Anthony Violante , of Scranton, died Wednesday at Regional Hospital in Scranton. He was the husband of Mary Ellen Burton Violante who died in 2005.
Born in Yonkers NY, he was the son of the late Fernando and Emilia DiMarco Violante. He was a proud Navy Veteran and was employed as a cook in various restaurants, landscaper and foreman for Asplundh
Anthony Violante loved many things in life. He enjoyed cooking hearty Italian meals and gardening. He was also quite talented at sketching and would often have doodles on napkins and bits of paper throughout his home. Anthony was very proud of his Italian heritage and sharing its traditions with his family and friends. He was also an animal lover and cared greatly for his pets. Later in life, one of his favorite pastimes was acting silly just to get a reaction from his grandchildren, whom he dearly loved. He will be remembered as a proud family man.
Surviving is a son Eric Violante and his wife Candice, Wappingers Fall NY; a brother Robert Violante and wifeMarianne, Yorktown Heights NY; and grandchildren Aurora and William Violante.
He was also preceded in death by a son Michael Violante.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.