Anthony “Tony” Thomas Serrago

July 19, 1957 - September 9, 2022

Anthony Thomas Serrago, 65, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2006, formerly of Long Island, NY, passed away Friday, September 9, 2022 in Cape Coral. He was born July 19, 1957 in Queens, NY and graduated high school from West Islip Senior High school. He went on to graduate from Suffolk Community College with an Associates Degree in business. He was a successful salesman in New York before retiring and then later opening his restaurant business in Cape Coral, FL.

Anthony, who was known by many as “Tony” was baptized in the Catholic faith. Tony is known for his charismatic, energetic, kind, giving, driven, lovable nature. Tony was the owner and operator of Anthony’s on the Blvd, serving his community with pride for more than 15 years. The restaurant supported many nonprofits over the years and became a staple in the Cape Coral community receiving numerous accolades, in large part due to Tony’s presence, greeting every customer with a smile and taking the time to get to know them. Tony was an avid sports fan and loyal Yankees fan. He enjoyed recreational gambling, including poker and a good trip to the casino with friends and family. He also enjoyed food, ice cream, chocolate, boating, cruising in his convertible and staying up to date on world news.

He is survived by the love of his life, Denise Whitaker of Cape Coral; loving mother, Marie Serrago of Cape Coral; loving children, Ashley Serrago (fiancé, Justin Boynton) of Albany, NY, and Erika Serrago of Massapequa Park, NY; five siblings, Maria Decristan (Matt) of Tafton, PA, Gary Serrago of Cape Coral, Michael Serrago of Cape Coral, “Guy” Guetano Serrago (Darlene) of North Port, FL, and Jimmy Serrago of Cape Coral; many nieces and nephews; Spike, the dog; as well as Denise’s children, Tiffany Whitaker (fiancé, Shane Tucker) of Cape Coral, Casie Whitaker (Ricky Gomes) of St. James City, FL, Kelsea Whitaker (Alexandra) of Crestview, FL, Rikki Whitaker of Cape Coral, Patrick Whitaker of Pensacola, FL; and grandson, Jasper Miller of Cape Coral.

Anthony was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Thomas Serrago; as well as his brother, Carmine Serrago.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Living Faith Church with Pastor Pat Thurmer officiating. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 4:00 PM – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, also at Living Faith Church.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Anthony Thomas Serrago are suggested to Toys for Tots, SWFL Military Museum, Korean War Veterans Association, Hearts & Homes for Veterans, Injured Warriors Fund of Florida, Save the TaTas Foundation, American Cancer Society, Cape Coral Caring Center, MS Society, and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Committal Services will be held following the Funeral Service at Coral Ridge Cemetery, 1630 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL 33991.

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

Guestbook

  1. The Davenports Sep 13, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Ashley (Justin), So sorry for the loss of your Dad. I’m sure there will be a hole in your heart. Try to focus on all the good memories you two had with him and all the support he gave you. Know that he is now an angel watching over you and your family from a heavenly viewpoint. Continue to make him proud. Love to all, Art and Eddy

  2. Denise Higgins Sep 13, 2022 at 10:48 am

    Tony was as they said, greeting one with his infectious smile. He would always call you back with your reservation for seating on Thursday evening’s if they didn’t answer, as he did on Thursday to me. I heard of his passing on Saturday. I’m as many, are devastated. My condolences to his wife, DENISE, his children,sibling’s and all who loved him.R.I.P.

  3. Mary Anne Quintard Sep 13, 2022 at 10:51 am

    Thanks to Anthony’s kindness and consideration many people got to play cards or their game of choice and enjoy lunch also at Anthony’s on the Boulevard.. He would always come by our table to see how everyone was doing. He will be greatly missed.
    Sincere condolences to his family And loved ones. May happy memories of Tony always warm your hearts.

  4. Mike Russell ( KJ Mike) Sep 13, 2022 at 10:57 am

    Tony, We always had a good time at Anthony’s. R.I.P.

