DANBURY, Conn. - Anthony R. Verrilli "Tony" died March 29. He was 90.
He was born March 15, 1923, in Bridgeport, son of Anthony Rocco Verrilli and Josephine Morzello Verrilli.
Verrilli was a resident of Maplewood Senior Living in Danbury. He raised his family in Rye, N.Y., and later lived for many years at Heritage Hills in Somers, N.Y.
A graduate of Harrison High School class of 1941 and the University of Missouri at Columbia class of 1946 where he received his BA in business administration and dairy bacteriology. As a student, he became a member of Delta Sigma Pi: Alpha Beta Chapter and Beta Gamma Sigma.
Verrilli also attended Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan Law School. A discharged veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1944-1945. He worked for the Verrilli family dairy company, Green Meadow Farms, before and after school and during the summer while in high school and college.
Verrilli managed various men's retail clothing stores such as Frost Men's Shop, Roger Kent, and Wallach's. In 1979, he changed careers and joined Houlihan Parnes as a commercial real estate broker until 1990, when he founded Verrilli Realty.
Verrilli is survived by his wife, Jeanne E. Verrilli; son, Mark Verrilli (Candida Miele) of Manassas, Va.; daughter, Ellen Stevens (Dacy) of Rye; and son, Ronald Verrilli (Pamela Haub) of St. Louis, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. He was predeceased by his parents; and sisters, Rose and Gloria.
Calling hours are Saturday, April 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Graham Funeral Home .
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