Anthony G Lagonia

Died: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019


4:00 PM to 6:45 PM, Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
Location: Wood Funeral Home

Funeral Service

6:45 PM Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
Location: Wood Funeral Home


1:00 PM Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Location: Brig. Gen. W.C. Doyle Vet. Mem. Cemetery

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LAGONIA, ANTHONY G., 74, of Little Egg Harbor, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019, at home.  He was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., residing there and Woodbridge, N.J., prior to moving to Little Egg Harbor, N.J.  Anthony worked as a warehouse manager for Plastic Express, Edison, N.J.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving from 1966-1968.  He was a member of American Legion Post #45, Perth Amboy, where he served as treasurer.  He was an avid motorcycle rider who loved his Harley.  His prior employers were Interpak, Edison, N.J., and ATC, Perth Amboy, N.J., where he was a member of Local 825, Operating Engineers.  Anthony was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

Anthony was survived by his sons Anthony Lagonia, Thomas Verello and wife Jodi, daughters Ann Marie Scala and husband Eddie, Lori Calderon, and Victoria Verello, brother Robert “Butch” Lagonia, sister Loretta Lagonia-Parsons, grandchildren Danielle, Kelsey, Travis, Matthew, Katherine, Erin, great-grandchildren Aliannah, Eleanor, Thomas, and many nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be Monday, November 11, from 4-6:45 PM, with a service at 6:45 PM, at WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 134 EAST MAIN ST., TUCKERTON, N.J.  Burial will be Tuesday, November 12, at 1 PM, in Brigadier Gen. William C. Doyle Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Rd., Wrightstown, N.J., 08562.  

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Your daughter Victoria Verello
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
My Dearest Dad,

I was so lucky to have you for my Dad, I have so many wonderful memories with you that fill my heart with love, whether it was the day you brought me to get my ears pierced in Perth Amboy, or the many times you had to take me to the dentist, no one ever wanted to take me to the dentist, but you did, even as I got older and needed my wisdom teeth taken out or other oral surgery, you were always there, by my side. I remember the days when I was in girl scouts and going to my first camp sleep over. You took me to the store to get snacks, all these years, every time I go past that store, I think of you. I remember always driving around in your pick up truck & you always let me sit on the box in the middle of the seats & pretended to let me think I was shifting, even the times you picked up hitch hikers because you were a good man, and would always help anyone at any time. I always wanted to spend time with you, we would go visit your friends, Uncle Bill, Aunt Loretta, or you would take me down to the Perth Amboy waterfront and then to get Ice Cream. Or the many times you took me to Keansburg, and as I got older, whenever me and my friends wanted to go dancing on Sundays, you would always drive us. You were a tough man, you endured so much in your lifetime, im glad god put you in mine & Matthew’s lives, you gave me a good life, I am always thankful for everything you have given me, done for me, and the many times you were there for me. When I had Matthew, you were the proudest Grandfather, Matthew has always loved spending time with his Poppy, I could never thank you enough, especially the day of his first Communion, when I discovered our fish had passed away and we didn’t want to upset him on his special day, you went and found a replacement before he even noticed it was missing. You would be so happy when we would come surprise you at work, and you could show him off to everyone. You instilled so many values in me, which I live each day of my life knowing where I got that from. The day of your accident years ago, broke my heart, I did whatever I could for you to live and recover from your injuries, it was a tough road, you went through a lot, I needed to see you every day, and help you in any way I could. I didn’t want to lose my father. I went through all the milestones with you and your recovery, Mommy and I spent every possible minute by your side, caring for you and moving your recovery along. I was so happy when you finally came home and started getting your life back. All these years, Ive always learned so much from you, I was always grateful for you and everything you have done for us. I will miss kissing your cheek, I will miss fishing & crabbing with you, I will miss the sound of your voice, I will miss making you a cup of tea, I will miss the wonderful man that raised me to be the woman I am today, the mother I am today, and the person I will always be. I love you Daddy, always and forever, I was truly blessed to have a Father as wonderful as you. I wish I could have found a man that was as wonderful as you, I wish you could have walked me down the aisle on my wedding day, you will always be in my heart, I will love you always & forever Daddy. You will always be my hero <3

Tom Verello
   Posted Sun November 10, 2019
I'm going to miss you, Dad.
You were a great father and a great man.
Rest in peace, Dad.
Love you.


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