  5. Helen Sep 13, 2022 at 10:57 am

    Played cards at a Anthony’s he always had a smile for everyone
    He well be missed

  6. RON BAILLARGEON Sep 13, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Mary Ann and I have known Tony for 11 yrs. I’ve worked for him many times on Comedy night and he has also catered many of our function through out the yrs. We loved the guy and part of us feels empty in his passing . Tony we love you

  7. Chris cammarota Sep 13, 2022 at 11:26 am

    Thanks Tony, for my family spending quality time @your restaurant. Thanks for letting my sons band play. Thanks for letting me watch the Mets. My wife josie will always remember you as a good soul. Rip my friend until we meet again.

  8. TRACY b PELTIER Sep 13, 2022 at 11:33 am

    My deepest condolences to all of his family . Grief is an unfortunate part of love. May Tony rest in peace.

  9. Diane Toomey Sep 13, 2022 at 11:35 am

    Enjoyed my conversations about boating on Long Island Sound NY most of all enjoyed his infectious SMILE which will be remembered
    Sincere condolences to the family & of course Denise

  10. John and Keith Scott Sep 13, 2022 at 11:42 am

    Although we live in Toledo, Ohio (uggh), my brother and I always felt at home at Anthony’s due to Tony’s kindness and friendliness. There was rarely a trip to visit our parents in the Cape that we didn’t stop in for poker, comedy or just to enjoy a drink with friendly people. Tony always greeted us like we were long lost friends. Judging by how much we will miss him, we can only imagine the loss and grief of those who knew him well. May God bless Tony and all of you.

  11. Mike ferreira Sep 13, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Looking back on all the years I was blessed to have Mr. Serrago in my life many feelings of joy and happiness flood my memories and his passing renders a heaviness upon my heart. My condolences to Ashley Erica and the rest of the Serrago family in this time. As I reflect on his impact on my life I want to thank him for many virtues and life lessons he passed down to me in my most vulnerable and influential stage of my life. I’ve known Mr. S since 1996 when Ashley and I would get in trouble before school over the shared computer lab on who’s turn it was to play Oregon trail. From there Ashley and I became “frienmies” as we competed in coed swimming thru middle school (she was much better). Once we got into high school mr. S had instilled a healthy and respectful amount of fear in my small 150 lb. frame , his booming voice as an authoritative figure and no candy coating style of parenting had me on my toes. Anytime I heard his distinct cadence as his walk echoed thru the hallway towards the swimming pool my hairs would stand straight up with the impending doom of the patented Mr. S “MIKE! Where is Ashley! Why isn’t she outside waiting to be picked up, what have you two been doing this whole time!?” These moments taught me about being close to our lord and the power of prayer 🙂 and above all respect for our elders. As life continued the good ol lord put our paths back together in the form of Cape Coral. Both our families settled there and in 2006 once again I was in need of lessons and Mr. S was there to bluntly teach me. I remember clearing out the newly acquired building that would be home to Anthony’s on the blvd. On my days off I would go help clean and reupholstery the booths. We tried to brainstorm what to do with the upstairs and the excitement of a new business endeavor help keep my mind off of my homesickness. In these moments Mr. S was a teacher and mentor and taught me about the hard work and unlimited possibilities of following your dream and passions of entrepreneurship. In many ways he was my father by proxy since my parents were still on Long Island. Our relationship became much more stable and the respect for one another grew tenfold. I somehow became a double agent as I was reporting to Ashley and Erica the coming and goings of his day to day and the new restaurant as well as relaying to him their current affairs when he knew they were purposely leaving out certain details on their journey. The proximity of Anthony’s and my home also rendered me a regular for Kareoke mondays pasta Wednesday as the business was growing and becoming a staple on del prado, I still talk about all the fun times on the patio and new friends I made. The years have gone by and I returned to New York but the Serrago family has and still have a an impact on my daily life. Mr. S, I thank you and have so much love and abundant respect for you as a man father businessman and above all a mentor and friend. Your impact here in this life will resound though the many you have touched and loved. Til we meet again at the patio bar in the sky…

  12. Joan Campagna Sep 13, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    We are frequent patrons of Anthony’s on the Boulevard. Anthony made us feel so special when we would come in. We felt like we were his family. We love the entertainment provided there such as the Kareoke and Comedy. Anthony worked so hard to keep it all going for his community. He was a wonderful warm human being and We are really going to miss him.

