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June 10, 1933 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Anthony Quintiliani, 90, passed away January 27th, 2024 in Boca Raton. He is survived by his loving wife Ann Marie of 67 years; children, Anthony, Maryann (Daniel) DeShields, Maureen Kolman, and Ralph; 4 grandchildren John (Monique) DeShields, Lauren (Michael) Caprio, Lianne (Hunter) Downing, & Dina Marie Kolman; 6 great grandchildren Hudson, Sawyer, Marlin, Ari, Shepherd & Wager; brother Daniel and his wife Charlotte in Strasbourg, France. He is predeceased by his siblings Donato, Loretta, Maria, baby Anthony, twin brother Frank, Liliane, and Anna.
Born in Strasburg, France, on June 10th, 1933 the son of Carlo Quintiliani and Pasqualina (Colletti) of San Donato Val di Comino, Italy.
In 1943, Anthony began working as an apprentice tailor along with his brother Frank under the tutelage of their father at 10 years old. Anthony continued working as a tailor until he was 84 years old. Anthony, or Tony, as his friends and customers called him, started his own tailoring business called Saint Mark Tailor Shop in Boca Raton in the late 70s. Tony loved making and altering clothing for his customers, and always wanted to make people look and feel good. He was hospitable and engaging with his friends and customers.
The Quintiliani family fortuitously survived an errant aerial bomb that did not explode upon hitting the family home in Strasbourg during World War II. After his Father, Carlo passed away when he was 14 he survived the depression era in Europe and the German invasion into France, Anthony and his brother Frank and his sister Liliane were adopted by his Uncle Gennaro and Mary Quintiliani and immigrated to America, landing on Ellis Island in New York City. Anthony proudly served as a medic in the army with his brother Frank during the Korean War.
In 1955, Anthony met his future wife, Ann Marie Sholey on the Boston to Haverhill train while both were commuting to work. In the 1960’s Anthony was foreman at his father in law’s business the Hurley Shoe Factory in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
In 1971, Anthony relocated to Boca Raton, Florida. Tony loved golf. He introduced his grand children to the game, and some of his customers were golfers of note. He was his grandchildren’s biggest fan, he was always cheering them on in all of their sporting events. Tony was active in the community through his participation in community service with his fellow members of the local Boca Raton Kiwanis club.
Anthony spoke five languages, loved traveling, playing cards, Italian music, the Tour de France. Anthony was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Anthony knew everyone and was loved by everyone he met.
A visitation will be held at Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton on Sunday, February 4th, from 4-6pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated the following day, Monday, February 5th, at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Boca Raton at 11am, immediately followed by a graveside service at the Boca Raton City Cemetery.