Anthony Thaddeus Rizzuto died peacefully due to ongoing health issues on July 9, 2020 in Covington Louisiana, at the age of 84.
Anthony is survived by his wife Sherry Collins Rizzuto, his children, Ronald Rizzuto (Jodi Rizzuto), Jan Rizzuto, and Robert Rizzuto (Casey Kittrell); seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and many lifelong friends especially Richie Krebs and “cousin” Albert Ackers. Anthony is preceded in death by Joann Conley Rizzuto, his brother Joseph Peter Rizzuto, and his beloved dog Midnight.
Anthony was born on August 17, 1935 in New Orleans, La to Peter Joseph Rizzuto and Florence Hammer Rizzuto. Anthony was a resident of New Orleans, Metairie, Mandeville, and most recently Covington, Louisiana. A Land Surveyor by trade, Anthony worked for J.J. Krebs and Sons for 40 years which is where he also met his beloved wife Sherry to whom he was married for 37 yrs. Anthony was a man who believed in rules, drove under the speed limit, taught his children about every possible scenario that could harm them, could fix anything; or knew someone who could. He made unlikely friendships, bought his dogs more toys than his children, possessed the greenest of thumbs, and was highly opinionated, but always with a big heart.
The family will receive friends Tuesday July 14 from Noon until 1:30 P.M. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home in New Orleans. Face masks are required. A mass for family and close friends, adhering to current Covid-19 restrictions, will be celebrated at 1:30 P.M. in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel, with interment to follow in St. Patrick #1 Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the following animal rescue organizations https://zeusrescues.org/donate/ and https://www.takepawsrescue.org/
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