    May he rest in eternal peace, and I hope he is touring Italy from above.

    Our deepest sympathies to his wife Denise who stood by his side always, and to his Mom, whom he spoke of often and the rest of his family and to all the employees.

    May God’s blessings be bestowed on him and all who knew him.

    Lovingly
    Joan Campagna
    Peter Ippolito

  13. Teresa Cantrell Sep 13, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Tony will be missed by the Karaoke crowd as. I have enjoyed seeing his smiling face twice a week. My deepest condolences to Denise and the families.

  14. Shirley O'Donnell Sep 13, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Your smile will be missed.
    Sincerely
    Shirley O’Donnell
    Tuesday Card Group

  15. Lou Leone Sep 13, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Whenever we were there to dine Tony would always come by our table and and say hi how are you doing and chat a minute. Always with a smile on his face. A great guy. Going to miss him dearly.

  16. Ray & Dianne Roderick Sep 13, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Anthony’s passing. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Denise and all the family. He was a very special person…in addition to hard working, he was always kind and caring. Always concerned about his customers and their well being. We had the pleasure of dining and attending karaoke at the restaurant for the past 15 plus years. Anthony would always take the time to stop by your table and ask, how are you doing? A man with a very kind heart… he will be missed. Rest in Peace Anthony.🙏

  17. Liz & John Henderson Sep 13, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Tony was always a very special individual. He helped me raise funds for multiple sclerosis on two occasions which we’re very successful.
    In addition we held birthday parties for myself and John.
    We have enjoyed our time over the past fifteen years and we will miss all the friendship that Tony gave us.
    Our prayers are with the family.
    Tony we will miss you.

  18. JJ Jones Sep 13, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    Tony was strong willed, but fair. Loved a good time, loved his customers and family.
    Tony was a great supporter of the Calendar Girls, ee held fundraisers at Anthony’s, he sponsored our calendar year after year.
    His smile will be missed

  19. Tim and May Hoey Sep 13, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    Denise & family,
    May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time. Tony was a wonderful person.He will be missed! RIP

  20. Rob Hanna Sep 13, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    I am but one loyal customer that would come in every day and help out. My family would like to thank Tony for his dedication and love. We will, and I will miss him immensely. RIP Tony 🙂 gone too soon

    The Hanna & Williamson Families

  21. Jenny and Dick Langowski Sep 13, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    What can I say….This was one special guy.. Loved going there…Always funny and liked to kid…Will be missed…Hugs to Denise..

  22. Linda Perkins Sep 13, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    Tony was always kind, thoughtful and appreciative to his customers. Tony was a great man he will be missed. I am so sorry Denise Tony’s family and staff for your loss. I was blessed to have known Tony since 2010. My love and prayers to you all.

  23. Betty Coburn and the Over 50's Singles Group Sep 13, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    Our condolences to the family. Our Over 50 Singles Group from St.. Katharine Drexel were there Friday when Tony passed. We have been having our meeting there once a month for this past year. Tony was always there greeting us with a smile and was very accommodating. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May he rest in eternal peace.

  24. Kris fehlandt Sep 13, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Been a friend of Anthony’s since the restaurant opened. Spent many hours there. Thanks for the memories

  25. Garry & Janice Murphy Sep 13, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Our time together was too short. Your smile will be missed by all.

  26. Dwin and Becky Ollison Sep 13, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    My wife and I ate at the restaurant many times. He was a genuine friendly gentleman who had a passion for what he was doing. Enjoyed any conversation I had with him.

  27. Bill and Terri Brendel Sep 13, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    What a shock to hear of Tony’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his famili and the staff at Anthonys. We always enjoyed our time spent at Anthonys.

