Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

April 18, 2013

Anthony Tavilla, 85

Andover, MA — Anthony “Tony” Tavilla of South Boston, formerly of Lexington, passed away on March 29, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Alba (Amoroso) Tavilla and loving father of Paul R. of Nahant, Felicia Tavilla (Cerullo) of Andover, Judith Bombara of Acton, and Brenda J. Clifford and her husband, Kevin, of Danvers. He is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren; dear brother, F. Claire Maselli of Cranbury, N.J., Pauline Citro of Fort Mill, S.C., Joseph Tavilla of Andover, Paul Tavilla of Arlington, Rosalie Tavilla of Naples, Fla., and Richard Tavilla of Bedford; and many nieces and nephews.

He was a Korean War veteran with the U.S. Army and also the retired owner of P. Tavilla Co., Inc., in Chelsea, Mass.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services were held at Grace Chapel in Lexington on Friday, April 5. Interment was at Westview Cemetery in Lexington. Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 (

Arrangement were under the direction of the Douglas Funeral Home in Lexington.