Anthony R. “Tony” Iantosca

April 28, 2007

Anthony R. “Tony” Iantosca
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

ANTHONY R. “TONY” IANTOSCA – in Woburn, April 28th. Beloved husband of the late Mary A. (Gannon) Iantosca. Devoted father of Anthony R. Jr. and his wife Joanne of PA, Marianne Ciardi of Peabody, Robert A. Iantosca and his wife Cheryl of Woburn, Ann Iantosca of Winchester, and Doreen Celona and her husband Joseph of Woburn. Dear brother of the late Carmella Carbone, Michael and Joseph Iantosca, and Laura Carbone. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and his dear friend, Anna Lisacki of Woburn. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, May 2nd at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Tony’s memory to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

OBITUARY:

Anthony R. “Tony” Iantosca, 85, of Woburn passed away in Wakefield on Saturday, April 28th, following a long illness. He was the husband of the late Mary A. (Gannon) Iantosca, who died in 1994.

Born and raised in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Carmen and Rose (Cataldo) Iantosca. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army in the European, African, and Middle Eastern Theaters of Operation. A sharpshooter in the infantry, he was part of the second wave of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, on June 7, 1944.

Tony had made his home in Woburn for more than forty-three years, and was formerly a member of the Billerica Lodge of Elks.

For many years, Tony worked as a truck driver for Warner Company of Medford. Following his retirement, he was employed as a driver for Woburn Cab, and also had worked for Yellow Cab and Checker Cab.

Tony’s true passion in life was fishing. He frequently traveled to Cape Cod, Canada, and Florida in pursuit of his hobby. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, who held a special place in his heart, and delighted in family outings and picnics, as well as spending summers at the Cape.

Along with his wife Mary, he was preceded in death by four siblings: Carmella Carbone, Michael and Joseph Iantosca, and Laura Carbone.

Surviving are five children: Anthony R. Iantosca, Jr. and his wife Joanne of PA, Marianne Ciardi of Peabody, Robert A. Iantosca and his wife Cheryl of Woburn, Ann Iantosca of Winchester, and Doreen Celona and her husband Joseph of Woburn. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and his dear friend, Anna Lisacki of Woburn.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, May 2nd at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Tony’s memory to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

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  1. To ALL of you wonderful
    children…. We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He had a good life and think he was ready to go to his resting place to be with your Mom. We hope you keep all the good memories you had with him and just remember your Mom and Dad will always be watching over you. Love, Love, Love.

  2. Dear papa what little time weve spent but alls been great i know you with nana so im sure your in a happy place.

    Love,
    Jessica
    Your
    Grandaughter

  3. nothing can replace time lost. but there will always be the fond memories with my papa. you’re with nana which alone must make it a beautiful place. love you both so much and for you this :
    “The cold hands of death can at times seem all together surreal. There are times you see their face lost in a crowd, like a long lost friend swept away by time. Only to find maybe it was you that got lost in time. Never feeling those last moments were fulfilled, yet allowing it to happen time and time again. Left behind to assess a life. Belongings too dear to keep,yet too devistating to throw away. Lost memories found in dusty photo books. Pain time cannot heal. yet in time after time to think about what wrong may have been caused, reconciliation in the end. And the beautiful part of death revealed.”

  4. Dear Doreen and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Tony’s death. We will miss his sense of humor and lively conversation over our Saturday breakfasts. We remember fondly being introduced to Foxwoods… games, buffets, how to tips and adventure… on the day trip we all took. Please know we have been remembering all of you in our thought and prayers. love, Patricia and Wes

  5. Ann, Krissy, Mikey, Bobby, Roseann, Tiffany & Jessie,

    We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad/Grandfather. Know that Family and Friends are here for you during this difficult time. He will be Deeply Missed by all that knew and Loved him.
    If there is anything we can do please don’t hessitate to ask.

    Love, Kathy & Bobby

  6. Dad,
    I am thankful for the time that we got to spend together.
    Not a day will go by that I won’t think of you. I know that you are in peace now and not suffering anymore. We will be together some day and I will bring you your cheeseburger. (ha ha).
    I love you and miss you so much.
    Your Daughter Ann

  7. Dad,
    We will always remember the laughs and all the funny stories that you told. You will be sadly missed. Forever in our hearts.
    Love, Ann John & your grandson Mike.

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