05/02/2020 6:58 AM -
Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots mourn the passing of our friend Anthony Vivenzio.
Vivenzio was a longtime Season Ticket Holder and officer of the Somerset Patriots Fan Club.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Anthony’s family and friends during this difficult time. We look forward to the
day when we can honor him together at the ballpark he loved so much.
He will be missed and TD Bank Ballpark won’t be the same without him!
Anthony Vivenzio, 65, of Clark, N.J. died on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J. Anthony was born in Elizabeth, N.J., raised in Rahway, purchased his first home in Middlesex with the love of his life Sharon, and then moved to Clark where he resided for many years. He was a parishioner of St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.
Anthony was very well known in the Clark Community. Many people always referred to him as “Big A” or “Tony”. He was truly a class act and always thought of his family or someone else before himself. Anthony was a very hard worker and always wanted to keep working until the very end to help his family financially and at the same time, help the community. Big A was always the first one to help someone in need. He graduated from Kean University in 1977 with a degree in Business Administration. Mr. Vivenzio started his career with Standard Brands/Nabisco Brands and was one of their top sales representatives. He continued in sales for Warner-Lambert and Resnick Distributors. He retired from Ferolie Food Group as a Sales Merchandiser in 2017. While also working full-time, he also worked at the local A&P/ACME as a clerk for over 10 years. He was actively working to help the Clark Community to ensure that grocery items were on the shelf.
During his spare time, he was truly an avid sports fan. He was a proud Somerset Patriots season ticket holder for over 20 years and served as the Vice President of Membership for the Somerset Patriots Fan Club. Throughout the baseball season, one would always find him walking the concourse to all the tables talking to everyone and sitting in his usual seat enjoying the game. He also was a big NASCAR fan and would enjoy going to the races or watching them on TV. He truly loved spending quality time with his family, especially his grandkids vacationing to the Outer Banks North Carolina and Walt Disney World.
Anthony is survived by his beloved wife Sharon, children, Claire, Katie, and Kevin, son-in-law, Nicholas Manago, grandchildren, Salvatore and Livia, sister-in-laws Kathleen Borden (James), and Theresa Jennings, brother-in-laws, Martin Jennings (Ruthann), Michael Jennings (Susan), and John Jennings (Maggie), many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews and numerous lifelong friends especially Joe Gruber and Joe Basilio. Anthony was predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Rosemarie Vivenzio.
Funeral services will be held privately for the family for the safety of all. A full Memorial Mass will be offered to celebrate Anthony’s life at a later date to be announced. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Walter Johnson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association. For further information and to send condolence messages to the family, please visit www.walterjohnsonfh.com.