Anthony C. Spratta
MERIDEN - Anthony C. Spratta, 95, husband of the late Dolores Spratta passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, after a long battle with Alzheimer's diease. He was born May 26, 1921, in Waterbury a son of the late James and Pasqualine (Ferruci) Spratta. Anthony proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medic in the South Pacific during the battles of Saipan and Iwo Jima. After returning he worked as a buffer with International Silver Company. In 1966, he and his wife, Dolores, opened Dee's Antiques, and enjoyed many years operating it together. He is survived by a daughter, Holly Digertt and her husband, John, of Middlefield; a son, Thomas J. Spratta and his partner, Annie, of Meriden; two grandchildren, John Anthony Digertt and Jacqueline Agramonte; a brother, Vincent Spratta, of Meriden; and a sister, Margaret "Molly" Orlando, of Texas. He was preceased by his brother, Johnny; and sisters, Josephine O'Leary, Louise Cleveland, Beatrice Spratta, Lucy Celentano, Dorothy Orsini, and Rosemary Vecca. A heartfeld thank-you to Anthony's angel caregivers, Miss Ro and Robert (aka "Joe) for their outstanding, loving and compassionate care. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Burial beside his wife, will follow in Gethsemane Cemtery, Bee St., Meriden. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 43, Southington, CT 06489 or at www.alz.org/ct. To send a condolence please see obituary at www.beecherandbennett.com.
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