Anthony Bartholomew Laudano
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Anthony Bartholomew Laudano, 84, passed peacefully on November 23, 2019 at his home in Orange, CT. He was the devoted son to the late Anthony and Anna (Amendola) Laudano, as well as Andrew Amici, his step-father. He was the beloved husband of Susan M. Hassett Laudano and devoted father of Anthony A. Laudano of Branford, Sue-Ann (Frank) Malinconico of Old Saybrook, and Nicholas J. (Patrice) Laudano of Chester, New Jersey. He was cherished by his grandchildren, Anthony, Justin, Nicholas B., Marco, Nicholas P. and Riana, as well as his great-grandson, Anthony Edward Laudano. Born on January 19, 1935, in New Haven (Annex), CT, he was a graduate of East Haven High School in 1953 and the University of Connecticut in 1957. Anthony was a resident of Woodbridge, CT from 1970 until 2004 and lived for ten years at Montgomery Village in North Branford, CT. Anthony served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant, stationed at Manheim, the Republic of West Germany with the Ordinance Battalion. He joined the family business, Conn. Truck & Trailer Service in 1960, which had been founded by his father and uncles, John and Frank Laudano. Anthony was the President of Conn. Truck & Trailer Service Co. in North Haven, the CEO of Connecticut Equipment Sales Company, CESCO, in East Hartford, CT and Western Massachusetts Equipment Company in Agawam, MA, which served Connecticut and western Massachusetts through 1994. He was active in numerous national associations, T.B.E.A. (Truck Body & Equipment), A.E.D. (Associated Equipment Dealers), CASHO (Conn. Association of Street and Highway Officials), and the Elgin Leach Club. He earned numerous sales awards and recognitions in his profession. Anthony was also a member of the Amity Club, Woodbridge Country Club, Racebrook Country Club and Woodbridge Fathers' Baseball League.
Friends and family may call at Iovanne Funeral Home, Inc. 11 Wooster Place, New Haven on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. and are invited to St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Avenue, North Haven Wednesday for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10a.m. Interment with military honors will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Anthony B. Laudano Memorial Scholarship Fund/Amity Club, P.O. Box 8626, New Haven, CT 06531. Share a memory and sign Tony's guest book online at www.iovanne.com.