  28. John and Gail Lobody Sep 13, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    So very sorry for this loss Tony was a beautiful human being. Always will be remembered for his smile and his kindness. We loved to eat at his restaurant. Always felt welcomed there. He will be missed by many Rest In Peace sweet guy. ❤️🙏❤️

  29. Lou & Nora Moralez Sep 13, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    TONY was a joy, loved his infectious laugh and great sense of humor. We lost a great one today! May you sleep in peace. You will be missed tremendously.

    We will always love and miss you !
    Good night dear friend

    Lou & Nora

  30. Donna Rivelli’ Ambrosino Sep 13, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    I’ll always remember that face!!!! A smile to light up the room 💙 we grew up together!! Then our daughters played soccer together tears later. 💖 Mt heart goes out to the Serago family 🌹♥️ May god be with you all 🙏🏼 Tony lives on in mind heart and soul 💙♥️ Rest peaceful my friend 😢

  31. Lisa Dempsey Sep 13, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    To the Serrago Family, my sincere condolences on the sad news of Anthony’s passing. May he Rest In Peace and perpetual light shine upon him. May he find comfort, peace and light in Heaven. May God give you all the strength needed to carry you through this difficult time. I’ll always remember all the Sunday dinners at the Scaffa’s! All my love, Lisa (Scaffa) Dempsey. 💔🙏”

  32. Leona Mosnik Sep 13, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Tony was an awesome person. A year before my husband and i moved to Cape Coral we had come to Florida to decide where we would want to move. We stopped at Anthony’s on the Blvd for Thanksgiving dinner and i was so impressed with all the activities listed on the placemats. I told my husband i want to move to Cape Coral and Anthony’s would be my home away from home. We ended up moving to Cape Coral on July 14, 2021. 3 reasons: loved the area; The Pascal home that i loved and Anthony’s. Once i started to go to Tony’s restaurant i met some wonderful people and met Tony. He was so personable and treated everyone with attention and kindness. My fondness memory was when Tony wouldn’t play cards at our table because I had beat him on the River the last time he played with us. LOL. A great guy. So glad i got to meet him. Rest in Peace Tony. My greatest condolences to his family.

  33. Paula & Roy Sortino Sep 14, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Our deepest Sympathy to all of Tonys family! he was a great guy & we will miss his smiling face & warm personality! Always enjoyed going to the ‘Anthonys on the Blvd.’ May our Lord welcome him to heaven………

  34. Gary & Judy Bowler Sep 14, 2022 at 6:23 am

    We were lucky to have met Anthony “Tony” just before he opened his restaurant in Cape Coral in 2007. Through the years, Anthony helped us run very successful Veterans Fundraisers and gatherings for the many Memorials at the Veterans Area in Eco Park. He always made everyone feel like Family! Our deepest sympathies to Denise, Ed & Sheryl, his family and the entire staff past and present at Anthony’s on the Boulevard!

    Rest in Peace and God Bless you, Anthony!

    Gary & Judy Bowler, Veterans Midpoint Memorial Charitable Trust, Inc.

  35. David Cooley Sep 14, 2022 at 9:15 am

    I am very sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. RIP Tony.

  36. Patricia Sep 14, 2022 at 10:49 am

    Anthony you surely will be missed your smile your personality your kindness . We all love you ❤️ I know your an amazing angel …. Fly high RIP

  37. WILLIAM FINNERTY Sep 14, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Like so many snowbirds that n
    knew Tony, we will miss not seeing his presence at his restaurant.
    Rosalie and Bill Finnerty. Dryden, NY

  38. Lindsay Schnyder Sep 14, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    To know him was to love him. I was his radio rep and he had an infectious smile, a welcoming graciousness that made Anthony’s on the BLVD a cheery local favorite! He was one of a kind!
    My condolences to his family and friends. I will miss Tony.

