Antonio Gelonesi, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on January 1st, 2023.
Antonio was born November 6th,1960, in Cirella, Reggio Calabria, Italy, to the late Nicola and Assunta Tarantino Gelonesi.
Antonio came to this country in 1970 at the age of 9 where he resided in Stamford until his passing. He attended Stamford public schools and graduated from Westhill High School in 1979.
Antonio’s passion was taking care of his yard and his flower and vegetable garden. Those that walked by would stop to admire his landscaping and compliment him on his meticulous work.
Antonio is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Carla Cannata Gelonesi, his children whom he loved and was extremely proud of, Ofc. Nicholas A. Gelonesi, USN Sailor Stefania T. Gelonesi, and his mother-in-law Assunta Cannata, whom he adored and respected. Several nieces and nephews. A great-niece and three great-nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Maurice Church, 358 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, CT. Interment will immediately follow at St. John Cemetery, Darien, CT.
Friends and family may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave, Stamford, CT on Friday, January 6th, from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org/donate or the Lustgarten Foundation at www.lustgarten.org/donate.
To leave online condolences please visit www.cognetta.com.