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Anthony J. Paguni

January 10, 1956 — November 7, 2023

Meriden, CT

Anthony J. Paguni, 67, of Meriden, CT, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 after a short but brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

Anthony was born on January 10, 1956 in Middletown, CT to the late Philip A. and Rosemarie (Annino) Paguni. He graduated from Xavier High School in Middletown, Class of 1974, where he excelled in Track & Field, especially the discus throw. Anthony was the former owner of the Cabin Restaurant in Meriden and currently worked as the Assistant Manager at UCONN Dining Services for the last 20 years.

Tony was an avid guitar player and loved listening to live music, attending countless concerts over the years. He was also a food connoisseur and an amazing cook. He was happiest when he was cooking and singing and cherished the times he spent in the summers at Chapman Beach with his family and friends.

Tony is survived by two children: son, Brandon Paguni of Meriden and daughter, Brittany Paguni of Largo, FL and his former wife, Linda Paguni of Largo, FL. He is also survived by his sister, Rosemary Aramony and husband William of Alexandria, VA; 3 nephews: Will, Steven and David Aramony, his close friend and companion, Dawn Hendricks Landino of Durham and several cousins and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Diane Paguni Burns and nephew, Douglas Burns.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741(

Calling hours will be held from 4 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. A memorial service will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at the Plantsville Funeral Home.  Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.  For online condolences and directions, please visit

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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