Anthony Puppo

11/03/1932 - 01/14/2024

It is with great sadness that the family of Anthony Puppo announces his passing on Sunday, January 14th, 2024. Anthony passed away peacefully at Tidewell Hospice House in Venice, FL. Anthony is survived by and will be forever loved by his three children Anthony Puppo Jr. (Deborah), Deborah Bauman (Kenneth), and Donna Mrozinski (Mike), his sister Connie Pelicano, 6 grandchildren – Allison Flaherty (Adam), Nicole Montagano (Robert), Anthony Puppo III (Hannah), Shawn Bauman, Rachel Mrozinksi, and Jessica Mrozinski, and 3 great grandchildren Isaac and Shane Flaherty, and Penelope Puppo.

Born in Stamford, CT in 1932, Anthony, affectionately known as “Pop” to his children, grandchildren, family members and close friends, had a long and happy life raising a loving family in picturesque New England with his late wife, Barbara. They moved to Florida in January, 2020 to fulfill a dream of warm, sunny days.

Pop was a man of many talents and many passions; some of his favorites being beautifully playing his variety of guitars, painting, model trains, and wood carving.

His incredible paintings and carvings were, and still are, the strongly admired staples in many homes across the country of family members, friends, friends of family, and even strangers. The most beloved are the hundreds of Santa carvings and ornaments he created for Christmas.

He took pride in taking the most challenging approach possible to everything. Even with something as simple as playing wiffle ball at a backyard picnic with family, Pop would switch to his non-dominant hand “just for fun”, and would of course excel, as if it were his dominant hand.

He was naturally talented in the arts, including the art of friendship. Whether he knew it or not, he effortlessly befriended the people and animals in his presence. He made a positive impact on everyone he interacted with, and sometimes even the people he didn’t directly interact with; his memorable smile, playfulness and “breezy” demeanor all contributing factors.

To share a space with Pop, was to unknowingly become a vessel of his teachings. By way of his outlooks, work ethic, talents, his often giddy disposition and organically positive personality traits, these lessons and learnings transferred into the people around him; translating and evolving into personal, core values such as inclusivity, equality, authentic expression, and joy.

Service and/or memorial details to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity in Anthony’s memory. The family thanks everyone for all of your love and support!