Obituary of Anthony Casale
Anthony Casale, 94 of Toms River, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, June 25, 2019. He was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, having moved to Toms River in 1973 with his beautiful wife Grace and their two sons John and Anthony. Anthony worked as a bridge operator on the George Mathis Bridge for 30 years before retiring in 2005. He married the love of his life, Grace Fiumefreddo in 1954, and they stayed married and were devoted to each other for more than 50 years, before Grace passed away in 2007. Anthony and Grace embraced life and lived it to its' fullest. They were both avid sports fans. Anthony enjoyed playing golf and tennis. They frequently went bowling together and loved the movies. Anthony and Grace loved to dance and listen to Frank Sinatra. Traveling to Puerto Rico and Florida and the all too many frequent trips to Atlantic City were always on the itinerary. They both loved the Yankees and Giants and New York City was their playground during their youth. Anthony was an exceptional baseball player as a young man and even scored a major league try out with the Philadelphia Phillies. As Anthony and Grace got older spending time with their grandchildren and being grandparents gave them both immense pleasure and happiness. Family was always first for Anthony and Grace and that will be their legacy for all eternity. Anthony was predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Assunta Casale, and his siblings, Philip Casale, Anthony Casale, Gilda Bracciforte, Concietta Owens, Rose Lasso and John Casale.
Anthony is survived by two sons, John and Anthony Casale; daughter in law Terry Casale; grandchildren, Anthony and wife Johanna, John and Joseph Casale; his brother Nicholas Casale and his two sisters Carmela Grove and Anna Campagna and her husband Joe.
Visitation will be held at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River on Monday from 5 to 8. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, 9:30am at St. Justin's Church, 975 Fischer Blvd., Toms River.
Visitation at Funeral Home
Kedz Funeral Home began serving the Ocean County community in 1969, and for 32 years built it’s reputation by assisting area families with personal service and attention to detail.
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