Anthony John Mario Fea, 82, of Iron Station, North Carolina, passed peacefully from this life for a better one in the presence of his family and the Lord on Sunday, September 6th, 2020. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 537 (Business) Highway 16 Denver, North Carolina. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the church’s website at holyspiritnc.org for those who are unable to attend in person.
Born on June 24th, 1938 in Orange, New Jersey to the late Sisto and Francesca Fea, Tony was the oldest of four boys; Andrew, Sisto (survived), and Thomas (survived).
Tony loved life. His many talents and passions led him to several professions including a restaurant entrepreneur, contractor, and gentleman farmer. Tony was an avid outdoorsman, a skilled craftsman and woodworker, and a charter member of the Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus. Above all, Tony was a loving Husband of 62 years, father of five, grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of one.
Tony is survived by his wife Lucille Ronco Fea, sons Anthony Fea, Patrick Fea, Matthew Fea (Colleen), Sisto Fea (Tammy), and daughter Laura Suggs (Darrell). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Operation L.A.M.B .
The Good Samaritan Funeral Home in Denver is serving the Fea Family.
Lucille, Anthony, Patrick, Matthew, Sisto & Laura – We are so shocked & extremely sorry to learn of the loss of this precious life. Our hearts, too are broken. No doubt he was greatly loved. (I loved my brother very much too) & he will always be loved by all. There are no words that can take away the pain of losing him. We pray you will all feel the comfort & peace of the Lord, which passes all understanding (Philippians Chap.4 vs 7), as only He can give. We pray for the Lord’s strength to uphold you during this difficult time of grief & sadness & that you feel His loving arms surrounding, holding & uplifting you at this time. We know you all have wonderful & precious memories of Anthony, as do we, & pray that one day you will all be able to smile through the tears when thinking about him & have & share some laughter when thinking about the joy & laughs he gave all of us. No doubt he will be terribly missed by everyone. Our most deepest & heartfelt sympathy & condolences. God bless all of you & take care. With all our love, Sisto & Pepper 🙁 🙁 🙁
Tony you were a friend, a student and a teacher of mine. I cherish the time of our Sunday dinners and the conversations that covered all topics. There was humor and always respect. It brought me back to my younger days when every Sunday was a gathering of family and friends with pasta and wine. You and Lu and the rest of your family are now family to me. I am sure you are entertaining God in heaven with your stories. You will me missed but I know you will be happy. You will remain in my heart and in my memory…..
The world is a better place because you were here! We are so glad that you were a part of our lives. My deepest sympathy to Lou and all the kids and grandkids! What a legacy you left, Tony! I will never forget you! And that cigar! Lol we love you and will miss you! But our lives were made better by having you in it! RIP ❤️🙏🏼
So sorry to hear this. It’s been decades since we shared life, but he was one of the greatest of the greatest. My sympathies to the family.
Loved my cousin Tony♥️♥️ Many memories of growing up together in Orange NJ. Tony will see his mom & dad again again and his beloved brother Andrew. Knowing this gives me great comfort✝️✝️
No words. No one could replace Tony’s life style, that we
All wanted, love all his family
I am so very sorry for your loss Mrs. Fea and the entire Fea family. Tony was the first person I met when I came into Holy Spirit Church. He was such a sweet, welcoming, genuine man. As long as I knew him, he never changed. I know he will be greatly missed here, but you will all be together again. My love and prayers for peace to all of You.
Tony, you were the first parishioner my wife and I met when we moved to Denver, NC from St Louis, MO. Your friendship over the years has meant so much to me. You were always supportive of Nancy and I. You are sorely missed. I know that your are in the hands of Our Lord enjoying his vision. My thoughts and prayers go out to Lou and your family.
Tony, I’ll always remember you as a true gentleman, a vast encyclopedia of knowledge and most importantly, my friend. You always had a joke or two to tell and your sense of humor was witty and charming. I’ll miss seeing you and Patrick in the gym and watching the tremendous progress you were making. Rest easy my friend, a better life awaits you.
My sincerest condolences to the entire Fea family.