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“Tony, thanks for the soccer memories in Bloomfield. You opened up a whole new world to me. ”
1 of 34 | Posted by: Jim Evans - Conway, AR - Friend

“Tony, I was sad to hear about you're passing. We had some great times together when we were young men at Uconn living at Sherman House 2nd floor. ...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: frank lupacchino - southboro, MA

“Well, It's been 3 years and you are missed more everyday. RIP. ”
3 of 34 | Posted by: Nicole - Winter Park, FL

“Ellie, I was so sorry to hear about Tony. He was surely a brother to be proud of. He has done so much. I just wanted you to know that you have been...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: Agnes Petersen Dickert

“We will miss you Coach. Maggy (Dimitri's mom) ”
5 of 34 | Posted by: Maggy Aurelus

“It was our distinct honor to be blessed with knowing Tony. We will forever miss his friendly smile and banter, sweaty hugs and encouragement for the...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Steve & Angela Lach, Joey, Brandon & Tristan

“So long, Cuz. I hope we get to greet each other after this life is over. ”
7 of 34 | Posted by: Ed McGrath

“From all the techs here at Oviedo Mower: We will miss you Tony and the Jokes you brought us each and every time you pulled up. Out of all the...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Scott Richardson

“Those of us who have played with CFSL for a long time, know Tony. He was always such a friendly person. The last time I saw him was at Red Bug on a...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Manny Duarte

“I just found out about Tonys sudden and untimely passing. There arent adequate words to express my sympathy for your family. Tony was special to my...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Ruth Ackerman

“He will be missed riding his bike around the neighborhood. A genuinely nice man. ”
11 of 34 | Posted by: Eric & Carol Lemione

“Elaine & Family: Believing that Anthony has seen the face of God, I offer my prayers that your grief may be shortlived, and you revel in the joy of...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Peter Cook

“Elaine I am so sorry for your loss. ”
13 of 34 | Posted by: Vicki Miler

“We''ll miss you Tony. ”
14 of 34 | Posted by: Jose A.Ezcurra

“Tony was a gentleman. I never left a soccer game against him without a hearty handshake, a hug and congratulations on a good game. Win or lose, Tony...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Rick Roberts

“I am so very sorry to hear about Anthony. I work at the Publix down the street, and Anthony would always have a smile on his face. We will miss him...Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: Christine Redard

“My prayers are with the Graciano family. I have known Tony for several years--he will be missed by all!! ”
17 of 34 | Posted by: Jo Gomez

“We never met Tony in person, only spoke to him over the phone. He was a very kind and nice man. He will be greatly missed and always remembered. ”
18 of 34 | Posted by: David and Andrea McPherson

“Tony, you were a great mentor on and off the field and brought joy and fun to the sport of soccer. You will be missed by all members of the CFSL...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Doug Moreschi

“Tony, You will be missed every Sunday on these soccer field, every other day of the week. Man I loved you so much. I can say I am proud that I have...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: bob panic

“Tony was a pure gentleman,a person who always had time for you.To the man with the biggest smile who will be greatly missed from all the Fiddlers...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: Andy Atkinson

“My son, Zachary, and my wife and I are just devastated by your tremendous loss. Tony was a great great guy. He had such enthusiasm for soccer and for...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Brian E. Parramore

“Dear Anthony and Family: We simply cannot express in words the sadness and loss that we feel at Tony's passing. Our very first thoughts were for you...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Heather Higbee

“There is no doubt that Tony is one of the nicest people we have ever met. His joy of life shined in his smile and his love & pride was enourmous for...Read More »
24 of 34 | Posted by: The Pace-Davis Family

“Rest in Peace Tony and may God Bless and watch over your family. ”
25 of 34 | Posted by: The Porcelli Family

“A great man on and off the field. His spirit built the "Express" team into what it is and will be. It was my honor to play against Tony but greater...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: PETER LAWRIE (ORANGE CRUSH)

“Anthony (Tony) Graziano was and will always remain an example to us all of what we could be. Tony lead by example and always placed the value of a...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Michael J. White

“Dear Tony, You will really be missed! On and off the field, you were a great friend, a terrific teammate, and someone we all looked forward to seeing...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Ray Heckmann

“What a shock to learn of Tony's death! Tony had such a great lawn service business & was so honest, helpful & considerate whenever he needed to...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: carol hunt

“As Tony's next door neighbors, Shannon and I had the pleasure of talking to him almost every day. I'm going to miss the jokes and cheerful smile in...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Keith and Shannon Monahan

“we'll miss you at the field. rest in peace. ”
31 of 34 | Posted by: wilson rendon

“Tony was a true friend and an inspiration to everyone - he will be missed... ”
32 of 34 | Posted by: Nathan & Donna Rudgers

“The entire staff at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home would like to extend their deepest sympathy during this very difficult time. ”
33 of 34 | Posted by: Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home

“We''ll miss you Tony. ”
34 of 34 | Posted by: Jose A.Ezcurra

Anthony Eugene Graziano, 56, of Winter Park, passed away on September 13, 2008.
Tony, as he was known to everyone, was born November 8, 1951 in Hartford, Connecticut to Anthony and Marjorie Graziano, two decorated World War II army veterans who taught him strength, courage, devotion to family , pride in work, and most of all respect and compassion for all living things.

He grew up in Bloomfield Connecticut and attended the public schools where he was active in competitive sports - track, cross-country, football, baseball and his lifelong love, soccer; Catholic Youth organization, student government and various academic organizations. He was tremendously "popular" but as was written in his yearbook, he was a friend to everyone. He was elected National Math Merit Scholar, National Honor Society, Mr. Physical Fitness every year, Best Looking in his class, and graduated with High Honors.

He attended University of Connecticut where he majored in Math and Physics and played soccer for the school. Shortly after graduation he played professional soccer for Connecticut Wildcats.

An entrepreneur like his father, he dabbled in teaching, banking, real estate and ran a highly successful entertainment industry where he was known throughout the Northeast.

On October 6, 1988 his son, Anthony Eric was born and raising Anthony within his loving family became Tony's full-time passion. Once again he became an entrepreneur and established a successful landscaping business that would allow him to take his son to school, participate in all his school and family activities, coach him in soccer, and involve him in church. As a businessman Tony was respected for his integrity and quality of work ... but there always be time for his son.

Tony continued to play soccer in adult leagues, and coached adult and children leagues and was well-known and loved within the Central Florida Soccer Association. A webpage has been set up in his honor on the Central Florida Soccer Association website and can be viewed at

He become very active in the Catholic and Winter Park communities and was involved in volunteer services and Habitat for Humanity. He had welcomed Christ back into his life and lived each day showing God's love. We know he is there now with his father and mother.

Tony leaves behind son, Anthony Eric; sisters Dr. Kathleen G. Cherry, and Elaine G. Fiorelli;
niece Lisa Cherry; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home Goldenrod Chapel, 7520 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL. 32792.