Anthony A. DeSimone
North Haven firefighter Anthony A. DeSimone, 50, of North Haven, passed away Aug. 24 at Yale-New Haven Hospital after being stricken at his home. He was the beloved husband of 20 years to Pamela Parauka DeSimone. Anthony was born in New Haven on Dec. 15, 1972, and was the son of the late Charles P. DeSimone Sr. and Marge DeLizio DeSimone.
A 1991 graduate of North Haven High School, Anthony had served as a volunteer firefighter with the Northeast Volunteer Fire Company #4 before becoming a career firefighter in 2000. Anthony was past president, past treasurer, and liaison for the North Haven Professional Firefighters Association. He was a member of the North Haven Knights of Columbus, Council 3733, and coached North Haven Little League.
He was the loving father of Dominic A. DeSimone and Victoria T. DeSimone, brother-in-law of Valerie Parauka, and uncle of Brandon N. DeSimone and Scarlett J. Parauka. He was predeceased by his brother Charles P. DeSimone Jr.
The visiting hours will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at The Havens Family North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. Family and friends are invited to go directly to a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, Aug. 31, at St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Avenue, North Haven, and also to attend the committal service immediately following with full departmental honors in All Saints Cemetery. Please omit flowers, and if so desired, make contributions to the Anthony A. DeSimone Children’s Education Fund, 33 Sara Circle, North Haven, CT 06473 www.northhavenfuneral.com.