Antonio “Tony” Ettorre, 85 of Plainville, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side, on Sunday, March 19, 2023. He was the husband of Lidia (DiSantis) Ettorre, with whom he shared 60 years of love and devotion.
Born in Morro D’Oro, Italy on April 5, 1937, he was one of seven and the last surviving child to the late Giuseppe and Amalia (DiCarlo) Ettorre. Tony and Lidia settled in Plainville where they raised their four children. A man of many talents, Tony owned and operated Tony’s Tailor Shop for close to 50 years, creating a wide circle of friends and business associates. He was happiest being surrounded by his family and friends, sharing a glass of his homemade wine and a delicious meal prepared with fresh ingredients from his gardens. He and Lidia were longtime communicants of Our Lady of Mercy Church, and enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the US and Europe. Tony enjoyed meeting his buddies for a competitive game of bocce, and embraced each moment spent with his adored children and grandchildren. He will be missed dearly, leaving a legacy of love, hard work, dedication.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his children, Vincenzo Ettorre and his wife Rita, Fabrizio Ettorre and his wife Marcia, Roberto Ettorre and Sonia Burgio and her husband John. He was a proud Nonno to Tony Ettorre and his wife Sarah, Tomasso Ettorre, Laura Piccioni and her husband Stefano, and Christina and Melissa Burgio, along with his great-grandson Vincenzo Ettorre; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who he considered family. He was predeceased by his siblings, Massimo, Josephine, Attilio, Cristinella, Michelangelo, and Nicola.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 94 Broad St, Plainville. Committal services will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Family and friends may gather prior to the mass, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com
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