In Memory of




Obituary for Anthony G LaValla

Anthony Guy LaValla departed this earth on September 18 at the age of 85. Born in Rochester PA on June 6, 1936, he spent his childhood in Stamford and became a life-long Byram resident.
Anthony is predeceased by his mother and father Mary (Fedele) LaValla and Mario LaValla, sister and brother-in-law Lena (LaValla) Tamborino and Italo Tamborino (Stamford), brother Ralph LaValla (Westport), and beloved nephew Greg LaValla (Westport).
He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years Anna (Bocchino) LaValla, his brother Guy (Helena) LaValla (Lighthouse point FL), sister-in-law Judy LaValla (Westport), daughters Maria (LaValla) Mallozzi and Stephen Mallozzi (Trumbull), Santina LaValla, surrogate daughter, Katy Rose (West Palm Beach FL), 3 grandchildren, Marissa Mallozzi (Staff Sgt, U.S. Air Force), Nicholas Mallozzi and Joseph Mallozzi as well as nephews, niece and cousins.
Anthony realized the American Dream of his Italian immigrant father (Minturno, Italy) who died when Anthony was age 14.
He graduated from J Wright Technical School in Stamford and served in the U.S. Army in postwar Germany. He worked as a carpenter and a salesman for commercial and residential sliding glass windows and doors both domestic and international.
Anthony was an avid golfer, enjoyed travel with his wife, gardening, and the fellowship of his peers - whether it was playing bocce at Scalzi Park or attending social events as a member of the Knights of Columbus in Stamford.
The True Measure of a Man, Anthony’s strength of character, values and work ethic were not spoken but lived. He led by example. The actions he took and the decisions he made reflected the love and devotion he had for his family and friends.
He was also known for his wry sense of humor.
Anthony's strength, integrity and kindness made this earth a better place. He will be truly missed.
“Not - How did he die?
But - How did he live?
Not - What did he gain? But - What did he give?
These are the things that Measure the Worth of a Man as a Man .....”
The family would like to thank the Port Chester Dialysis and Renal Center
for their extraordinary professionalism and compassionate care.
Due to the Covid19 pandemic there will be a private family burial.
A video recording will be posted at Castiglione Funeral Home | Greenwich, CT.
A memorial / celebration of life will be set at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to Westport Police Athletic League in honor of his nephew Greg LaValla. Westport PAL 50 Jesup Road, Westport, CT.
Westport Police Athletic League