Antonio Elso Fantin, of Greenwich, passed October 3 at the age of 82, just over two months after the passing of his beloved wife, Josephine Carlucci Fantin.
Prior to that heartbreaking loss, he suffered with debilitating health issues for many years.
Born in Villotta di Chions PN, Italy on March 9, 1933 to Emilio Fantin and Emilia Facchin, Antonio was an old world mason.
In 1951 he came to Windsor ON Canada, where he met the love of his life “Jo,” a Greenwich resident. Married for 59 years, they built a life together in Chickahominy then Riverside.
Known to all as “Tony,” he was a generous man who offered his time and many talents to family, friends, and the community. Not only a master at his craft and jack-of-all-trades, he also loved to cook for others and garden. Many enjoyed the fruits of his labor, and it made him happy to share. He didn’t express himself with many words, it was his kind actions that spoke volumes.
Antonio is survived by his three children, David Fantin (Robin), Michael Fantin, and Nancy Fantin, as well as his grandchildren, Garrett and Ariana Fantin. Also survived by his siblings, Ada, Aldo, Ida, Bruno, and Remigio; predeceased by Sergio, and Lidia earlier this year.
To honor both Antonio and Josephine Fantin, family and friends will gather on Wednesday from 4:00-8:00pm at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave, Greenwich.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday 10am at St Roch’s Church, followed by entombment at St Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Greenwich Hospital or St Roch’s would be appreciated.
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