Anthony Michael Baldino, age 79, beloved husband of Joan Minotti Baldino, passed away on January 3, 2020. He was born in Bridgeport, CT on February 3, 1940, and was a long time resident of Newtown, CT before relocating to Florida to enjoy retirement.
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Anthony graduated from Central High School (CT) in 1958. He worked for the Singer Co. (CT) for a short time before being employed by the Southern Connecticut Gas Co. from which he retired after more than 30 years of service. Anthony was a member of the United States Army Reserves in the 1960s when the Berlin Wall was erected.
He was an intelligent man with a sharp wit who could often be found working on home improvement projects or repairing his cars. Anthony enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and an occasional political debate. He was a New York Yankees fan and faithfully supported the New York Jets. During retirement, he became a Pickle Ball enthusiast and enjoyed attending yoga classes with his wife.
In addition to his beloved wife of 68 years, he is survived by his son Anthony M. Baldino, Jr. and his wife Pamela; his granddaughters, Nicole and Jessica and his grandson, James V. Baldino, Jr. He is also survived by his sister, Bernadette M. Baldino (CT); his in-laws Olga Fitzpatrick (CT) and Michael and Mary Ellen Wallach (SC) as well as several nieces and nephews and six cousins.
Anthony was predeceased by his parents Michael, Effie and Angela Baldino; his infant daughter, Doreen E. Baldino; his son, James V. Baldino, Sr. and his infant grandson, Anthony Michael Baldino III.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday January 13, 2020 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Leesburg, FL at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11am.