In Memory

Tony Marcheletta

February 26, 1950 - March 8, 2012

Anthony (Tony) Marchelletta 62, former longtime resident of New Canaan Ct and most recently Palm Coast, Fl. passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012 after his courageous battle with lung cancer in hospice care in Palm Coast, FL.

Tony was born at St Joseph’s hospital in Stamford CT February 26, 1950. He was the son of the late Joseph and Caroline Marchelletta of Putnam Road, New Canaan. He was predeceased by his brother Billy Marchelletta. He is survived by his wife Rhonda Brown Marchelletta a step daughter Crystal Rappoccio and her two children Kelsey Rappoccio and Briana Condie, of Palm Coast, FL.

Tony graduated from New Canaan High in 1969. He then became a parking attendant in New Canaan and was an auxiliary police officer as well. He also attended the police academy in Meriden CT and was hired as a Ridgefield police officer for several years and then transferred to .the New Canaan police department. He was also a volunteer fireman and member of the Knights of Columbus. Tony loved flying planes, playing the drums (played in several bands and was an accomplished drummer), golfing, boating and his fast cars. Frank Sinatra and Buddy Rich were his idols. Tony was a self-employed Owner-Broker of Palm Coast Florida Real Estate and Property Management.

Tony loved spending time with his family and friends, his two dog’s Maxie and Tinkerbelle, beach outings and cruises. “Tony will be remembered for his contagious laugh and his big smile”.

Donations can be made to your local hospice or lung cancer association in Tony’s name.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 , 11:30 AM at St Aloysius Church, New Canaan, CT

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01/06/18 10:32 PM #1    

Jim Murphy

Many of us may not have distinct memories of the two years at Saxe, but, for me, one event continues to stand out. From 7th grade, in fact, and i am sure that more than a few of us can recall this: a battle of two drummers. Tony was our 7th grade classmate, versus Stan McKee, who was in 8th grade. I assume it was a talent show or something like that, probably held on stage. Both were really precocious drummers, very skilled. I only know that we in the audience were in awe of both of them. So I am pleased to read that he continued drumming all his life. He had a gift.

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