In memory of
Anthony Viesto
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In memory of
Anthony Viesto
Viesto, Anthony Anthony "Tony" Viesto at 90 years young passed peacefully on Saturday January 7th, 2017 in Greenwich Hospital. A lifelong resident of Stamford, Tony was born March 4th, 1926 to the late Benedetto and Marie (Loizzo) Viesto of Altamura, Italy. Tony was an enlisted rifleman in World War II for Company A, 103d ID, 411th infantry regiment. In 1945, he was transferred to the 45th Thunderbirds ID, 180th infantry regiment, and was of the many brave servicemen responsible for the liberation of the Dachau subsidiary concentration camp, Kaufering. Tony was the recipient of a Combat Infantryman Badge, a Bronze Star, an American Campaign Medal, a European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, a World War II Victory Medal, an Army Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp, and an Honorable Service Lapel Button. Following his service, Tony studied at Wright Tech Technical School for carpentry. He went on to open his own contracting business, in which he ran for over 60 years. During this time he also owned Car-An variety store in the West Side of Stamford. In his wife's last 25 years, he served as her tender and loving caregiver. GENESIS 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you. Tony was a man rooted strongly within his Catholic faith. He was an active member of the Sacred Heart Church (Stamford), where he was an usher for over 40 years, and member of the Holy Name Society. Additionally, he was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, American Legion, and The Knights of Columbus. Tony truly enjoyed everything life had to offer, and saw nothing as a challenge. Even into his 90s, he could be spotted driving around town, spending time at the local coffee shops, and playing his numbers. Incredibly sharp, Tony thrived in the company of others. With a glass of red wine (his sworn secret to long life) in hand, he would often entertain those with his reminiscent stories of life and war. Life is on borrowed time, and Tony spent his refusing to grow old. He is survived by his large and loving family including children Carol M. Russo (Viesto) of Stamford, and Anthony J. Viesto and wife Cheryl; His grandchildren Leah Palmer-Quinn and husband Michael of Stamford, Suzanne Russo-Vidal and husband Victor of NJ, David Viesto and wife Kim of Norwalk, Steven Viesto and his fiancé Katie of Fairfield, Heidi Russo-Roberts of TX, and Christian Russo of New Canaan; His great-grandchildren Brendan and Liam Quinn (the twins), and Audrey Viesto; His sister Catherine "Kitty" Darois of Darien; His two brothers Frank Viesto and wife Rose of FL, and Dominick Viesta and wife Doris of FL; Also surviving are his many nieces, nephews, friends, and "brothers and sisters" of the parish. Tony has entered into eternal peace with his wife Annette Tamburri Viesto (2011); his sister Lucy Viesto Fusco (1999); his brothers John Viesta (2003), Angelo "Yonge" Viesto (2005); and his son-in-law John Russo (2016). Family and friends may call from 5:00pm-8:00pm on Friday, Jan 13, 2017 at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue Stamford, CT 06902. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday January 14th, 2017, at 10:30 am, at Sacred Heart RC Church 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery 14 Hecker Ave, Darien CT. For those desiring to make contributions in memory of Tony, it is asked in lieu of flowers that gifts be made to The Sacred Heart Church 37 Schuyler Ave. Stamford, CT 06902. For online condolences please visit www.Cognetta.com
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