Tony Daluz, Sr.October 22, 2019
Tony DaLuz, Sr., 70, of Pawtucket, RI and the son of the late Manuel and Izaura DaLuz, passed away peacefully alongside his loving family after battling cancer on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Tony was a proud veteran, serving 2 tours of duty in Vietnam for the United States Army. He earned an Accommodation Medal and was a Specialist 4. He graduated from West High School in Pawtucket, RI. He had the eyes and a smile that lit up a room. He loved his two children very much. He also enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren. He had a passion for the New England Patriots, loved Dr. Pepper and enjoyed spending Friday nights with his friends at Twin River in Lincoln, RI. He was a master craftsmen, talented and skilled in all aspects of remodeling. He was part owner of T&D Gutters and Express Gutters and worked alongside his brother and his family at Custom Gutters. He was also VP for Roberts Construction and Maintenance Supervisor at the Marriott in Providence, RI as well as working as a skilled handyman throughout his life.
Tony is survived by his son, Tony DaLuz, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Sunbury, OH as well as his daughter, Stephanie Needham and her husband Thomas of Chepachet, RI as well as his former wife of 46 years Charlotte (DaLuz) Johnson of Brockton, MA. He also leaves four loving grandchildren, Sydney and Olivia DaLuz of Sunbury, OH and Thomas and Mason Needham of Chepachet, RI. He is survived by his brothers, Danny and his wife Arlene, Frank and his wife Connie, Michael and his wife Julie, Adriano and Robert DaLuz as well as his sisters Melinda Ricciotti and her husband Mike, Gail Vecchiarino and her husband Dave, Mary Burns and her husband Mike and Jane Mcchesney and her husband Rick as well as sister-in-law Denise DaLuz. Also his deceased siblings, Manuel Jr., Joe, John, Alfred, Bobby and Melenda. He also leaves many nieces and nephews, Rick, Joe Jr., Michael, Scott, Jason, Aaron, Sheila, Christina, John Jr., Joelynda, Johana, Susan, Christopher, Jeannine, Shawn, Jennifer, Al Jr., Lisa, Christina, Danny Jr., Darren, Alex, Michael Jr., Matthew, Richard, Erin, Mike Jr., Melissa, David Jr., Kyle, Michael Jr., Justin, Stephen, Brandon and Zachary. He also leaves 48 great nieces and nephews and 13 great, great nieces and nephews. Tony is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Margie Garon of Cumberland, RI, Diane Tarvis and her husband Don of Inverness, FL, and Karen Singleton of Warwick, RI and as well as his brother-in-law, Ernie Gauvin and his wife Debbie of Tucson, AZ. Nephews Eric Gauvin, Nathan Lanoue and his nieces Casey Lanoue, Staci Gauvin and Jesi Gauvin.
Special thanks to the staff of the AG Floor at the Boston VA Hospital, Crystal Lake Rehabilitation and Beacon Hospice for all of the care, love, kindness, compassion and professionalism they showed our Dad and our family. Finally, a special thanks to our Guardian Angel Bob Danielson. He was sent from up above to help us in this most difficult time, and not only told us heartwarming stories about our Dad’s early years but guided us to say goodbye to our Dad that we love so much in a very special way. All while fulfilling the promise he made to our father, his friend. We can’t thank you enough.
Calling Hours on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 12 - 3 PM at the J.H. Williams & Co. Funeral Home, 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 9 AM at St. Teresa’s Church, 354 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861. Burial will be at Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors, 301 South County Trail, Exeter, RI 02822 at 11 AM.