Anthony Bartholomew Amoroso, 90, passed away on April 14,2020 after contracting COVID-19. Anthony was the adoring husband of Josephine Amoroso, a loving father to Donna Amoroso Pantano (Michael) Joseph Amoroso (Josie) and Anthony G. Amoroso (Susan). He was grandfather to Vanessa Pantano Galello (Craig), Michael A.Pantano (Nadine), Tanner Amoroso, Grayson Amoroso, Jennifer Amoroso, and Anthony M.Amoroso. He was a great grandfather to Benjamin, Lucy and Emmy Galello. Anthony served in the U.S. Marine Corp. A Bridgeport native, he moved to Stratford where he and his wife, Josephine, raised their three children. They enjoyed living in Stratford’s north end, building their first home on Whippoorwill Lane and their second on Lantern Road. Later, Anthony and Josephine moved to Oronoque Village. He was predeceased by his wife Josephine.
As a young man, Anthony worked in his uncle’s catering business where he developed his love for the food service industry. He was proud to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Upon returning from service, Anthony went back to the catering business then went on to opening the Center Restaurant in Stratford Center. This led to him openingthe Town Squire Shoppes and other restaurants in Fairfield county with his sons Anthony and Joseph. A unique opportunity came for Anthony to be part of the development team creating a resort on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. There he developed the restaurant at ‘Gentle Winds Resort’. He was associated with American Foods, a wholesale food distributor for New England for many years. Anthony started ‘Hospitality, Inc.’, a consulting firm for restaurants and hotels. He served as president of the Connecticut Restaurant Association. Living in Oronoque Village presented opportunities for Anthony to become involved in Oronoque Village affairs. He was Vice President of the Village Development for a number of years and enjoyed helping to get projects done without extra assessments to the residents. He was an active member of the Village Men’s Club and was chosen ‘Man of the Year’ in 2005 for his work to improve quality of life in the Village. The Oronoque Men’s Choir brought him great joy and he enjoyed being a member for many years.
Anthony was devoted to his family. They will cherish his memory as Dad, Poppi and Big Pop. He lived his life with humility and compassion for others. He had a very special something about him that was endearing to everyone he met.
The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful staff, including Nurses, Aides and Administration at Bishop Wicke Health Center in Shelton for their extraordinary care.
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