Anthony V. Lovallo, 84

Anthony V. Lovallo “Super” of Cos Cob, CT passed away on March 29, 2024 at the age of 84. Tony was born in Port Chester, NY in 1939 to the late Vito Anthony and Carmella DeCarlo. He and his family moved to Greenwich in 1943 where they lived on a Field Point Circle estate where his father was employed as a caretaker. After his father’s death in 1958 the family moved to Cos Cob and Tony has been a “Cos Cobber” since.

Having 3 sibling brothers was influential in the competitive nature Tony has displayed throughout his life. The love and respect they had for one another didn’t deter them from wanting to beat each other each time they played. In the 1940’s he and his older brother John were chosen by the Greenwich Boys Club to meet Joe DiMaggio. When they appeared on DiMaggio’s television show they asked Mr. DiMaggio how he could compete against his brother Dominic. DiMaggio looked at them and replied “Don’t you want to beat your brother when you play against him? Case closed.

Tony’s love of basketball began at the age of 8, when he played on the junior squad at the Greenwich Boys Club. Basketball became his life – and at age 11 he was thrilled to become water boy for his older brother’s team. He went on to play adult basketball for the Boys Club, ultimately making the 1st All Star and All American teams in 1957. At the age of 12 or 13 he entered an Island Beach Day Boxing Exhibition Match wearing a Superman sweatshirt. The match was a draw but his sweatshirt scored a big win, earning Tony the nickname “Super” which he maintained throughout his life.

Tony graduated from Greenwich High School in 1958. He became co-owner of Bigger and  Lovallo Dry Wall after his discharge from the Navy. In 1965 he changed his occupation and worked for Electrolux Corp. where he met and married the love of his life, Barbara Livingstone. After being laid off by Electrolux, Tony was employed by Pitney Bowes Inc., where he remained until his retirement in 1999.

He was an avid boater and fisherman and entered several Blue Fish Derbies sponsored by The Greenwich Boat & Yacht Club. Wine making was another passion of his. For years family and friends would join him each September to help with the wine making process, beginning with crushing and pressing the grapes to bottling and placing in his well-stocked wine cellar.

Many hilarious and memorable moments were made for all involved. Tony was also known for his incredible love for animals. He was often spotted in his backyard feeding squirrels, birds and chipmunks or taking in stray animals and was known in Cos Cob for his kindness and compassion.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Lovallo was predeceased by a sister (Marie Treadwell) and two brothers (John) and (Vincent).

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Livingstone) of Cos Cob, sister Angie Post (Douglas) of Bethel, CT brother Daniel Lovallo of Greenwich, CT and numerous nephews and nieces.

To honor Anthony’s life, family and friends will gather on Tuesday from 400-8:00pmpm at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home 134 Hamilton Ave. Greenwich, CT 203-869-5968.

Where a funeral service will commence 11:00am Wednesday, followed by interment at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich, CT

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Greenwich Boys & Girls Club