  39. Joe Murphy Sep 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    I was shocked to hear of Anthony’s passing. I live in Ft. Myers now and had planned for days to hear the band that night. I called to check before heading there, got the answering machine, but at least heard Anthony’s voice for the last time. Still went to the restaurant, which was closed up by that time. Little did I know that I wasn’t going to see my old friend that night with his great smile and one of a kind voice. Anthony was a hard working, friendly, genuine person. I knew him and frequented his restaurant since day one. I even played music with a couple of bands I was in, several times there. He will be missed dearly by myself and all who knew him… Delprado Blvd. will never be the same and I will think of him every time I pass “Anthony’s on the Blvd”.. Would like to send my condolences to Anthony’s family and to all of his friends and employees. I’m sure his name will live on forever.

  40. Don Brown Sep 14, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    He was a great guy! I had the pleasure of working and socializing with Tony when I worked for MTV and later with ABN AMRO a Dutch bank. So very sorry to hear of his passing. RIP buddy.

  41. Fran Zimmer Sep 14, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Without question, I think I can speak for all of us in the Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club, when I extend condolences to Denise and all the family and friends of Tony. His zest for life and abundant charisma could charm the stripes off a zebra! He always had a positive outlook and fabulous smile to greet and accommodate each and every guest of his homey establishment. Personally, he has my thanks the multiple Veteran’s organizations he supported. His giving nature and big heart will be missed by many. Professionally, as a Hospice Nurse, I pray his sudden and unexpected passing will long be remembered by many with the legacy he leaves behind. So many individuals can say they knew and appreciated all he did and all he was for this community. So when I say he will be missed, I trust he’ll never be forgotten. He lives on in all our hearts and memories and will for may years to come. May peace and serenity find their way into all the hearts that were touched by his time on this earth! With fond memories, Fran Zimmer (K4FPZ with FMARC)

  42. Linda Turner and Mark Skrzynski Sep 15, 2022 at 12:45 am

    We were so saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. Our group has had lunch there for many years on Thursday and we refer to our ladies as Ladies Lunch Bunch. Tony always had a cheerful greeting “how are you ladies today” when he would breeze by as he did his duties. He will be missed and our hearts go out to Denise and his family.

  43. Edward Baker Sep 15, 2022 at 3:45 am

    I considered Tony to be part of my extended family. Rest In Peace Tony .

  44. Betty “Boop” Kapla Sep 15, 2022 at 8:20 am

    My karaoke people and I will really miss seeing Tony twice a week. He always hung around and talked to me and Tina while we were setting up, and we had great times being his karaoke people! He was so much fun to talk to, and I really enjoyed getting to know him and Denise!

  45. Crystal ramos Sep 15, 2022 at 10:03 am

    Tony was was an amazing, loving,caring boss. He really cared about his customer and employees.. my heart goes out to you Denise and your family. May you continue to rest in peace… From your favorite pain in the butt waitress crystal Ramos.

  46. Kevin Pottle Sep 15, 2022 at 10:41 am

    Tony you were loved by many and will be missed a toast to you salute rest in peace 🕊️

  47. Deena Jonak Sep 15, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    I sang every Tuesday evening at Anthony’s for the last year and a half. I will miss the entire “family” at Anthony’s. My deepest condolences to Denise and the rest of the family.
    Before I met Tony, people told me he was a “”tough New Yorker.” Being a Northeast girl myself, I was not surprised when I found him to be kind, generous and funny, and always ready to give a big hug. You will be missed, my friend! RIP

  48. Frank Del Pizzo Sep 15, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    Antny I will miss your smile the most. You always had time for whoever walked Thru the door even if you were swamped. Denise my heart is with you all.

    Tony loved the comedy. He would pull his chair out into the doorway of his office and watch. When I would see him sitting there I was now only trying to make him laugh. I was looking forward to seeing him the end of this month. Rest In Peace my friend.

  49. Frank Del Pizzo Sep 15, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    Antny I will miss your smile the most. You always had time for whoever walked Thru the door even if you were swamped. Denise my heart is with you all.

    Tony loved the comedy. He would pull his chair out into the doorway of his office and watch. When I would see him sitting there I was now only trying to make him laugh. I was looking forward to seeing him the end of this month. Rest In Peace my friend.

