
Anthony will be sadly missed by his two children, Dr. Rose M. (Dr. Duane Burks) Abruzzi of Mansfield and Dr. Thomas M. (Lisa) Abruzzi of Girard and his three grandchildren, Dylan Burks, Alexander and Annelise Abruzzi.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pauline L. Abruzzi whom he married August 8, 1955 and passed away January 27, 1981; two brothers, Guerino and Marco Abruzzi and a sister, Fortunatina Abruzzi.
Family and friends may pay their respects Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Friday, April 12, 2019 from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (St. James Church) with Rev. Msgr. John Zuraw officiating.
Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Tony’s name to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 2532 Burton Street, Warren, OH 44484 or St. Rose Church Angel Fund, 61 E Main Street, Girard, OH 44420.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to sign the guestbook and send condolences to Anthony’s family.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, April 10 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.