SCOTTSDALE - Anthony Barbella, 83 of Scottsdale died Tuesday December 13, 2022. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. His family later moved to Huntington, Long Island and built a successful Italian Bread Bakery Business. In 1976, Anthony and his family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. Anthony became a Top Auto Salesman and won many awards. He leaves behind Kathy, his beloved wife of 58 years, sons Daniel (Sarah) and Dean and his daughters, Maureen (Jim), Donna (Ted), Melissa (Cliff) and Lisa who preceded him in death. Anthony had 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. His family was his greatest joy. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am with a viewing at 10:00 am. A reception will follow on Friday, December 23, 2022, at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ. In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of the Valley on behalf of Anthony, https://www.hov.org/donate/. Visit hansenmortuary.com for online condolences.
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John Daniels wrote on Dec 23, 2022:
"I have sooooo many great memories of my Uncle Anthony! I would need a whole book to share all of them truly. As my Aunt Kathy knows he was like another Father figure to me. I was around him and his family so much growing up. Then when I moved back to Arizona from Long Island by myself to go to College at Arizona State University,I stayed with him and Aunt Kathy,and my beautiful cousins,Maureen,Dean,Donna,and Melissa for a little while until I got on my feet. He always stayed on me like his own son,as my own Dad was usually working when I was younger until the business was sold when I was about 12. And in Arizona when I was by myself he would always give me his wisdom and advice. I always appreciated my Uncle Anthony,and I will miss him dearly! My Uncle was also like a best friend to me,and I always will treasure him. He was one good looking son of a gun too! As for my Aunt Kathy,Maureen,Dean,Donna,and Melissa I am so sorry for your loss. I love and miss you guys so so much. Uncle Anthony you will truly be missed by us all! As i said ,I would need a whole book at least to share all my memories of him! Rest in peace and God Bless You Uncle Anthony!"
Kevin Reynolds wrote on Dec 23, 2022:
"Deepest condolences Kathy and family, tony was a wonderful man who provided me with some great memories as a child that I still recall today, a true gentleman who I'm sure is sadly missed. Rest in peace Tony...
Kevin, Jayne and family x
John Cuccurullo jr. wrote on Dec 21, 2022:
"Anthony and my Father John Cuccurullo are cousins. They were very close back in Anthony's Brooklyn Degraw street and 5th ave days and the Huntington days. May they reunite in Heaven. John Cuccurullo jr."
Anthony Cuccurullo wrote on Dec 21, 2022:
"I remember my big cousin Anthony always with a smile and a cheerful voice that made my feel good being around him. Sometimes I would go to Long Island and visit my aunt Mary and uncle Danny and my cousins, my godmother Louise, Joseph, John and Anthony. All good people and made you feel like you belong. But Anthony always made my laugh with his kidding. I will always remember my cousin Anthony with that wonderful smile."
Kathryn Walker wrote on Dec 20, 2022:
"Kathy and wonderful family, we send our love and prayers for you all. We believe in Forever Families and so may you find peace with the thought that you will all be together again."
Lisa Rourke wrote on Dec 20, 2022:
"So sad at the passing of my Uncle Tony. Lots of lovely childhood memories. Rest in Peace. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to My Aunty Kathy and cousins. Lisa Steve Demi and Johnny ?? Xxx"
Gloria Miller wrote on Dec 20, 2022:
"Kathy and family we are so sad at the passing of Tony we have some wonderful memories of him during your times in the UK, we send our deepest condolences to you all. He is now resting in peace"
Rebecca wrote on Dec 20, 2022:
"Will miss you my lovely uncle Tony , rest in peace . Thinking of my Auntie Kathy & all my cousins in America big hugs to you all . Lots of love ??Rebecca Michael Louie & Ruby xx "
Becky Davini wrote on Dec 19, 2022:
"My deepest condolences to KathyB and your beautiful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. What a legacy you created here on earth. Peace in Paradise."