Just shy of his 90th birthday, Tony was called home into his Eternal Peace in Heaven on Friday, January 29, 2021. Tony will be lovingly remembered by his wife Theresa “Terry” (Nee Carr) D’Acquisto, his daughters, Sandy (Larry) LoCoco and Gina (Jason) Pokorny, his grandchildren Andrew, Kathleen, Michael, Matthew, Sam, and Maggie. He is further survived by many other relatives and special friends.
Tony was predeceased by his first wife Kathleen A., his son, Anthony Jr., his parents Dominic and Dorotea, and his brothers Joe, Thomas (Elsie), Richard (Carolyn), John (Mary), and Thomas (Grace).
A special thank you to Tony’s caregivers LaTonja Davis and Iesha Johnson.
Tony grew up in the Third Ward of Milwaukee and moved later to the Wauwatosa area. He attended St.Rita’s grade school (class of 1946). He proudly attended Lincoln High School (class of 1950) where he played football and was known for his tenacious and aggressive style.
Tony was the proud owner of the original Fruit Boat and Tropic Banana Companyfor over 50 years. His days were long without regard to the clock. He always strived to meet his customer’s needs and his customers knew he would not let them down. He often would be a backup for other venders that couldn’t meet their customer’s needs. His reputation was one of dependability and honesty.
Tony enjoyed traveling, talking about the “Good Old Days” from the East side, brewing up a barrel of good wine and relaxing in the back yard with a little libation and stimulating conversation with the neighbors. He was a diehard and lifelong Packer fan and enjoyed watching sports.
Tony will be greatly missed and remembered for his generosity, kindness, compassion and his zest for life, which he lived to the fullest.
Visitation at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 4-6 pm. Mass of Christian Burial at SAINT MARY’S VISITATION PARISH, 1260 Church Street, Elm Grove, WI 53122 on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10:30 am.
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