Mr. Anthony Petruzzi, Jr.

  • Born: January 23, 1918
  • Died: June 10, 2019
  • Location: Mashpee, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Anthony Petruzzi, Jr. of Mashpee formerly of Stoneham, loving husband of the late Margaret (Monteforte) Petruzzi, passed Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Born in Everett, he is the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Caprio) Petruzzi.

Anthony grew up in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. He served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Anthony moved to Stoneham in 1957 and raised his family. He moved to the Cape in 1973. He owned and operated Red Top Transportation and after his retirement, he worked as the maintenance supervisor for New Seabury Corp. in Mashpee. Anthony was an active member of Christ the King Parish in Mashpee. He volunteered his time at church being an usher and at Bingo. He also assisted with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Anthony has a vast number of friends. He enjoyed spending time with his buddies at Southport playing Texas hold'em, Poker, Gin Rummy, Cribbage and Bocce. Anthony was loved by many people including his devoted family.

He is the Devoted Father of Christine Wainer and her husband Michael and Carol Lyons. Cherished grandfather of Christopher Wainer and his wife Erica, Alison Musci, Brian Lyons and his fiancée Mary Hart. Great grandfather of Claire and Ian Wainer and Matthew and Samantha Musci. Loving brother of Frances Curry and the late Carmella Vetrano and the late Linda Rossi, along with uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories at the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (Rt. 28) STONEHAM on Thursday June 13th from 4 to 8pm. Parking attendants and elevator are available.

A Funeral Mass Celebrating Anthony's Eternal Life will be held at Christ the King Parish, 3 Job's Fishing Rd., Mashpee, on Friday June 14th at 10:30am.

Interment will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on Monday June 17th at 10:15 am.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Anthony's Memory to the South Port Scholarship Fund __17 Classic Circle, Mashpee, MA 02649 or to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, Gift Processing Center, 41 Mall Rd., Burlington, MA 01805.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I interviewed Tony for our Southport Village Voices and was amazed by his life of energy and good works. He was a good nature guy with a hello and a handshake for everyone, and he had Stone Hands! Tony left a vivid impression wherever he went and is missed.

Posted by ERNEST RUBER - MASHPEE, MA - Friend   June 20, 2019

Dear Christine and Carol,
Our family was so sorry to hear about Tony's passing. During our early years in Stoneham he and my dad were close companions. In later years we enjoyed his company in Florida and Cape Cod. Leo and Tony were indeed best friends, and we always had such a great time when Tony was around. They conspired like little kids even when they were in their nineties! My parents truly loved Margaret and Tony and they shared so many wonderful experiences with them. It is a comfort to know that they will be resting in Bourne...just as they planned

Posted by Jean Doran Bartolucci Doran - Belleair Bluffs, FL - Friend   June 18, 2019

To Chrissy and Carol -
I was SO sorry to hear about your beloved dad's passing. What an amazing life he led. He was an exceptional human being - a great soul. My parents - Rita and Walter - loved you and your entire family beyond measure. Imagine all the reunions taking place up in heaven! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your memories give you peace and comfort. Rest in Peace dear Razzi.
Love, Marybeth Skerry Haake XoXo

Posted by Marybeth Skerry Haake - TX - Family Friend   June 15, 2019

I knew Tony (Red Top) back at International Paper Co. He had his trucks and I was the shipper along with Vernon Snow and Jerry Finnegan. Tony came to my wedding in 1966 and we later lost track of each other. I moved out of state and International Paper closed the Somerville plant. He was a great guy and I am sorry that I never followed up to see him.
God bless his family.
Paul Keeley

Posted by A friend   June 13, 2019

Dear Carol, Christine and family. We were so sad to hear of your Dad's passing. He truly was one of the good guys. He was a good friend to all that had the privilege of knowing him. My Dad enjoyed his friendship and time spent working with your Dad. They were the A team. My Dad would always speak of how much he loved and adored his family. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Lorraine & Bob Anderson - MA   June 12, 2019

Dear Christine and Carol, I am so sorry to hear of your dear Dad's passing. What an inspiration he was to everyone! My father always spoke so well of him.They were kindred spirits in many ways, and shared so much in common, as both Truck drivers and veterans of the war. May you both be given peace and comfort, celebrating his wonderful life and the legacy of children & grandchildren he so cherished. God bless you and your families.

Posted by Marlene Corkum Fitzpatrick - Austin, TX - Family Friend   June 11, 2019

I'll always have fond memories of your Dad! Visits at the house and of course all the Elk events! He was such a nice guy and so much fun! God Speed Mr Petruzzi say Hi to Mary and Clem for me!


Posted by Mary Jane Duonolo Cormier - Pelham, NH - Family Friend   June 11, 2019

When we greeted one another I would singSweetheart,Sweetheart,Sweetheart in my best Jeanette McDonald soprano,and he would answer How I love youin his best Nelson Eddy baritone. When he called me on the phone he would sayhello,baby...I'm still above ground!. I will miss him more than I can say. We lived across the street from one another in Mashpee and he talked us into coming to Florida to the condo he stayed in on Indian Shores. These were the happiest,funniest,memorable winters we ever had...thanks to Tony. We made so many friends in the years we spent together. I could write a book about our adventures. Tony,my love, you will always be my sweetheart. As long as I have my will always be the most unforgettable guy I ever met. Till we meet again.....Babs xxx

Posted by Barbara Cunha - Medford, MA - Friend   June 10, 2019