Mr. Anthony P. Amabile Jr., 73, of 117 Weeping Willow Drive, formerly of Haddad Road Waterbury, passed away on Sunday September 18, 2016 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach surrounded by his daughters and grandchildren. He was the widower of Maryellen (Ricciardi) Amabile who died July 30, 2015.
Tony was born in Waterbury on October 1, 1942, son of the late Anthony P. and Edith (Tiso) Amabile Sr. He graduated from Watertown High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a police officer for the City of Waterbury Police Department from 1966 to 1985 when he retired. He also worked as director of security for the Naugatuck Valley Mall. He and his wife Maryellen moved from Waterbury to Myrtle Beach in 2005. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5086 in Myrtle Beach and was a Knight of the 3rd Degree. He was a member of the Coastal Carolina Shields Law Enforcement Club. He was an avid classic car enthusiast. He enjoyed going to the movie theater and dining out. His greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed going to the casino and was a big fan of professional wrestling which he faithfully watched twice a week.
He is survived by four daughters; Sharon Bergin with whom he made his home of Myrtle Beach, Karen Perugini and her husband Victor of Watertown, Kathy Cavallaro and her husband Mark of Oakville and Tonilynn Coco and her husband Anthony of Rocky Hill, a sister; Marie Amabile of Meriden, eight grandchildren; Anthony and Nicholas Bergin of Myrtle Beach, Giovanna and Victor Perugini Jr. of Watertown, Brandon and Mark Cavallaro Jr. of Oakville and Ava and Joseph Coco of Rocky Hill, and a great grandson; Timothy Bergin of Myrtle Beach.
Arrangements: Funeral Thursday September 29, 2016 at 10 a.m. from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home 430 Chase Parkway to St. Mary Magdalen Church in Oakville for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial with full military honor will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Watertown. Calling hours will he held Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home