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LaMonica, Anthony S.

Anthony Santo LaMonica, a resident of Medfield, and formerly of Dedham, died Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the Norwood Hospital. He was 78. “Owl” as he was known to his childhood friends, was born on November 20, 1941 in Boston, Massachusetts. The son of Philip and Clara (Carlucci) LaMonica. After high school, his family moved to Dedham where he was inducted in to the US Army in 1960. Tony served honorably until his discharge in 1962. He returned home to marry his wife of 57 years, Carol Jean (Porter). In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Tina Anderson and her husband Michael of West Roxbury and Denese LaMonica of Norwood; his sons, Philip LaMonica of Framingham and Stephan LaMonica of Fort Lauderdale, FL.; his four granchildren, Stephanie LaMonica, Staff Sergeant Nicholas Batson, Felicia LaMonica and Patrick McDonald; his two sisters, Yolanda Lague, and Paula Cambell and her husband Ian; as well as two very close cousins, Richard Flamboras and Connie Landy; and many nieces and nephews. Tony was the brother of the late Hugh LaMonica. He was one of the original founders of the Dedham Youth Commission and an avid coin collector. He loved music and dance and often entertained others with his beautiful singing voice. He was a member of the Living Waters Church in Norwood, and his greatest joy came from his willingness to help others through their personal struggles. Services will be scheduled once the current sheltering orders have been lifted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road, #200, Framingham, MA 01701 and would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Sharon McHugh
    March 25th, 2020 | 4:01 pm

    My sincere condolences to Denise and all her family.

  2. Corrine
    March 25th, 2020 | 4:26 pm

    So so sorry Tina my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Cheryl Ziino Vitiello
    March 25th, 2020 | 4:44 pm

    Tony, You are forever in my heart. You have always been like a father to me.
    My heart is with the entire LaMonica Family at this sad and difficult time.
    All my love, Cheryl

  4. Lynne Rogers
    March 25th, 2020 | 5:14 pm

    Denese and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there with you Dee but please know I am just a phone call away

  5. Kathy Morrison-Carter
    March 25th, 2020 | 5:24 pm

    I will remember and love you forever as my “other” Dad….. DaddyTony… Thank you for accepting me into your extended family… I admired your faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and appreciated our Bible discussions and listening to Christian music and praying together… I will continue to love and support my “other” Mom , Carol, my dear friend Denese and the rest of your family. It was a privledge and an honor to get to know you..See you in heaven if I’m found worthy, I know that’s where you are… All my Love DaddyTony..❤️✝️❤️ Kathy

  6. Yolanda Lague
    March 25th, 2020 | 5:42 pm

    Dear sweet brother of mine, I will miss you all so very much..I’ll miss our long conversations..memories we shared as children with our brother Hugh (Jimmy) and our baby sister Paula…memories we shared about hanging out with your friends and my loving sister n law Carol your wife…I’ll miss you dear brother until we meet again..

  7. Kathy Dimartino
    March 25th, 2020 | 5:54 pm

    Denese and Family
    I’m so sorry for your Loss God Has Another Angel

  8. Antoinette Hutcheon
    March 25th, 2020 | 7:42 pm

    Rest in peace my Sweet Uncle and God father! I will be asking you for faith advice from a different curcuit now but I know you will hear me. Love your little Tony. Only you could call me that. XO! Rest in sweet peace. Another Angel to watch over me. I got a fleet now. ❤

  9. William Hutcheon II
    March 25th, 2020 | 8:35 pm

    Rest In the sweetest peace Uncle Tony.Ever since I was a small boy you were always larger than life and a real life “super hero” in my eyes. You will always be that way in my heart.

  10. Glen an Darlene Portanova sr
    March 25th, 2020 | 11:39 pm

    Our prayers are with your family.
    God bless and rest easy
    Mr LaMonica!
    Only a call away D.

  11. Michael Sumner
    March 26th, 2020 | 11:07 am

    Goodbye old friend. Our good times together and the memories of them have enriched my life. I am looking forward to sitting and talking about them when I cross over and join you.

  12. Beverly Harris
    March 27th, 2020 | 7:38 pm

    Yolanda, so sorry for the loss of your brotherGod bless you and your family ❤️

  13. Lorraine Lore
    March 28th, 2020 | 4:15 pm

    to Carol and family, so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. I have so many fond memories of all of you! you are in my prayers.

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