Essex — Anthony Stephen “Sonny” Aiello, 84, husband of the late Jeanne Catherine (Carroll) Aiello, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2013 surrounded by his family.
Born in Boston on April 23, 1928, he was the son of the late Salvatore “Sammy White” Aiello and Florence (Matulakas) Aiello. Anthony was raised in the North End later moving to Gloucester where he attended school graduating from the Gloucester High School. He was a talented clarinet player in the school band receiving the Haskell Drill Medal. Anthony was also a star basketball player and in 1946 was recognized by the Boston Celtics. He and his late father “Sammy White” were fisherman.
He and his late wife Jeanne raised their family in Essex. During these years he was employed at the Ipswich Dairy and later at Babco Industry in Danvers from which he retired. In his retirement he enjoyed clamming part time and spending time with his son Stephen, daughters and his grandchildren. In his younger years, he enjoyed coaching his three sons in Little League and dancing with his wife Jeanne. Anthony was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Essex and the Essex Men’s Bowling League.
He is survived by his son Stephen and wife Susan of Essex; his daughters Catherine Woodman, Cynthia Tabor and her husband Theodore, and Theresa Gauthier and her husband Gerald, all of Ipswich; his grandchildren Rachel Aiello-Goncalves and her husband Ramon, Brittnie Aiello and her husband Kurt, Hillarie Aiello and Anthony Keaton, Beau and Jourdan Gauthier, and Zachary Tabor; his great grandchildren River, Analise and Christian. He was predeceased by his second wife Gwendolyn (Nunes) Aiello; his two sons David and Michael; a granddaughter Jeanne Catherine Tabor and son-in-law Larry D. Woodman Jr.
I love you: The Moon, the Stars, and –“Son.”
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held 11am Thursday, March 28 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich followed by interment in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions or to leave a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com