Anthony F. Tanella 84 of Tarpon Springs entered into rest on October 7, 2019.
Anthony was born in Clifton, NJ on March 4, 1935. He was the son of the late Francis and Helen (Cascone) Tanella and is survived by his loving wife Valerie (Cagiano) Tanella of Tarpon Springs, Daughter Christine Tanella Dixler and her husband Alan of Westfield, NJ, sons Robert Tanella of Dallas, TX, Dean Tanella and his wife Dianne of Oldsmar, FL, John Tanella of Rutherford, NJ, 13 Grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Anthony was a former Builder and Building Inspector in New York City and various communities in New Jersey. But his greatest joy came from spending time with his devoted wife and his loving children and grandchildren.
There will be a visitation held at Dobies Funeral Home, 701 E. Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs, Fl. on Thursday October 10, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday October 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Tarpon Springs, FL.
Burial will be in the family plot in Gate of Heaven Cemetery East Hanover, NJ.
Dean Tanella (Son)
October 10, 2019, 12:00 am
Dad, simply put: you were a GREAT Dad. You adored your family. You were our biggest fan. You thought we hung the moon. Thank you for teaching me unconditional love, hard work, devotion, and most importantly, faith in and trust in the Lord. Your encouragement to me in every single endeavor spoke truth and success into all parts of my life. I will forever cherish our relationship, and be forever grateful for your belief in me. Save me some sausage and peppers, and yes, one fine Cuban cigar. We will indulge together in the Kingdom …. I love you Dad. So grateful ….
Jackie Gay (friend)
October 12, 2019, 12:00 am
I am sorry for your loss. I worked at the WalMart pharmacy and looked forward to Mr. & Mrs. Tanella coming in. He always made me smile.