Anthony "Sonny" Torriero

  • Born: February 25, 1935
  • Died: March 27, 2022
  • Location: Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather

Message From The Family

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Anthony (Tony) "Sonny" Joseph Torriero Sr. was born to the late Frank and Elizabeth Torriero, in Philadelphia, PA on February 25, 1935 and passed away on March 27, 2022.

He was the second oldest of his four late siblings Anita Mellick, Francis Torriero and Elizabeth Guerri.

He is survived by his wife Jane Torriero of 41 years, children Anthony Torriero Jr., Deanna (Scott) Effinger, Marc (Mimi) Torriero, Anthony and Barbara Scarcelle and Michael and Crickett Scarcelle. Anthony is also survived by 11 grandchildren.

Tony, grew up with strong roots from a working class family which signifies the type of person he was, simply put a fighter, passionate and to never give up. Those values he has carried with him throughout his life and has passed along to everyone he has encountered. Tony graduated from Lower Merion High School in 1953, was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Army, dreamed of owning his own business and living the American dream which he did for over 35 years for Exxon at Thornbury Service Center Inc., in West Chester, Pa and enjoyed his hobbies; hunting, fishing, carpentry, playing poker and going to baseball and football games. He also loved his history and talking about his love for baseball and the history of the game and watching his westerns featuring John Wayne and Clint Eastwood.

What Tony enjoyed and loved the most was being around his family and his fur pal Jester; nothing brought a bigger smile to his face then just being present with everyone especially his grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation Thursday April 14, 2022 from 10-11:45AM followed by a funeral service at 12Noon in the main chapel of the Danjolell Memorial Home 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall, Pa. 19008. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Veterans Affairs and the American Cancer Society.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Jane and Family we send our deepest condolences and prayers for comfort and peace. I enjoyed seeing you and Tony over the years at many gatherings of the Fry/Smith families.

Posted by Garry Smith and Jill Hubbard-Smith - Atlantic Highlands, NJ, NJ - Family Friend   April 14, 2022

Sending our sincerest condolences to The Torriero's and all their family and friends. We didn't know Tony, but knowing his son Marc, I can only imagine how good of a person he was. Marc and Mimi, we are sorry for your loss. If you guys need anything, please let us know.

Posted by Vincent & Andrea LaPunzina - Clementon, NJ - Neighbor   April 11, 2022

Held a special place in my life. Probably one of the reasons I grew up a Phillies fan. Rest In Peace uncle. I’m glad you are not in pain anymore

Posted by Linda roscioli - Family   April 11, 2022

Held a special place in my life.

Posted by Linda roscioli - Family   April 11, 2022

Janie I am so sorry. My dad truly liked Tony and you know I can't say that about too many people! My thought are with you and the boys. Paula

Posted by Paula Taylor - Sewell, NJ - Family   April 06, 2022

Dear Jane and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear this very sad news.

Prayers to you and love,
Dean and Joann Diehl

Posted by Joann Diehl - Glenmoore, PA - Friend   April 06, 2022

Bonnie and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to Jane and her family on the loss of Tony. Now is the time to hug all we hold dear and remind ourselves how fleeting our time here is. Hopefully we'll all be together again someday. Love you Jane ❤❤

Posted by Lawrence and Bonnie Audino - Family   April 01, 2022

Sonny, I will miss the many humorous daily e-mails. We had many fond memory's of our youth. You will be missed by all.
Joe and Mary Sue Marrone
Titusville, N J

Posted by Joseph Marrone - Titusville, NJ - Family   March 31, 2022

Tony and I were fortunate to call Tony our friend. He was fun to be around and enjoyed life.

Posted by Ellen Scarcelle - Lafayette Hill, PA, PA - Friend   March 30, 2022

Hearing this news leaves sadness in the hearts of my brother, Sam, and myself. Always looked forward to our getting together at Marrone's Italian Restaurant. CIVID put a damper on our doing this over two years. Sonny, as we called him will be sorely missed. May he RIP with no more pain. Our deepest condolences to Jane and family.

Posted by Mary Marrone-Polo - Hamilton, NJ - Family   March 30, 2022

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