WATERBURY – Anthony F. Dance, 73, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Cheshire Regional Rehab. He was the husband of Rita (Como) Dance.
Anthony was born September 21, 1946, in Waterbury, the son of the late Anthony and Veronica (Litke) Dance. He was raised in Waterbury, graduating from Croft H.S. in 1965. He was the Owner/Operator of Tony’s Meat Market. He was a member of the B.P.O.E Lodge 265, where he had many fond memories. He was an avid hunter, and card player who loved the Yankees, UCONN Basketball, and working on his 1964 ½ Ford Mustang.
Besides his wife of almost 50 years, Anthony is survived by his sister Loretta Peskesy of Bristol; his nephews Chris, and Kurt Ferrari of Waterbury; his niece Lisa Ferrari of Southington; numerous great nieces and nephews throughout Naugatuck; sister-in-law Cynthia “Como” and her husband Skender Muharem of Middlebury; brother-in-law Edward and his wife Stacey Como of Berlin; sister-in-law Kathleen Como and her husband Glenn Holland of Cheshire. In addition to his parents, Anthony was predeceased by his brother-in-law Klem Peskesy; his sister Lucille Ferrari as well as his brother-in-law Willy Ferrari, and his sister-in-law Karen Nolan.
Arrangements – Funeral services will start at 10:00 A.M on Monday February 10, 2020, with the funeral procession leaving the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Waterbury, 496 Chase Ave. and proceeding to Blessed Sacrament Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2 to 4 P.M. at the funeral home with the Elks Ritual being held at 3:45 P.M to conclude calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1075 Chase Parkway #4, Waterbury, CT, 06708.