Anthony John Chietero

July 10, 1950 - April 5, 2021
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Anthony J. Chietero, a lifelong devout Catholic and resident of Venice, FL, passed away on April 5, 2021 with his loving family by his side. He was 70 years old.

Born in Bronx, NY on July 10, 1950, Tony was the son of the late Frank and Lucy Chietero. Tony attended mass regularly and was a proud Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Lourdes in Venice, FL. As a child, he enjoyed playing many sports including hockey and baseball, and was a diehard Yankees fan.

Tony was a dedicated 50-year member of the Local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local #3. Tony participated in the reconstruction of the Statue of Liberty, Shea Stadium and many other landmarks throughout the five boroughs of NY. The restored statue was reopened during Liberty Weekend, its 100-year anniversary celebration held July 3–6, 1986 and featured First Lady Nancy Reagan. Some of the men who took part in the reconstruction were invited to this event and Tony had the honor of dancing with Nancy Reagan.

Anthony met his wife Nina in 2004 and six years later they were married in Warwick NY, where they resided prior to retiring to Florida.

Anthony is survived by his beloved wife Nina, beloved children Jeanette and Anthony Jr., sister Annmarie (Clement), nephew Douglas and Niece Lauren, children Michael, Paul (Alexa), and Kristin (William) and 4 grandchildren Emily, Abigail, Gavin and Ella, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests to please donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.



From His Wife Nina to Tony:

Tony’s unwavering faith remained true, and he was an inspiration to all who knew him. His witty and often goofy sense of humor was infectious, and he was always looking for the next good laugh. He loved his NY Yankees, NY Giants and NJ Devils and we loved going to and watching the games together. He was actively involved with The Italian American Club of Venice, where his sharp mind kept him learning while taking language classes. He enjoyed passing the time by doing crossword puzzles. He was so kind, and I will miss his gentle way. A couple of years ago we started to go out for “Trivia Night”, and it quickly became part of our weekly routine. He so looked forward to getting together with his friends and spending time with them. I always knew I was loved and well respected and we had so many great adventures together traveling. He loved his family, and they were the most important thing in the world to him. You could say that Tony did it right. He had his priorities straight, I was so lucky to have found him, and am grateful for the time we shared together.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Farley Funeral Home - Venice Chapel


265 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285

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Service Information

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church


1301 Center Road, , Venice, FL, 34292

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Venice Memorial Gardens


1950 Center Road, , Venice, FL, 34292

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Phone: 877-272-6226

1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Born: July 10, 1950
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Cousin Thomas posted on 4/15/21

You were such a BIG part of my life. I will keep you alive in my Heart! Rest In Peace


Elena-Marie Dalton posted on 4/14/21

In memory of Anthony John Chietero, Elena-Marie Dalton lit a candle


Heather Pellagrino posted on 4/12/21

Jeanette & Michael I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your dad as a kind and generous man. He always made me feel welcome in his home, and he had a great sense of humor. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.


Lauren Quirke posted on 4/11/21

My deepest condolences to my Aunt Nina, my cousin Jeanette, Michael, Paul and Kristin. I feel so fortunate and blessed to have had my Uncle Anthony in my life. Everyone who knew him remembers him as a kind, funny, loving, intelligent and gregarious soul who was deeply loved by everyone in our family. I feel incredibly proud to be his Goddaughter, and as his Godchild he has made me feel incredibly special and loved my entire life. Some of my most cherished memories are of my Uncle Anthony and Aunt Nina spending time with us. I loved to listen to my mom and my uncle relive memories of their childhood. I would listen raptly and laugh along as they reminisced about my grandparents, whom we loved and adored, of their life growing up in the Bronx, and of our many aunts and cousins. It filled my heart to see how much happiness my Uncle found in his life; he truly loved his retirement and his life with my Aunt Nina and their many friends in Florida. He participated in everything and anything; trivia nights, Italian lessons, cruises, sports games, volunteered as a Eucharistic minister—he exemplified for me what it means to find beauty in all that surrounds you and truly live life to its fullest. I will think about him often with a smile and always remember the love he had for his family and for his children. To my Godfather—Thank you for all your love. I love you always, in this life and the next. Love, the Godchild


Tina & Harry Sidoli posted on 4/11/21

In memory of Anthony John Chietero, Tina & Harry Sidoli lit a candle


Louise elleo posted on 4/10/21

The Lord welcomes Anthony with open arms into the Gates of Heaven Louise and Keith


Louise elleo posted on 4/10/21

Nina Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. Anthony was a true fan through and through. His love ❤️ for you will carry on Louise and Keith Elleo


Julia Beers posted on 4/10/21

I’ll always remember Mr. Chietero as having a warm smile and being a great dad to my friend Jeanette. I often think of the fun we had when he took us down to see that baseball game. I’m so sorry for his sudden passing. Know that I’m thinking of all of you during this difficult time.


Denise % Monte Goldstein posted on 4/10/21

Our Deepest Sympathy


George Gatto posted on 4/8/21

Praying for the entire family. We all grew up in the Bronx together. RIP


Ralph Bondi posted on 4/8/21

Anthony was a good friend to me and my late brother Joe when we all lived in the Bronx. As men, we seldom saw each other but boyhood memories tied us tightly together. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.


Carlo Calo posted on 4/8/21

I grew up with Anthony in the projects in the Bronx. Even though we didn't know each other well, we played all sports together regularly. He was a great kid and whenever we met as men in later years I could see his essential character as a man hadn't changed. Our deepest condolences to Anthony's family. RIP Anthony. Carlo Calo and family.


Anthony Petito posted on 4/8/21

To Our friend Anthony, Bobbi and I will miss you deeply. You were always in our mind and heart, RIP!


VITO RESCINITI posted on 4/8/21

hi jeanette so sorry for your kenny and anthony were best of friends.alot of laughs and great memmories..will be missed.RIP my friend


VITO RESCINITI posted on 4/8/21

to my old buddy from the bronx.many great memories.RIP my friend


Kenny Lomba posted on 4/8/21

Hi Jeanette, so sorry for your loss. I know you don't know me but I'm an old friend of Anthony's. An over 60 friendship, we grew up in the Edenwald projects together,, a lot of great memories. The Best to you and the rest of the family,, Kenny Lomba


Denise Skirianos posted on 4/6/21

Jeanette I’m so sorry for you and your families loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


Celeste & Paul Maggio posted on 4/6/21

Our heartfelt condolences on your loss Jeanette. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Noreen Frodella posted on 4/6/21

I am so sorry for your loss, my condolences.


Cousin Frankie posted on 4/6/21

To my cousins , Jeanette & Anthony , I am sorry for loss , I am sad your dad left us so early. He was a good man , treated me like a son when I just a young lad & took me to many islander games and spent lots of time with me. He had a big heart & I'll never forget him. My love to you both, may he Rest In Peace Love Cousin Frankie


Lisa Korinski posted on 4/6/21

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family Jeanette. May God give you strength during this time of sorrow. Lisa Korinski and Family


Chris and Rob Bamberg posted on 4/6/21

Jeanette, Rob and I are so sorry for your loss. We know it hurts. We are here for you.


Anthony Chietero JR posted on 4/6/21

Sorry for your loss Jeanette take comfort that your father is not in pain anymore


All our love, Pilar Shilad and Family posted on 4/6/21

Please receive our most sincere condolences. May he Rest In Peace and May your family find peace and comfort in his final rest.