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Anthony James Falvo Jr.

Obituary
December 15, 1934 - June 25, 2010
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Topsham-Anthony J. Falvo Jr., age 75, died peacefully on Friday, June 25 after a long, difficult battle with Parkinson’s disease at Hawthorne House in Freeport.   He fought the disease silently and bravely.  His family, close friends and acquaintances will miss him deeply.

 

Tony was born December 15, 1934 in Hartford, CT, the son of Anthony J. Sr. and Rose Anne Delgreco Falvo.  He graduated from Union Springs Academy in Union Springs New York in 1953 and, in 1964, he graduated from Atlantic Union College with a Bachelor of Arts.

 

In 1966 he graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Masters in Social Work and joined the professional staff at Children’s Aid and Family Services, Fitchburg, MA.

At the same time, he initiated the Young Boys Pals in Fitchburg which later became The Big Brother Program.

 

In 1967 he was named to the staff of Child and Family Mental Health Services in Lewiston, ME.  He was employed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Institute of Living in Hartford CT.

 

Tony’s  great love for the state of Maine brought him to Bath/Brunswick Mental Health.  He later worked in private practice.

 

No one will ever know the impact Tony had on other’s lives.  He was a silent warrior.  To quote a friend of Tony’s, "He was a very intelligent man with an extremely humble nature.” 

 

Tony was an avid cribbage player and enjoyed the time he spent at People Plus, Highland Green Group as well as days spent at Sky-Hy.

 

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Joanne Lucas Falvo of Topsham, daughters Deborah Falvo of Kenya, Africa and Laurie Falvo of Smithsburg, MD, step-daughters Lynda Bishop and husband Brad of Waterville and Sharon Panek and husband John of Brunswick, 3 grandchildren Aaron, Dustin and Angela Aho, 3 step-grandchildren Taylor Powell, Cameron and Kyle Bishop, nephew Frederick Falvo and Niece Rae Anne Marden.

 

He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Frederick Falvo.

 

A celebration of Tony’s life will take place 10:00AM Thursday, July 1 at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal Street, Brunswick.  Burial will follow at 3:00PM at St. Cyril Cemetery, Rt. 125  in Lisbon Falls.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Maine Parkinson’s Society, P.O. Box 2382, South Portland, Maine 04106.

 

Memorial condolences may be expressed and a memorial video viewed at www.stetsonsfuneralhome.com