Anthony Robert “Tony” Brattoli, 86, of Wellington and formerly of Elyria, died Monday, July 28, 2014. Born in New Lexington on February 1, 1928, to the late Michael and Lucille (nee Petruzzi) Brattoli, Tony attended Elyria High School before serving in the United State Army. A very patriotic man, Tony was proud to serve his country while stationed in Japan with the Army Infantry 11th Airborne Division.
He was a self employed Carpenter and also worked at Sears. Tony was a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church and Wellington American Legion and VFW. He loved bowling, gardening and was infamous for cooking great Italian dishes. He enjoyed animals, reading the newspaper, working on crossword puzzles and having coffee at the Village Market. Tony had a passion for sports, playing in high school and he was offered a scholarship to OSU. He was a devoted father to his family and a great mentor to many. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his children, Richard Brattoli of California, Linda (Dean) Lewis, Gregory (Jeanne Sipes) and David (Libby) Brattoli, all of Wellington; nine grandchildren, Anthony, James, Brittani, Brooke, Angela, Mathew, Nicholas, Whitney and Alycia; great grandchildren, Antonio, Bella, Emilio, Mikayla, Taylor, Aria, Wyatt, Hunter, Boyd and Ryder; and siblings, Mary Naymik of Lorain, John Brattoli of Elyria, Theresa Hardy of North Ridgeville and Martin Brattoli of California and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tony was preceded in death by siblings, Ann Barry, Dan, Steve, Joe, Eugene Brattoli and Clara Bishop.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 512 N. Main St., Wellington, where funeral services will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10 A.M., with Father James Reymann officiating. Burial will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, with military rites.
The Brattoli family suggests contributions in Tony’s name to the Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035.
Expressions of sympathy may be given at: www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com