  50. Bob & Tory Straitiff Sep 15, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Tony worked hard to create a wonderful, warm and friendly place for us all to meet, make new friends, enjoy special events, and share joyful moments together. Also, at times like this, a place to grieve together over the loss of family or friend. Tony is a person who will be missed by many. Rest in peace,
    Bob & Tory Straitiff

  51. Jerry Henry Sep 15, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this news. I grew up with Tony in West Islip and we worked together as cooks at Jahn’s restaurant, so I was amused that he would later open a restaurant of his own.

    I always looked up to Tony and he was a big part of my childhood. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  52. Michael Mariani Sep 15, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    I met Anthony several times when visiting friends and family in Cape Coral over the years. Fine gentleman, nice guy! I appreciate the generous way he handled my brother Ralph’s memorial luncheon!
    First class all the way!

  53. John & Suzie Stachowski Sep 15, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    We were so shocked when we heard
    of Tony’s sudden passing😞
    Suzie spoke to him that same day
    having lunch there! Still can’t believe
    that we’ve lost him, what a WONDERFUL MAN, he will be so
    missed by all of us🤗

  54. Cris Wasowicz Sep 15, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Tony was always good to his customers. Always smiling. He will be missed

  55. Debbie Deming Sep 15, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    You are my favorite brother….(don’t tell the others)…..love and miss you 😢

  56. New Resident Club of Cape Coral Sep 16, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Our hearts go out to Tony’s family. The New Resident Club of Cape Coral enjoyed so many activities at Anthony’s and Tony was always such a pleasure to work with. He will be sadly missed.

  57. Johnny Leizear Sep 16, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Thanks for the memories

  58. Cathy Lore Sep 16, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    We would see Tony 3 maybe 4 times a week, with karaoke Sunday brunch and Thursday comedy night. He would even listen to Phil’s jokes as a matter of fact he told Phil he could be the opening act! We will miss his big smile and laughter the most! Our condolences and love to Denise and the family. Cathy and Phil Lore

  59. Ali and David Day Sep 16, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    We will miss you neighbor you are and will always be a forever friend and wonderful man. Go rest high and watch over us.

  60. Love Sharry and Bob LaBoy Sep 16, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Anthony will NEVER be forgotten I’ve been going to his restaurant for 12 years to see bands play and dance all night long. My family had a surprise 50 birthday party at Restaurant and I will cherish the video of him opening the door for me to walk in and a fainted. Will miss all the entertainment, pig roasts, Halloween bashes, which Bob and I always dressed up for and won a few times. Anthony always made you laugh if you had a bad. day and a smile on his face! Gone too soon RIP Anthony! Prayers and Hugs to Denise and his family 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

  61. Janice Chizmar Sep 17, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Last month when my husband and I came in for lunch Tony came to our table and looked at my hair and said, “What did you do to your hair?!?” I told him I stopped coloring it because it is so expensive. He said, “do you like it like this?” I replied, “No”. He said, “If it makes you happy spend the money and color it.”

    I took Tony’s advice and colored my hair. Two weeks ago we came to the restaurant and he said, “You colored your hair! It looks nice!”

    Tony…I will continue to spend the money and color my hair because it makes me happy and you have shown everyone that life is too short. I miss you, your smile and your upbeat comments. Rest easy my friend….🙏😢

  62. Gary a ISTERLIng Sep 17, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Tony will be missed a true friend to me,and many others! Rip friend!

  63. Donna & Doug Pittman Sep 17, 2022 at 10:06 am

    On our 1st visit at his restaurant we were able to meet this legend. He made us feel welcomed as if we were entering his home. True Italian style. We always felted welcomed. May he feel his welcome as he enters his new life. God bless

  64. Terry Shore Sep 17, 2022 at 10:08 am

    I loved going to Anthony’s. I remember Tony well. Just 65 years old, much too soon. When we lived in Cape Coral it was at least once a week to eat at Anthony’s. We now live in Alabama but snow bird in Cape Coral/Ft. Myers area for three weeks each year. Eating at Anthony’s was always on our list to eat. Rest in peace Tony …. may the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.

