Anthony (Tony) J. Mauri, Sr. of Tampa, Florida born June 13, 1944, to the late James V. Mauri and Vincenza (Zirillo) Mauri of Derby, Connecticut passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on December 27, 2022, after a long fiercely fought battle with cancer.
Tony was the beloved husband of Kim (McLenithan) Mauri of Tampa, Florida, the loving father of Robin (Lee) Brownell of Cambridge, New York, Tony (Denna) Mauri of Knoxville Tennessee and his late son James Mauri of Oxford, Connecticut and his daughter in law Monica Mauri of Bradenton, Florida. Tony was also the loving brother of Franklin Mauri of Woodstock, Connecticut. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Shannon, Kristin, Levi, and Amanda as well as 9 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tony grew up in Derby Connecticut and moved to Vermont in 1982 where he lived until 1990 when he moved to Florida with Kim who would later become his wife.
Tony was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed fly fishing the Battenkill River in Vermont, camping and he loved riding, especially his Harley aka “Big Blue”. He was also a member of the Silver Dollar Shooters Club in Odessa, Florida where he liked to spend time trap shooting and hanging out with the guys.
As a proud Italian American, he had a passion for cooking and he was well-known for his Italian dishes, he loved to invite family and friends to come over and enjoy the simple pleasures of sharing a great meal together, sipping on a Jack and listening to music. Tony was a long-time NHL fan with a soft spot for the “Original Six” but a true love for the New York Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tony was not only a great friend, loving father, and husband, he was a rock; he was an inspiration to all who knew and loved him for his will to fight and how to live life to the fullest while battling health issues. Tony left this world but will forever be in our hearts as he was loved deeply and will be greatly missed by many.
A celebration of his life will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church located at 4518 S. Manhattan Avenue Tampa, FL 33611 at 3:00 on Wednesday, January 18th with a gathering in the social hall immediately following the mass.