- November 27, 1934 - April 12, 2017
- Waltham, Massachusetts
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“My prayers are with you. Thanks for sharing all your music talents with me. You helped my career in music to be successful. May you Rest In Peace my...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Tony Flecca - Waltham, MA
“We love and miss you so much Uncle Tony
2 of 8 | Posted by: Casey and Shannon Mercer - MA
“I played drums with Tony many years ago My prayers and thoughts are with his family.Steve and Maureen Taddeo
3 of 8 | Posted by: StevphenId Taddeo - waltham
“It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to such a wonderful man, our hearts and prayers are with you always. Stephen and Joyce Desmond
4 of 8 | Posted by: Joyce & Stepen Desmond - MA
“My thoughts and prayers are with you, Pat and family, as you grieve the loss of dear Tony. What a fine man he was! So happy I I was whenever I met...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sr. Bernice King - Worcester, MA
“I was a friend with Tony for years. as a fellow musician I appreciated his talent on the accordion. very nice man. he will be missed.
6 of 8 | Posted by: john bittelari - nashua, NH
“I will miss you Uncle Tony! As a child, I always looked forward to the Christmas Eve celebrations when you played the accordian & we all sang along...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Michelle O"Neill - tewksbury, MA
“Tony,You will be missed forever! I remember all the wonderful times we had! Among my favorites are all the sleepovers with you and Pat, having ice...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Debreceni - Dunstable, MA
Waltham – Mr. Anthony R. "Tony" Stefanelli, of Waltham, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Meadow Green Nursing Home, Waltham. He was 82.
Tony was born in Somerville on November 27, 1934, a son of the late Joseph and Lena (Alcione) Stefanelli. In between the Korean and Vietnam Wars he served as a Morse code operator with the United States Army Signal Corps.
Music was his passion and something that he was a natural at since his teen years. Tony had 'an ear' for music and was able to play an accordion and piano with unrivaled ability. He turned his passion into a career and spent his life building and tuning pianos and teaching others to play. He was also an entertainer for years.
The best part of his life began on July 14, 1968 when he married his sweetheart, Charlestown native Patricia A. Yeramian, in Saint Mary's Church, Charlestown. The couple made Medford their home for thirty-three years before moving to Waltham sixteen years ago.
In addition to his wife, Patricia, he leaves his brother, Richard Stefanelli of Medford; his sister-in-law, Paula Desmond of Billerica and many nieces and nephews.
Tony was the brother-in-law of the late Lillian Campagna and Paul Yeramian.
Family and friends will honor and remember Tony's life by gathering to visit at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 17th in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.