Anthony “Tony T” Talamonti of Kennett Square

Anthony “Tony T” Talamonti, 72, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 26, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Betty Lou Talamonti with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Frances (DiTomasso) Talamonti.

Anthony Talamonti

Tony worked at A. Duie Pyle, Inc. as a manager of operations, retiring after 30 years. He then went on to start his own company, World Class Fire Equipment, and became America’s No. 1 Metz agent while working with Metz Aerials, USA Division and the Rosenbauer Group. He traveled the U.S. and abroad, making many good friends along the way.

Tony was a special person, a selfless man who dedicated his life to his community and helping others. Whether it was the lifetime he spent volunteering at the Kennett Fire Company, serving as president for over 35 years, readily assisting with the cleanup effort in New York after 9/11, or helping someone in need, he never asked for anything in return or desired any recognition.

Tony was a member of the Four Seasons Motorcycle Club. He had many fond memories and appreciated the camaraderie of riding alongside his brothers. He also enjoyed an occasional game of golf, spending time with his grandchildren, and Saturday morning breakfasts with his buddies.

A devoted family man, Tony was an incredible role model for his family, who loved and respected him immensely. Above all else, his family came first.

Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Talamonti, Angela Kavanaugh, Donna Schuibbeo (Eric) all of Kennett Square, one son, Joseph Talamonti (Kim) of Cochranville, 11 grandchildren, Amanda, Jessica, Sarah, Nick, Anthony, Emily, Aly, Matthew, Jenny, Olivia, and Michael, three great grandchildren, Abby, Alexa, and Logan, one sister, Donna Miller (Dan) of Kennett Square, and his mother in law, Betty B. Harkins of Kennett Square. He was predeceased by two brothers, Luigi and Joseph Talamonti.

You are invited to visit with Tony’s family and friends from 8– 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707. A funeral mass will follow at 11 and interment will be at Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805. Contributions in Tony’s memory may be made to ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Rd. Suite 260 Ambler, PA 19002 or St Judes Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. To view Tony’s online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

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