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Bellettini, Anthony

Anthony J. Bellettini passed away in Norwood on February 3, 2019 at the age of 63.  Born on September 23, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Olinto and Leigh Bellettini, and brother to the late John Bellettini.  At the age of 8, he first saw the movie ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ and became enamoured with the sport of archery.  He attended Perdue University, and after having several several high stress jobs, Anthony began taking classes in archery as a way of reducing his stress.  At age 29, he started with a couple of private lessons at a local archery range. By 1993, Anthony became one of the few Certified Level 4 Coaches in the US. In 1998, Anthony opened his first store and archery range, ArcheryUSA in Dedham.  His range was host to archery leagues, birthday parties, and weekly JOAD archery classes. Anthony had a great sense of humor and fun, he started the Boxer Shoots where the dress code required all archers to wear boxer shorts, he loved movies and movie trivia. He was a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and participated in medieval re-enactments. Every Christmas, he threw a potluck Winter Ball party for students and customers; with a huge miniature Christmas village that took center stage at the store. Anthony’s life was the archery community, his students, and his shop, BayState Archery. He knew everybody in the sport, and everything there was to know about shooting Recurve bows, the art and the lore of making and shooting arrows. He was a master arrow maker; his arrows improved your scores. His own shooting passion was traditional archery. Anthony became ordained by the Universal Life Church Monastery, and took on the habit of a Brother.  

He is survived his nieces Jaime Bellettini-Hoffman, Jillian Bellettini, nephews Jonathan Bellettini and Jason Bellettini, his sister-in-law Lynn Bellettini-Ziomber, and great-neices to Alexis Bellettini and Savannah Hoffman, and great-nephew, Alexander Bellettini. His memory lives on with all his extended Archery Family. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a  memorial service for Anthony on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham, MA 02026, with interment to follow at Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham. 

Guestbook Entries

  1. Bob Siteman
    February 18th, 2019 | 9:41 am

    Rest in Peace Anthony!!

  2. Amanda Moore
    February 19th, 2019 | 1:06 pm

    Coach, you are so missed. Your love of archery will live on through your students. Rest peacefully.

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