Anthony “Tony” J. Tranquillo, 72, of Southington, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Cape Cod Hospital, after a brief illness. He had been the loving husband of Anne Marie (Cello) Tranquillo for nearly 49 years.
Tony was born on November 25, 1948 in Gioia Sannitica, Italy, youngest son to the late Giuseppe and Pasqualina (Romano) Tranquillo.
Tony was a professional civil engineer, licensed in CT, MA, NY and was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineer. He worked for the town of Southington as the town engineer for almost 40 years, retiring in 2012. Most recently, he worked for Kratzert, Jones & Associates Inc. Tony was very active in the Southington community, coaching youth soccer for many years and volunteering with the Southington High School Band Backers where he and Anne Marie were affectionately known as “Mom and Dad.” Tony enjoyed vegetable gardening, tending to his fig and lemon trees and shell fishing at his home on the Cape. He also loved the Yankees but most of all, he treasured his family and his grandchildren were the light of his life.
In addition to his wife Anne Marie, Tony is survived by four sons, Joseph Tranquillo and his wife Lisa of Lewisburg, PA; Anthony Tranquillo and his wife Christina of Watertown; Michael Tranquillo of Southington and Vincent Tranquillo and his wife Jennifer of Rocky Hill and 5 cherished grandchildren, Laura, Paul, Lily, Charles and Leon. He is also survived by two sisters, Raffaela Michaelangelo and her husband Panfilo of East Haven and Anna Zarra and her husband Ernesto of Cheshire, brothers-in-law, Vincent Cello (Sharon), David Cello (Donna) both of Southington and Joseph Cello (Alison) of Newtown and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St, Plantsville. Please meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will he held on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. Face masks are required. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.
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