Anthony "Tony" Celestino

August 18, 1948 – July 2, 2017
Place of Birth: 
Lyons, New York
Place of Death: 
Orlando, Florida

Service Event Information

July 15, 2017 - 10:00am
St. Michael Church
South Main Street
Newark, New York


July 15, 2017
Newark Cemetery


Anthony Celestino

Newark—Anthony Celestino, known to friends and family as “Tony”, passed away on July 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida, after a prolonged illness at the age of 68 years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday (July 15, 2017) at St. Michael Church, South Main Street, Newark. Burial will be in Newark Cemetery.

Born in Lyons, New York to his father Joseph Celestino, Sr. and his loving mother Petra (Nancy) Celestino. A native of Newark, Tony served his country bravely as a Marine during the Vietnam War. He was married to the love of his life, Julia Ann Celestino (nee Burgess) also of Newark in 1986. The couple then moved to Florida where they spent 31 years together and happily raised children and grandchildren.

Tony is survived by his loving wife, Julie; son Joseph DeWandel (Shannon); daughters Jennifer Burgess, Ann Marie Celestino (George Martinez) and Elizabeth Celestino; his grandchildren Trace, Javier, Julianna, Leonardo, Alex, Jordan, Gianna, Jolie and Lynette; his brother Joseph and his sisters Patti, Mary Jane, Kathy (Butch), Genevieve (Carmen) and Debbie Ann (Theresa); along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Tony was predeceased by his mother Petra, son Anthony (Celestino) Stell, and his sister Jeanne Adra.

Tony was a loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He leaves a legacy full of love and joyful memories.





Sorry i didn't get to the Service, was out of town. Always will remember Tony back in the day ( Ol Newark days). always was a good friend and alot of energy. Remember our cellar band - Tony on drums , Eric L. lead vocals and me on guitar doing  " The Last Kiss"-and that was our band experience.Rest in peace ol friend , sorry we didn't get together later in life- Blessings to all the family! Jon Moon

When I first met Tony, he told me he liked me going with his sister Genevieve.  Since that moment, we always had respect for each other.  I never remember a time when we didn't get along.  He was always a pleasure to visit with.  Our families had many holidays together where some of our most memerable moments were created.  I could always count on him when needed as he could of me.  I am sorry that he is gone and will miss him.


One of my best memories is when you built all my kitchen cabinets for my home in Massachusetts.  I was so sad when I moved from there and I couldn't take them with me.  I have so many childhood memories that it is difficult to single out one.  However the one I do remember is when I was about six and you shot me with a BB gun accidently of course it ricochet off a tree(so you said lol). I also remember how much you loved my spaghetti sauce and every time I make it now I will remember your plate with all the meatballs, sausage,spareribs and second helpings you would eat! I will always love you and miss you. 

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