In Loving Memory of Anthony Joseph Falletta

December 14, 1971
Bronxville, NY
October 01, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824

Visitation

Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Thursday 5-8 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield,
CT 06824

October 04, 2018

Service

St. Anthony of Padua Church

Mass of Christian Burial

149 South Pine Creek Road,
Fairfield,
CT 06824

Friday, October 5, 2018 10:30 a.m.

Cemetery

Family Gathering

Charity

Bridgeport Hospital Foundation-Oncology Support Services

267 Grant Street,
Bridgeport,
CT 06610 foundation.bridgeporthospital.org



Anthony Joseph Falletta

Anthony Joseph Falletta, age 46 of Fairfield, adored husband of Bernadette O’Brien Falletta and loving and supportive father of Joseph Brian and Anthony George, passed away peacefully Monday, October 1, 2018 following a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Born in Bronxville, NY, the son of the late Anthony and Bernadette Artino Falletta, had called Fairfield his home for the past 19 years. Anthony was an avid sports enthusiast-with a special fondness for baseball and football. Although he was a loyal Yankees and NY Giants fan, his favorite players were his two sons. Both on the field and off, Anthony supported his sons Joe and lil’ Anthony in every way and could always be found on the sidelines, quietly acknowledging their accomplishments with a simple nod of encouragement, a smile of approval, or an enthusiastic clap of the hands. The back nine at H. Smith Richardson with the “crew” was one of his favorite pastimes and he enjoyed afternoon walks on the beach with his wife and their dog Murphy. His love for sand under his feet and open water extended beyond Penfield Beach. The crashing waves of Cape Cod, the pristine sands of Florida, and the tranquil seacoast of South Carolina were also some of his favorite retreats. Anthony was honored to have achieved many goals in his career in sales management, but his family was his greatest source of pride. He found the most joy in spending time with those who mattered most to him—grilling by the backyard pool or sitting by the fire on football Sundays. Anthony made everyone in his life feel welcomed and heard—he listened with intent, laughed with enthusiasm, and offered advice when needed. The kindness, care, concern, and laughter he shared with his dear friends and loved ones brought him strength during his days of struggle.

Anthony felt so much gratitude for the support and care that he received from the all the staff at the Fairfield Smilow Center as he embraced his battle with dignity. Friends may greet the family on Thursday October 4th from 5-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 5th at 10:30 a.m. meeting directly at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Anthony’s name to “Bridgeport Hospital Foundation-Oncology Support Services” at foundation.bridgeporthospital.org. All donations will benefit cancer patients and their families in our community at the Fairfield/Trumbull Smilow Center. For information or to offer an online condolence, please visit www.spearMillerFuneralHome.com

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11 Guestbook Entries for Anthony Joseph Falletta

  1. My thoughts are with Bernadette, Joe, and Anthony. Your husband and dad was a wonderful man and a great friend to everyone who was lucky enough to know him. I had the honor of serving on the Fairfield American Little League Board of Directors with Anthony. He was our Player Agent. He truly cared about the kids and was always looking out for their best interest, especially those who lacked a voice. He was thoughtful and fair-minded and always put others needs above his own. I’m sure all that knew Anthony will feel as I do- I will miss my friend.

  2. It was with deep and profound sorrow I received the news of Anthony’s passing on Monday! For well over a year, beginning on October 17, 2016, Anthony and I would share text messages almost every other Monday morning prior to him receiving treatment. Without exception, his response to my reach-out was ALWAYS upbeat and positive, never batting an eye of doubt, sadness or frustration. I was inspired, encouraged and humbled by his outlook and bravery! The world has lost a true ambassador of courage and faith! He will be missed by many, and never forgotten by any who knew him!

    Godspeed,

    Greg Master (prior President of Getinge ACT-USA)

  3. My prayers are with your family. It is hard to imagine the strength Anthony must have had to never reveal to his coworkers what he was fighting for the past two years. Last winter Anthony would call me almost every day to inquire about my mother in law who was fighting her own battle with cancer. To say that Anthony was selfless is an understatement. Every time we had a scheduled business phone call, the business part would end after 5 min and we would talk for an hour about his boys, his love for South Carolina and of course politics! Luckily we shared the same views. Anthony was so proud of his sons and would tell me how much he loved working out with them and getting them stronger for the upcoming season. He was never afraid to express his faith in God and I know he is in heaven and in peace. God bless the Falletta family. Anthony will truly be missed.

  4. My condolences to all the family. Your husband and dad was a most awesome man!! Anthony was a fantastic person to work with and to know. Indeed, the boys were always our primary shared topic of conversation…..the various activities engaged in, status reports, and always his pride in their progress, development, and accomplishments. Family was always number 1! I will miss these chats on sports, beaches, and golf, and most of all of his insights and humor.

  5. Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Anthony. During this difficult time I hope that knowing you’re in the thoughts of many will be of comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  6. I am so saddened to hear the news. I learned this from a mutual mutual friend at the gym this morning and just couldn’t believe it. I so enjoyed our robust conversations about sports. We both loved college football. He talked frequently about his family. He was always beaming when he shared about you. Anthony had a good, good soul. He will be missed, but he will always be loved. Everyone was quiet at the gym this morning as the news was shared. My prayers are with you.

  7. Our deepest sympathies to Bern, Joe, and Anthony. I worked with Anthony for nearly 15 years. He was full of life, full of happiness and cherished his family. Of particular note to me was when the Falletta family purchased FAMILY TIME, the family boat. Since I had a very similar boat at the time I egged him on to buy it…so Bern you can blame me! 🙂 But that Christmas, since Anthony and I shared a love of boating, he bought me a brass mariner’s bell. That’s how Anthony was…considerate. I still have that bell as a decoration in my rec room. As a memorial to this great guy, I intend on inscribing his name on in with a “in memory of” message. Bern and boys, stay strong as I know you will. We all will miss him.

  8. To the Falletta family,
    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Anthony. Anthony and I worked together at Ortho for many years where I got to know him. He was such a kind and gentle soul. My thoughts and prayers are with the Falletta family.

  9. I did not know Anthony at all, but reading his obituary in the Fairfield patch this afternoon really touched me. My the lord watch over his family and his two boys and wife during this very tough time. I can tell by just reading this that he loved his family very much. The Falletta family will be in our family prayers tonight.

  10. So sorry for your lose. May you find comfort from your fond memories. The Bible gives us comfort when it assures us that soon all causes of suffering will end and mankind can enjoy life forever in perfect health. (Pslams 37:11,29; Revelation 21:3,4; John 17:3)
    We can even be reunited with our lost loved ones. (John 5:28,29)
    Please accept my sincere heartfelt condolences.
    jw.org website for more encouragement.