Anthony J. “Tony” Sabatino
January 28, 1942 - February 2, 2022
Anthony J. “Tony” Sabatino, age 80, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 28, 1942, he was the son of the late Anthony J. and Emma (DiAngelo) Sabatino. Tony met the love of his life, Mary J. Palmieri and the two were happily married on October 18, 1969. He was an incredible loving father to Gia and his son-in-law, Rocky. His entire life revolved around his loving granddaughters, Gina and Gabby. He enjoyed spending time making homemade gravy, meatballs and baking cakes with the girls. Tony looked forward to our annual family vacations in Siesta Key, Florida, and smoking cigars with Rocky. Tony’s latest love was his little Cavapoo, “Patti” who added so much love and joy to his life. Not only did Tony touch our lives but all those who knew him.
Tony graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in Philadelphia, PA in 1959. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Tony worked for Delta Airlines in Philadelphia, retiring in 1995 after 23 years of service. After retirement, Tony worked for St. Annes Episcopal School in Middletown.
Tony was a great husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his sister, Raphael Christofala. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary J. Sabatino; daughter, Gia; son-in-law, Rocky; and granddaughters, Gina and Gabby.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 6 pm, where a memorial service will follow at 6 pm on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE.
Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tony’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here.