ANTHONY R. ROKETENETZ

June 15, 2024

ANTHONY R. ROKETENETZ
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Vietnam War

ANTHONY R. ROKETENETZ – of Litchfield, NH died peacefully, June 15th at the age of seventy-three. He was the beloved husband of forty-eight years to Deborah A. (Jewer). Cherished father of Nicole A. Roketenetz, her companion Michael Lambert of Fitzwilliam, NH, Anthony R. Roketenetz Jr, his wife April of Nashua, NH, Michael W. Roketenetz, his companion Renee Buchino of Litchfield, NH, and Nicholas A. Roketenetz, his wife Sarah of Hookset, NH. Treasured “Papa” of Ivy R. Roketenetz, Keith “Rocco” Farnum, and Jax Roketenetz. Beloved brother of the late Stephen Roketenetz. Loving brother-in-law of William M. Jewer, his late wife Chris of Burlington and Christopher M. Jewer, his wife Laura of Woburn, Theresa M. Christie, her husband Paul of Tewksbury.  Dear nephew of Josephine “Josie” Papas of Woburn. Anthony is also lovingly survived by his nieces, Stephen Roketenetz of Utah and Kristin Roketenetz of Woburn and many loving cousins. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, June 26th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, June 25th from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in Anthony’s honor to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250

Anthony R. ”Tony” Roketenetz passed away, Saturday, June 15th, with his wife and family right at his side.  The beloved husband of Deborah A. (Jewer) Roketenetz, he was seventy-three years of age.

Born in Woburn, he was the dear son of the late Michael and Antoinette (Nardelli) Roketenetz.   

When Tony was old enough to throw a ball, he became quite interested in football, playing Pop Warner and high school football.  During this time he met Debbie Jewer, who was a classmate and cheerleader!  That was the very beginning of a life-long journey together. 

In 1967, Tony joined the United States Army. He proudly serving during the Vietnam War.

They married over forty – eight years ago in 1976. In 1984, they moved to Litchfield, NH, where they established their family homestead and have remained.

Bringing four children into the world, certainly has kept them very busy!  Hunting, fishing, swimming and climbing were all activities they thoroughly enjoyed doing together.

Tony was a career truck driver, who spent many years and long hours driving for Republic Services.

Over the years the family has grown, grandchildren arrived and he was as proud as he could be!  He loved the days when they were all together, sharing in the happiness of it all.

He and Debbie were childhood sweethearts, who grew together over the years, sharing their love and happiness with their family.  Always together in all that they did, particularly over the last decade, the kids all referred to them as “Ma and Pa Kettle.” 

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, June 26th at 11 a.m., Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours in the Funeral Home, Tuesday evening from 4-7 p.m.  Remembrances may be made to honor Tony to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, June 26th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, June 25th from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in Anthony’s honor to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250

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  1. Kristen Roketenetz -Brown

    Uncle Tony. My heart is heavy. You were the closest person I had to my dad, your big brother. Even though you and I didn’t spend as much time together as I would have hoped (as my brother and I got older and our Nana your Mom passed) I at least knew you were in this world and I felt a sense of belonging and peace Rip🙏 Love ALWAYS your neice Kristen💝

  2. Kristen Roketenetz -Brown Brown

    May you rest in peace ❤️ Uncle Tony🙏 love Kristen Roketenetz -Brown

  3. Tony was an amazing trash man, amazing friend to all that knew him. I am truly heartbroken of his passing because he always had a smile and would make me laugh at work when he visited me after his retirement.
    I will forever miss him. Rest easy now my friend.
    Kathy Dalton.

  4. Katy Hamilton

    I’m at a loss for words as I’m sure many are. I miss our talks at 230am at circle k before you would go to work. I miss you coming by my house just to beep and scare me. I miss our long talks and you telling me when I was being dumb and I would fix it. You were like a father to me so I can only imagine how your children and grandchildren feel right now as I know that I feel a piece of my heart is missing now. You were an amazing soul and I’ll never forget your laugh. You made such an impression on my life over these last 6 years and I’m so more than thankful to have met a soul such as yours and to have been introduced to your lovely wife Deb. May you rest easy my friend. We’ll miss you forever and always.🤍🤍

  5. My sincere condolences. Wishing the entire family the best during this difficult time. There will never be another, he was very unique and always had a way to make you laugh. Rest well my friend,

  6. Samantha Marasca

    Thinking of my cousins during this difficult time. Your dad was a fantastic man that surely adored his children and grandchildren. Rest easy Tony

  7. Nicole Roketenetz

    All I can say is I am my father’s Daughter
    & have always been Very Proud to be
    Dad, you are my guiding light in my life
    And as you left to be with the angels on Saturday 6/15/2024
    I’m reminded how lucky I was to have you as my dad for the pass 45 years.
    Very fortunate that Keith Rocco had 6 years knowing, Learning & growing with his Papa.
    Keith Rocco does have many traits of his Papa which I see each day as he’s growing into such a young man.
    I love you beyond the moon & Stars.
    How lucky am I to have had a dad so special that I miss you so terribly.
    Has much as I miss you and I am heartbroken not having you here, I know you are at peace and not in pain anymore.
    I love you dad and as I said I am my father’s Daughter & will pass down your ways to Rocco as he continues to grow❤️

  8. Tony the best trash man ever alot of great memories 40 yrs of friendship RIP my friend till we meet again

  9. Sorry to hear of Tonys passing. I worked with him for many years. He was a true friend and coworker, had a lot of laughs along the way. He will live in my memories. RIP Tony.

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