FREEPORT — Anthony James “Tony” Falvo Jr., 75, died peacefully June 25 at Hawthorne House after a long, difficult battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Born Dec. 15, 1934, in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of Anthony J. Sr., and Rose Anne Delgreco Falvo.
After he graduated in 1964 from Atlantic Union College with a bachelor’s degree, he attended the University of Connecticut. He received a master’s degree in social work in 1966.
He joined the staff at Children’s Aid and Family Services in Fitchburg, Mass., and started the Young Boys Pals in Fitchburg, which later became The Big Brother Program.
His love for Maine brought him to the Bath/Brunswick area where he worked in mental health.
An intelligent man with a humble nature, he fought Parkinson’s disease silently and bravely.
He was an avid cribbage player, and enjoyed spending time at People Plus, Highland Green Group and Sky-Hy.
He was predeceased by a brother, Frederick Falvo.
Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Joanne Lucas Falvo of Topsham; two daughters, Deborah Falvo of Kenya, Africa, and Laurie Falvo of Smithsburg, Md.; two step-daughters, Lynda Bishop and husband Brad of Waterville, and Sharon Panek and husband John of Brunswick; three grandchildren, Aaron, Dustin and Angela Aho; three step-grandchildren, Taylor Powell, Cameron and Kyle Bishop; nephew Frederick Falvo and niece Rae Anne Marden.
A celebration of his life will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 1, at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at St. Cyril Cemetery, U.S. Rt. 125, Lisbon Falls.
Memorial contributions may be made to Maine Parkinson’s Society, P.O. Box 2382, South Portland, ME 04106.
Memorial condolences may be expressed and a video viewed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.