NORTH HAVEN – Anthony J. Vitale, 86, of North Haven (formerly of East Haven), and Orleans, Mass., passed away peacefully on September 25, 2020. He was born in West Haven on November 17, 1933, to the late Anthony and Rosaria (DiLeo) Vitale.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Gloria Zambrano Vitale, and his three loving children, Anthony (Rebecca) Vitale of Cheshire, Maryann (Peter) Beltz of Woodbridge, and Rosemarie (Martin) Hummel of Orange, and his cherished grandchildren Kathryn, Anthony and Samantha Vitale, Peter James, Julianne and Jared Beltz and Allison and Kyle Hummel.
Anthony was the proud owner of Andy’s Market with his brothers for 54 years. Anthony was a founding member of East Haven Youth Hockey, a lifetime member of Elm City Gun Club, a member of the Sacred Heart Academy Fathers’ Club and a past member of the East Coast Swamp Flyers RC Club. He was a past communicant and Eucharistic minister at St. Clare Church and a recipient of the St. Joseph’s Medal of Honor. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family at their vacation home on Cape Cod. He looked forward to spending every summer with his grandchildren enjoying the pool on Redfield Avenue and long summer days on Nauset Beach.
He was predeceased by his brothers Andrew, Joseph and Joseph C. Vitale and his stepfather Jack Vitale.
Visiting hours were held on Monday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Iovanne Funeral Home, Inc., 11 Wooster Place, New Haven. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Michel Church, 29 Wooster Place, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Manor, 261 Benham St., Hamden, CT 06514. Share a memory and sign Tony’s guest book online at www.iovanne.com.