Anthony was born in New York City New York and raised by his parents (Dominick & Filippa).
Anthony joined the US Army in 1950 at the age of 17 and served in the Korean War where he served as a Machine Gunner. As a member of the 24th infantry division in a combat zone Anthony earned the rank of Sgt 1st Class. Anthony was wounded in combat during the Korean War Where he was admitted to a hospital in Tokyo Japan. The future eventually brought Anthony back to the United States and ￼he was honorably discharged at Governors Island, New York￼.
Anthony met and married his true love, Elaine in 1961 and they were married in El Paso, TX . They moved to South Florida in 1965 and raised 6 children: Donna, Anthony, Nicky (Dad's Derby Baby), Frank, Vinnie, and Steve. He lost his true love, Elaine in 2012 and now they are rejoined in Heaven. Left to cherish his memory are his sons and respective spouses; Stephen (Kimberly) Vitani, Frank (Luisa) Vitani, Vincent Vitani, Nick (Barbara) Vitani, Anthony (Carol) Vitani, Dominic, daughter; Donna (Richard) Chiapperini, daughter; Rosemary, 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren
Due to COVID-19 AT South Florida National Cemetery they are only allowing 10 people in the pavilion for the Honors. This is the immediate family and others over the limit of 10 will have to remain in cars on the roadway.
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