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Antonio N. Tadeu
October 14, 1932 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Antonio (Tony) Nunes Tadeu, a 91, of Danbury, CT passed away on December 28. He was born October 14, 1932 in Folgosinho, Portugal, to Americo A. Nunes and Maria Gloria Tadeu.
Antonio is survived by his son Americo (Mack) and daughter-in-law Beverly; granddaughter Alexandra, husband Theodore and great-grandson Augustine Hopkinson of Oakland, CA; grandson Christopher of Houston, TX; and granddaughter Rachel and husband Kris Brakke of Chelmsford, MA.
In November 1957, Tony immigrated from Portugal after marrying native Danburian Eulalia (Lolly) Penedo. They met when Lolly was visiting a friend living in Portugal in 1956. Lolly and Tony married and travelled to settle in Danbury. A year after their marriage, Mack was born.
Antonio worked for many years at Castro Convertibles, and then opened his own business, Antonio's Upholstery when Castro Convertibles closed. He was a long-time member of the Sons of Portugal Club and then the Portuguese Cultural Center. Tony served many years as a volunteer for the Portuguese Scholarship Fund, as well as a volunteer at Dorothy Day Hospitality House. Both Lolly and Tony were devout parishioners of Sacred Heart Church for over 60 years.
Once he retired, Tony became an avid golfer and could be found with his golf buddies at the Richter Park Golf Course. Another pastime acquired after he retired was attending painting classes at the Elmwood Hall Senior Center. His home and close family and friends had beautifully rendered paintings created and gifted by him.
Tony was an outstanding cook and enjoyed preparing multi-course meals for his family and friends. Much of Tony and Lolly’s travel was spent returning to Portugal to visit with family and vacation in the Algarve. His son's diplomatic career took him and Lolly to several countries in Latin America while Mack served at the U.S. Embassy. It was a time to discover new cultures, visit major sites, but most of all to spend quality time with his grandchildren. Tony and Lolly moved closer to his son and daughter-in-law in 2021, as Alzheimer's disease took control of both their lives.
A memorial gathering will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 5,2024 with a prayer service to begin at 10:30am at Danbury Memorial Funeral Home at 117 South St., followed by burial at St. Peter Cemetery at 71 Lake Ave. Ext. Any donations can be sent to Alzheimer's Association at alz.org.