Obituary: Quinto (Tony) DeAntoni of Belmont

DeAntoni, who died Oct. 19 at age 95, was honored last year by the Belmont City Council for receiving the French Medal of Honor.

[Editor's Note: This obituary was originally posted on Legacy.com.]

Quinto (Tony) DeAntoni Resident of Belmont Age 95, passed away on October 19.

He was born 1917 in San Francisco. He was married to Frances for 56+ years. Served in the Army WWII Europe 83rd Infantry Division known as "The Thunderbolts" and is highly decorated for his service, including receiving the French Medal of Honor in 2011. Quinto (Tony) retired after 25 years with Cahill Construction Company. He was a Lifetime member of many military organizations. He is survived by his daughter, Janice. His grandchildren, Annette, Natalie (Jason), Dean and 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances, son-in-law, Al, and 7 brothers and sisters. 

Mass will be held Thur. Oct. 25th 10:30am at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Belmont with interment following at Skylawn. He was a very loving and caring man with a huge heart! He will be greatly missed. We have said to each other over the years... "I LOVE YOU MORE!"

To read more about Tony DeAntoni, click here.

Steve Hayes October 25, 2012 at 04:50 PM
On one of my walks last year I met Mr. DeAntonio - my greeting led to a wonderful 20 minute converstation. He loved being honored by the City of Belmont, he loved his Country and he loved his flag.
Joan S. Dentler October 25, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I recently saw Tony having breakfast at Cafe Bliss, apparently he was a regular there and he chatted it up with everyone at the restaurant! One happy memory we will all have of Tony was the photo he posed for last year with his grandchildren after being honored by the city for receiving the French Medal of Honor. Quite a guy.
Adele Della Santina October 25, 2012 at 05:11 PM
I will miss Tony....his cheerful personality and lively discussions from his grandchildren to his WWII experiences, his garden, his little "zipcar".... He was a member of the Liguri Nel Mondo Association (descendant families from Genoa area in Italy) and attended the WWII memorabilia exhibit at Joe Garbarino's in San Rafael. Addio Tony.
Linda San FElipe October 27, 2012 at 10:40 PM
I was walking my dog past Toni's house one beautiful afternoon. He was just setting up for his dinner on the porch. I joked with him that it smelled wonderful (and it really did). He insisted I take a bite. I really didn't want to interrupt his dinner, but he insisted. I took I bite of his breaded sauted shrimp and it was delicious!. I asked for the recipe and he was all to happy to share. I will miss Toni.
Mari Van Orden October 30, 2012 at 06:14 AM
The flag has been lowered ....we also loved him very much. My husband Phil lowered the flag and saluted him for the neighborhood. God bless you Tony..we will all miss you!!!


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