Anthony Victor Rotondi

May 28, 1941 - October 10, 2020

Anthony Victor Rotondi, 79, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 31 years, formerly of Rochester, NH, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born May 28, 1941 in Boston, MA to Victor and Nellie Rotondi, now deceased.

Anthony was of the Baptist faith and served in the United States Army. After he received a BA in Christian ministries from Cedarville College in Ohio, he was drafted where he served as a Chaplain Assistant and General Clerk in Vietnam. Besides his clerical duties he was able to transport the Chaplain whenever he needed to be with servicemen in need. In 1969 he received an Honorable Discharge. In 1973 he became a member of Tri-City Bible Baptist Church in Somersworth New Hampshire where he became a leader in the Bus Ministry, and served as a Deacon and an Elder. He moved to Naples Florida in 1989 and was Ordained as a Minister and Early Childhood Educator. In 1995 he became one of the founders of Sonrise Academy in Cape Coral. The greatest treasure in his life was not ‘things’ or ‘appearance’, it was his faith and family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Dorothy Rotondi of Cape Coral; two loving children, Kelly Welch and Duane Rotondi, both of Cape Coral; brother, Victor Rotondi of Canada; brother in law, Larry Caizi of MA; niece and nephews, Christina, Anthony, Nicholas, and Jeremy; grandchildren, Paul Anthony, Phillip,Joseph, Autumn, and Angela; as well as great grandchildren, Ronald, Robert, Ashton, Asylia, Dante, Presley, Logan, and Isaac.

Anthony was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Caizzi.

Memorial Services with Military Honors will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, October 24, 2020 at First Baptist Church, 4117 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33904 with Pastor Jonathan Phillips officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Anthony Victor Rotondi are suggested to Samaritan’s Purse, c/o at First Baptist Church, 4117 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33904.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Chris Vandebogart Oct 15, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Sorry for your loss praying for peace

  2. Floyd & Fannie-Lynn Winship Oct 16, 2020 at 5:44 am

    We are so sorry for your loss! We’ll be praying for you all!

  3. Lori Oct 16, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to your family.

  4. Caitlin Fitzgerald-Smith Oct 18, 2020 at 8:55 am

    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Reverend Rotondi. My brother and I were one of the first kids at Sonrise Academy, where I have such wonderful memories. I’ll never forget how much Reverend Rotondi encouraged me to read, even when I was barely big enough to hold a book. To this day I believe he was the reason I grew up to be so passionate about books and learning, and I will forever be grateful. To the Rotondi family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man.

  5. Yolande (Ringland) Clark Oct 19, 2020 at 11:52 am

    It is with happy memories that I think of Tony, Dot, and the kids! We will miss Tony here with us but we can be a peace knowing that he is in perfect peace which can only be from our Lord. May God be with you all as you grieve the earthly loss of Tony. Many blessings!

  6. Nancy Mcnaughton Oct 24, 2020 at 8:38 am

    To the Rotondi Family,
    I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Reverend, he was such a wonderful person who I had the pleasure of knowing. Everyone that knew him, loved him. I remember going to him because I was concerned that my husband was taking the children out of school once a week to spend quality time with them because that was the only day off of work that he had and Reverend told me don’t worry about it there is nothing better than family time and to this day my children always remember that their dad took them out of school to go fishing or to the park once a week and if it hadn’t been for Reverend reassuring me I probably wouldn’t have allowed that to happen. It was very comforting knowing my children were in his care. My sincere condolences!

  7. June Decman Nov 3, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of Anthony. He was my uncle that I never got to meet he was my mom Barbara Labbes brother.

  8. Gerry Frost Nov 3, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family, Anthony was a cousin of mine, his mother and my mother were sisters, I remember spending time with Anthony and Jeannie when they visited maine when we were younger, they would visit our grandmother Chaffee, R I P Anthony,

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