  65. Donna Sep 17, 2022 at 10:20 am

    I go to Anthonys a lot over the past years, but I never met Mr. Anthony until About a month ago, we were eating at the restaurant inside , and he came over to ask us how the food was and how our day was going, the nicest gentleman you would ever ever want to meet , he had that big ole smile, Then he came back later and thanked me For going. To see what happened to that gentleman in his restauranT, The first and last time I will ever meet him, And he left the biggest impression, I’m so sorry For your loss, my condolences go out to the family,

  66. Kathryn Ciezadlo Sep 17, 2022 at 10:22 am

    Dear Denise.
    I am so sorry for your loss. You and his family must be devastated. I wish that I could put my arms around you to give you a huge healing hug. He was such a generous soul and will be greatly missed. I am sending love and prayers 🙏 for you and all of his family. With much love from one of his “old ladies”. Katie

  67. Taub Sep 17, 2022 at 10:35 am

    We adored you. Funny, sensitive,warm, every good quality I can think of. He always made us feel special, sitting with us often. He was lucky to have Denise at his side for so long. I’m sure she felt the same about him. We’ll miss you.
    Love always
    Barbara and Michael Taub

  68. Julie Niebergall Sep 17, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Thank you for your dedication to Cape Coral and it’s residents and visitors. May you Rest In Peace but still watch over all you loved.

  69. Linda.May Rieger Sep 17, 2022 at 10:41 am

    My husband and I wintered in Florida for many years and Anthony’s was definitely a part of it we were there at least twice a week and Tony always made a point of coming over and speaking to us we were truly honored to have known him. What a nice man he was.
    RIP Dear Friend

  70. MaryAnn & George Douglas Sep 17, 2022 at 10:52 am

    May you Rest In Peace. During our years in Ft Myers, we enjoyed some wonderful meals and memories at Anthony’s on the Blvd. Thanks for your hospitality!

  71. Norma keeler Sep 17, 2022 at 11:01 am

    I’m in shock. Tony and Denise became such good friends for the many years we lived in Florida …Duane and Tony spent many hours together. As we enjoyed many many lunches at the restaurant..he will be missed by so many dear friends. My love to you ,Denise , his mom. Whom I met several times and to your whole family Norma keeler

  72. Frank TORINO Sep 17, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Just found out this morning. Sad. My condolences to thee family. I had the privilege of entertaining at Anthony’s early on. I am sure his family loves him and will miss him. R.I.P. Anthony

  73. Barb and Ed Winkler Sep 17, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    Tony was one of the great ones. Our deepest condolences to Denise, his family and friends. It happened so quick that knowing we won’t see him again is unthinkable at this time. We ate at his restaurant the night before his death and he gave knuckles with my husband; he knew everybody by name and will miss his smile. We had a group of ladies who played cards there at least 6 times a month so we ladies knew everyone who worked there personally. Words are not enough to have to say “goodbye” to this wonderful person. Deepest condolences

  74. Greg Thompson Sep 17, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    I started coming to Anthony’s about three years ago for outside Buzztime Trivia during the weekdays and outside live music on Saturday night!
    I’m single, and a bit of a loner and Anthony was always there to say hello and share good conversation and humor with! He always made me feel welcome, and at home, and I will really miss him! Anthony and his restaurant gave me a sense of community and I always looked forward to seeing him, the Trivia regulars, and the Saturday night live music regulars! And isn’t that what life is really all about! A place to break bread, enjoy wine, feel welcome, and enjoy a new life in Florida!
    I will really miss you Anthony! God bless!

  75. Sherry and Bob Early Sep 17, 2022 at 2:42 pm

    Been going to Anthony’s 6 to 8 years. Tony was always warm and welcoming. Supported his community and always was a gentleman. He will be missed.

