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Anthony ‘Tony’ Barsanti – July 21

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Anthony “Tony” Barsanti of Pelham Manor passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018. He was 86 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Rinaldo Barsanti and Maria Vitali, Tony was one of three children. The family moved to Belmont Avenue in the Bronx when Tony was eight, where he attended P.S. 34 and Columbus High School before eventually graduating with a Bachelors of Science from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

After graduating, Tony was drafted into the United States Army. He served in Germany and in Austria before finally working as an interpreter in Italy. He was discharged in 1956 and would return to the U.S. to make a name as an industrial designer. Tony founded Farmlett Barsanti in Manhattan where he designed packaging for consumer products, record labels and the toy industry. It was during those years he would meet and later marry his wife of 55 years, Loretta Lalli. They married at St Dominick’s Church in 1963

Tony and Loretta moved to Pelham, N.Y., in 1965, where they raised their three children and became actively involved in the community. Tony was an avid baseball fan, a member of the Pelham Civics and later a member of the American Legion. He was also a very proud Pelhamite. After retiring from Farmlett Barsanti, Tony would embark on a second career as the comptroller for the Town of Pelham.

Tony loved nothing more than to spend time with his family and watch the Yankees. He will be remembered as a strong family man and will be missed by everyone that knew him. Tony is survived by his wife Loretta as well as his three children Anthony, Peter and Laura and nine grandchildren.

A celebration of Tony’s life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home, located at 64 Lincoln Ave., Pelham, N.Y., on Tuesday, July 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 575 Fowler Ave., Pelham Manor, N.Y., on Wednesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tony’s name to the Pelham Civics Scholarship Fund. For more information or to leave a condolence, please visit

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Anthony ‘Tony’ Barsanti – July 21