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Anthony Cavallo, Sr.

June 15, 1950 ~ June 13, 2022 (age 71)

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Anthony “Tony” Cavallo Sr., 71, of Plainville, passed away peacefully with family by his side on June 13, 2022 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Anthony was born in New Britain, Connecticut on June 15, 1950 to the late Americo and Teresa (Dorio) Cavallo Sr. 

Anthony graduated from Pulaski High School in 1969 where he met his wife of 49 years, Teresa (DeFeo) Cavallo. After graduating from CCSU with his Master’s Degree in Education, Tony (or Mr. Cavallo as he was known to his students) embarked on a 45-year career as an educator in the New Britain school district. Known for his passion and charm, he was a popular addition to all ten elementary schools as a teacher, assistant to the principal, and even substitute after his retirement in 2009. Throughout his career, he impacted the lives of thousands of students, earning several accolades, including Teacher of the Year for his commitment to education.

Anthony was also a devoted husband, father, and proud Poppie to his grandchildren. Whenever any of his kids or grandkids needed anything, he was the first one to help. He enjoyed watching game shows and old TV shows in his recliner, vacations with his wife, and spending time with friends and family.  He was a dog lover and made sure to always have treats or table scraps for his grand puppies, Albert, Ghost, Lemmy and Storm. 

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Teresa; three children, Anthony Cavallo Jr. and wife Monique (Davis), Gina Cavallo, Amy (Cavallo) Kowynia and husband Victor; grandchildren, Antonia Cavallo, Lorenzo Cavallo, Isabella Davis, and Noah Kowynia; brother-in-law, Jack DeFeo, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, Paula Ludko (John) and Theresa Lussier (Leo), and brother, Americo Cavallo, Jr.

The family extends their sincerest gratitude to the entire staff at Newington Rapid Recovery for the compassionate care shown to Anthony during his stay. In lieu of flowers, Anthony may be remembered with contributions to the Anthony “Tony” Cavallo Memorial Scholarship, 110 Mill Street, New Britain, CT 06051, Attn: Miriam Reyes.

Funeral services in celebration of Anthony's life will be held on Saturday, June 18 at 9 AM from Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 94 Broad Street, Plainville. Burial will be held privately at a later date. Family and friends may gather on Friday, June 17 from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. For more information or to leave online expression of sympathy, please visit

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June 17, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Plainville Funeral Home
81 Broad st
Plainville, CT 06062

Funeral Service
June 18, 2022

9:00 AM
Plainville Funeral Home
81 Broad st
Plainville, CT 06062

Mass of Christian Burial
June 18, 2022

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Mercy Church
94 Broad Street
Plainville, CT 06062


Anthony “Tony” Cavallo Memorial Scholarship Attn: Miriam Reyes.
110 Mill Street, New Britain CT 06051

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