Anthony “Tony” C. Ceneviva, 82, of Bristol, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 25, 2016. He was the loving husband of Carmela (Pio) Ceneviva and together they shared 55 years of marriage. Born on March 7, 1934 in Calabria, Italy, he was the son of the late Attilio and Rose (Catazzariti) Ceneviva.
Tony was known in the community as the longtime owner and chef of Anthony’s Restaurant in the Bristol Centre Mall. Later in his career, he worked at BARC for many years as chef and job coach to the BARC children and young adults. He was a valued volunteer at the Bristol Senior Center, an active member of the Elks Club, and was a former President of Edgewood Little League. Tony treasured his time watching his grandchildren play baseball, and will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Besides his beloved wife Carmela, Tony leaves his children Rose Smith and her husband Robert of Bristol, Mary Randles and her husband James of Bristol and Attilio Ceneviva and his wife Catherine of Simsbury; his grandchildren Patrick Smith, Nicholas Randles, Luke Smith, Sydney Randles, Anthony Ceneviva, Paolo Ceneviva and Ella Ceneviva.
He also leaves his nephews and niece, Vito, Attilio, and Rose Paparazzo, Dennis, David and Dale Ceneviva along with Mark and Russell Ceneviva. Tony was preceded in death by his sister Nina Paparazzo and brothers Domenick, Attilio and Carl Ceneviva.
A celebration of Tony’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 beginning at 10:00 a.m. from the O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville/Bristol and will proceed to St. Anthony Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at Holy Family Chapel Mausoleum in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Tony’s name to the American Lung Association of Connecticut, 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108.
For online condolences, please visit www.obrien-funeralhome.com