Anthony (Tony) Brice Dambro Jr. of Kennett Square

Anthony (Tony) Brice Dambro Jr., beloved builder, father, and grandfather, died Friday, Nov. 27, at his home in Kennett Square surrounded by his loving family. He was 83.

Anthony Brice Dambro Jr.

Born in 1937 in Delaware County, he was the son of the late Anthony Dambro Sr. and the late Maria (Broccoli) Dambro. He lived in Kennett Square for the last thirty-eight years.

Tony was a custom builder and developer with a wealth of experience, knowledge, and dedication. He began his career at age 15 with his father, who specialized as a masonry contractor. At the age of seventeen, after his father retired, Tony pursued his own successful career and became a master craftsman in the building and development industry over the course of nearly seven decades. Building was his passion, and he dedicated his life to constructing exceptional homes throughout Chester and Delaware counties.

Tony was on the job daily and supervised every phase of the building process from morning until evening. He treated each home as if it were his, taking pride in witnessing the evolution of each home, from the initial groundbreaking to applying the finishing touches that brought each home to life. Tony was happiest when starting a new home or development, driving his backhoe at his construction sites, looking at local properties, and planning his work for the week. When Tony was not working, he loved spending time at his home, his beach residence in Wildwood Crest, and traveling to Puerto Rico.

In addition to building individual custom homes and medical buildings throughout Chester and Delaware counties, Tony built many fine communities, including Garnet Woods, Woodside, Millbrook, Century Farms, Spring Meadows, Hickory Hill, Wickersham Estates, Fawn Run, Fox Hollow, Merrymet Farms, Londonderry Meadows, and Parker Preserve. He built over five hundred homes during his life and he never retired from his loving of building.

Tony is survived by his loving wife of many years Shirley (Tome) Dambro, four daughters, two sons, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Tony’s love for his family, love of building, and love of telling stories will be deeply missed.

You are invited to visit with Tony’s family and friends from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec.  3, at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. A funeral mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Private Interment will be at Lawn Croft Cemetery in Linwood, PA following Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tony’s name may be made to the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 555 Croton Road, Suite 111, King of Prussia, PA 19406 (

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