Anthony was born on May 9, 1988, to Angelina (Luongo) Palmieri and Lewis Palmieri.
Anthony attended Southington Schools along with a bit of college education. Anthony played for the SVMFL Chargers and Jets in his youth years as well as shot competitively for the Bell City Rifle Club, where he achieved multiple ribbons and accolades. Anthony loved to fish fresh and saltwater species. As Anthony grew older, whatever he drove had to be fast; speed was his friend, be it his dirt bike, snowmobile or his faithful custom fat boy Harley. He was usually driving those machines like he stole them!
Anthony worked as a plumber for All American Plumbing and Air Conditioning and recently began a new career path working for Techno Metal Post of Cheshire CT, installing Helical Piers securing foundation structures.
Anthony loved his family without condition and we loved him more than he will ever know. Anthony you were a great son; we are extremely proud of you and all your accomplishments, big or small. You left us way too soon, way too young and there was so much more life to live. Your absence has changed our family structure forever. Our hearts are broken beyond repair. We pray as you took your last breath here on earth, the Lord took you by the hand and led you to the waiting open arms of your grandmothers and grandfather. We pray you truly have the eternal peace you so deserve.
Besides the love for his immediate family, Anthony had four very important loves. Firstly, his fiancee’, Rachel Genesky, they were to wed October 23, 2022 and secondly, his faithful German Shepard “ Spartan.” Thirdly, Anthony was also an incredible horse dad to “ Mr. Blue” and would always give him the best hugs and nostril rubs. Finally, Anthony’s huge love and his rock, was working out and bodybuilding training at multiple gyms, including Club Fitness in Bristol and Universal Fitness in Watertown, with Rachel regularly. They were always “firing up the rocket fuel” and crushing it, grunting and talking it up, throwing some steel around. He loved to pump iron and as he put it “grow and make huge gains.” Anthony had an appetite like a horse. He could eat what could feed ten men. His favorite meal was his mom's chicken, rice and gravy- that was Anthony’s Kryptonite.
For the true happiness his fiancee’ Rachel brought into his life, we as parents are forever grateful beyond words. He was so happy and content and she brought out the best in him with their loving relationship.
Anthony's presence would light up the room. He was the life of the party with a huge heart and an infectious laugh. He would give you the shirt off his back and always try to help others when at times he couldn’t help himself.
Oh the joy that Anthony, Zak and Luke brought to us as parents and each other as brothers, a bond beyond belief. Ant you definitely left your footprint on all of our hearts and all who you touched during their lives. You made us all better people and I praise you for doing so. Son, you may be gone from our physical presence, but you will always be in our hearts and souls and never ever forgotten. Love you much and forever bud. Nobody or nothing can ever take the joy that you have brought to our lives as well as our entire family unit.
In addition to his mother and father Angie and Lew Palmieri of Southington, Anthony is survived by his brothers, Zak Palmieri (Katie Flight), Luke Palmieri (Reilly Baker), Uncle Billy and Auntie Chrissy, Auntie Kathy and Tony, Uncle Rick and Tia, Uncle Pat and Auntie Marybeth, Uncle Al and Auntie Maggie, Uncle Tony, cousins Matt, Jake, Nick, Stef, Rachel, Dani, Dom, Little Dom, Auntie Sherry and Aunt Me.
Ant was predeceased by his grandparents, Lew and Loretta Palmieri, Giovannina Luongo and his Uncle Chuck. He also leaves many, many, many great friends and acquaintances made over the years, as well as many past brothers from Diablos MC.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ant's memory may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 (https://dogood.t2t.org) or to Manes and Motions Therapeutic Riding Center, 2150 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT 06053 (https://hfsc.org/sports-and-fitness/manes-and-motions/). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022 at the Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Summer St, Plantsville. Please meet directly at church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.