Anthony “Tony” LoBianco peacefully passed away on Sunday, May 30th surrounded by his family.
If you had the honor of knowing Tony, you knew first-hand how great of a man he was. From his infectious smile and warm laugh to his mild-mannered & gregarious nature, Tony was beloved by the local community. His accomplishments are too long to list, but the 3 things that defined Tony above all else were that he was a loving father, a caring husband, and the true definition of the American Dream.
Tony was born on June 5, 1935 in Termini, Sicily, to Guiseppe and Josephine LoBianco. At the age of 19, he left Sicily for America, eventually settling in Brooklyn, NY where he would open his first small business, T&T Automotive Repair. Shortly after, he met the love of his life, Angela, and were married on April 15, 1961 in Bensonhurst. Tony & Angela would proceed to stay in Brooklyn for the next 14 years, starting a family and raising 4 beautiful children Joseph, Lisa, Angela & Peter.
In 1974 they decided to leave Brooklyn and move their family to Lake Katrine, New York. He decided to take his love for food and opened the original Angela's Pizzeria in Lake Katrine, he named his first restaurant after his love. From 1974-1992 Anthony opened several Angela’s Pizza throughout the Hudson Valley. He was instrumental in seeding the establishment of Dutchess County's first brewery, Hyde Park Brewing Company in 1996. They later opened Skytop Steakhouse & Brewery, and more recently Rip Van Winkle Brewery in Catskill, NY.
Tony is survived by his wife Angela. His children Joseph and wife Mariella LoBianco, Lisa Fasone and husband Ken, Angela Barone and husband Richard, and Peter LoBianco. His grandchildren Marisa Fasone, Victoria Zacharia, Christina Johnson, Anthony LoBianco, Dominic DeCicco, Alexandria LoBianco, Dante DeCicco, Nicholas Fasone, Alanna LoBianco, Gianni DeCicco, Aidan LoBianco, Chazz LoBianco. His great grandchildren Camden Shea & Meadow Grace and his beloved dog Bella. Anthony is also survived by a brother Pat LoBianco.
In addition to his parents, Anthony is predeceased by his three sisters, Maria LoBianco, Savaria Lisuzzo and Anna Bova.
Anthony will be reposing at the Simpson-Hammerl Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave, Kingston, on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
The funeral procession will form from the funeral home on Thursday at 9:00 AM.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Catherine Laboure Church at 10:00 AM.
The interment will be held privately.
Simpson-Hammerl Funeral home is honored to assist the family of Anthony with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research in the name of Milena Pagano. Please see here for link: https://giving.mskcc.org/donate-now