  76. Craig and Wendy Keeler Sep 17, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Dear Denise,
    My Mom just called me and told me about Tony’s passing. I am so sorry to hear that and I wanted to send mine and my wife Wendy’s love and support to you and your family. Tony always took the time to come and see us and say hi anytime we would come to your restaurant and that gesture always made us feel like we were at home. His genuine smile and making us feel like we were a part of his family is just not something that happens where ever you go, but it always happened with Tony when ever we walked in the front door at Anthony’s! Hopefully the nice memories of the past can help you through this tough time.

  77. Rock Alans Sep 17, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    I met Anthony 8yrs. ago when I retired and relocated to Cape Coral…. We became friends instantaneously & I introduced many friends and family members to his restaurant over the years. Anthony’s On The Boulavard became my absolute GO TO Sunday morning breakfast & Thursday nite Comedy spot ever since……..

    RIP my brother & friend !!!!!

  78. Inge Freund Sep 18, 2022 at 1:28 am

    The very short time I had the pleasure of knowing Tony was all I needed to know what a caring and good man he was. He liked and yoked with all the card players, that was not always easy.

  79. Alain Beaudoin Sep 18, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Tony was a very hard worker took a bad situation and made it into a successful venture ONLY BECAUSE OF HIS HARD WORK AND PERSONALITY He had the respect of people and employee that he came in contact with He is going to be dearly missed by all MAY GOD BE WITH TONY RIP

  80. Gregg Kolessar Sep 18, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    Its shocking news to hear this and my father and his friends sure liked Tonys place to gather and talk to each other. He had the right idea for this place in this area and if I can be of any assistance please feel free to contact me. My family are from Queens,N.Y. too and it was nice to be able to relate to Tony and to see how good things were going I am going to miss talking to him.

  81. Nora E Lang Sep 19, 2022 at 8:16 am

    We knew Tony the first day he open his restaurant,we visit his fun ,friendly place for many years until the passing of my husband. Peter Lang.
    We enjoyed Tony’s company, his happy helpful personality.
    It is a great loss for us as a family and our community.
    We’re blessed and honor to knew him.
    RIP

  82. Keith Tauber - Clip Save Coupons Sep 19, 2022 at 10:27 am

    I am heartbroken as Tony was not only a client of mine but a friend too. I have spent numerous hours chatting about all sorts of things in his little office at his restaurant. I wish I had known sooner as I would have gone to his funeral. 😥 Prayers are offered up to his family and that the peace of the Lord Jesus will cover all of you. Tony will be missed dearly.

  83. Sandra Bracci Sep 19, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    God Bless a truly lovely gentleman and compassionate human. I just recently met Tony while pitching him a dinner show for Anthony’s. He didn’t really need a performance time slot filled but still he gave me the time of day to explore. I found him to be most informed in the stock market, a conversation that he and I and my husband were to resume this coming season. Sad we won’t get to do that and also grow a budding friendship. RIP Tony…one hell of a guy!
    To the family, My Deepest Synpathy, Sandra Bracci

  84. Bonni Daigle Sep 19, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    We were there for Comedy Night on September 8. We talked to him about coming on September 23 and 24 for our birthdays. The next day he’s gone. So sad!
    Bonni Daigle

  85. Greg Neff Sep 20, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    Wonderful person will be eternally missed. RIP.

  86. Nancy Cunningham Sep 20, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    So devastated with Anthony’s passing. We live right around the corner and were regulars for the bands on Friday and Saturday.
    We met Anthony when he first opened the place . Our hearts are with the family and staff

  87. Kenneth KC Alexander Sep 21, 2022 at 4:37 am

    Tony you will be miss very much I work for Tony for many years so sad to hear that news of his passing away

  88. Ryan & Lisa Van Tasell Sep 21, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    Tony, Ryan and I have been coming to Anthony’s since you opened….it was just like Cheers, a great neighborhood bar that was warm and fun! You will be sorely missed. Denise, our prayers go out to you and your family, as well as the great staff there! They had to put up with a lot from us over the years 😉. RIP Tony, and thanks for the good memories!! 😇🙏

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