Anthony George “Tony” Finocchiaro , father, brother and one hell of a great friend died Thursday April 13, 2017 at his family home in New Hope, MN.
He was born March 29, 1962 to George and Carolyn in Yonkers, NY. Tony lived in a lot of places and knew a lot of faces in his 55 years. He dabbled in just about every occupation expect proctology;he said he didn’t have the hands for it.
Tony was a loud, proud, and very good looking Italian (do they come any other way?) with a contagious laugh and a knack for making friends wherever he went. He loved LOUD music, pinky rings, motorcycles, alien conspiracies, telling bad jokes, and people (not necessarily in that order). But above all, he adored the love of his life, Lorraine his wife of 26 years whom he lovingly called Reenie, and their son, Anthony Jr. (AJ).
If you knew Tony, even briefly, you were witness to his generous heart and spirit. He was the one who we all leaned on. Without fail he was always there to help anyone in need, whether he was giving you the Harley t-shirt off of his back, a shoulder to cry on, or by brightening your day with his big goofy grin.
The ultimate measure of a good man's life are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love and Tony had them in spades. We are all left better people to have just known him.
Tony is greatly missed by his wife, Lorraine; and his son, AJ; sister, Joy Emerick and her husband, Brian; brother, Michael Smeraldo and his wife, Kristen; brother, Andrew Armand and his wife, Jennifer; brother, Giorgio Armand; his father, George Armand; many nephews and nieces; cousins; and friends.
He is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Carolyn.
Please join us for a celebration of Tony's life Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home located at 6000 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN at 11:00am. Visitation one hour prior with luncheon immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials to the family are preferred.
Wednesday, April 19th 10-11 AM
Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
6000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, MN
Our son recently passed away and of course you never expect to have to deal with this for your children so my wife and I were not only devastated but didn’t know what to do or where to turn next. Evans-Nordby was recommended to us by our Priest and I’m so glad he did. From the moment I talked to Tina on the phone I could tell we were in good hands as she took care of every detail. We met with her the next day and she went through all the aspects of what we were to expect in the coming days, weeks, then months ahead. Every employee we had contact with at Evans-Nordby was kind, compassionate and extremely professional. Thanks Tina and to all at Evans-Nordby for making an unbearable experience at least tolerable.