We sadly announce the passing of Antonio Gigi of Thornwood, NY. , who passed away on
August 15, 2021 at the age of 79. He was born on June 12, 1942 to parents Carmine and Maria
Antonio married his wife Raffaella in Italy in 1969 and came to the United States where they
lived in the Bronx and Yonkers and later moved to Thornwood, NY. He was the proud owner of
Gigi’s Pizzeria in Yonkers where he worked alongside his partner/brother, Stefano, for 25 years
until he retired in 2001.
He enjoyed playing cards, horse racing, trips to the casino and he especially loved cooking for
his family and friends.
Antonio is survived by his wife of 52 years, Raffaella, his children Valerie (Michael) Farina,
Susan (Alex) Gelman, and Maria Gigi. He will be greatly missed by his four grandsons,
MIchael, Joshua, Christian and Max, who he cherished. He is also survived by his sister,
Filomena, his brother Anniello and wife Gabriella, his twin sister Anna Maria and husband
Guiseppe and his sister in law Josephine. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers
Luigi and Stefano, his brother in law, Andrea Gigi and sister in law Maria Gigi.
In lieu of flowers , the family asks that you please consider a donation in Antonio’s memory to :
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Family and friends are invited to Pleasant Manor Funeral Home Inc. 575 Columbus Avenue Thornwood, New York 10594 on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM to celebrate his life. A Mass of Christian burial will be held for Antonio on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Holy Rosary Church in Hawthorne. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.
At the family's request please wear your mask throughout all services for Antonio
(Visitation, Mass, and Cemetery)
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