Anthony P. Cardi

Anthony P. Cardi, 93, husband of the late Marion L. Cardi of Riverside, RI, passed away on April 28, 2020 at Hallworth House in Providence.  Anthony, known to friends and family as Tony, was born in Massachusetts. He was the son of Anna Cardi Foglioni and Alphonse Cardi. He was the step-son of Fred Foglioni. Tony was the brother of the late Alphonse Cardi, Jr. and Phyllis Tyrell.

Tony was drafted out of high school into the Army at the age of 18 and served one year. He finished his service in the National Guard Reserves.  Tony graduated from Framingham High School where he met Marion, his wife of 67 ½ years.

Tony relocated to Rhode Island in 1960 to work for Raytheon.  He retired from Raytheon in 1993 after more than 35 years of service. Tony got bored with retirement and took a part time job working as a courier for Citizens Bank until the age of 77.  He enjoyed the opportunity to get out in the community and meet people daily.

One of Tony’s proudest accomplishments was his work in A.A.  He celebrated 49 years of sobriety in 2020 and over the years he mentored and encouraged many men as they worked their program.

Tony loved history and enjoyed telling stories to his grandchildren, or anyone who would listen. He appreciated good food and could tell you the best places in Rhode Island to buy baked goods and to find the “best” special or ethnic delicacies.  He enjoyed sharing meals with family and friends and opening his home to visitors from around the world.  Tony was known for his famous antipasto which he made each Christmas and Thanksgiving.  His daughters knew they could bring anyone home for a meal, a holiday or a short vacation.

Tony lived his last years at Hallworth House where he continued to demonstrate a hospitable attitude.  He enjoyed learning about the lives of residents and staff who became his friends.   He often helped other residents, coaxing them to talk, introducing them to his family when they visited, encouraging them to eat, and even cutting up their food.   He loved his family and his friends. Tony never met a stranger.

Tony remained an avid reader and looked forward to reading his daily newspaper to follow local, national and international news. He loved reading about, watching and talking about sports, and was an avid fan of the Red Sox and the Miami Dolphins.

Tony is greatly missed. He is survived by his daughters, Anne, and her husband Keith; Mary; Jeanne, and her husband Ken; Paula and her husband Gerry; Candice and her husband Richard; and Karen and her partner Judy, as well as his grandchildren, David, John, Mark, Elliot, Therese, Phillip, Margaret, Daniel, Ellen, Gabriel, Angela, Aaron, and Jessica-Lyn, and his great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Sophia and Krishnan.

Due to current health concerns, the family plans to hold a funeral in the future to memorialize Tony. They will announce the date and time to family and friends at that time.


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Pattie Brady from North Providence wrote on July 6, 2021 at 2:30 pm
To the family and friends of Anthony, I have so many happy memories of your dad, especially chats about our family, pets, life events, news from his daily journal, and cooking. He did enjoy some programs, loved dine outs, suggesting places to go and always wanted to bring something back to his friends. Tony became good friends with my mom while she was at Hallworth and really enjoyed conversations with her and because my parents also loved cooking for others it was something they both had in common. Mom always admired how kind, caring, and respectful he was toward others and always welcomed a visit from him. Tony touched many of our hearts and I will always hold a special place in mine for him. My toughts and prayers are with you and may memories help bring comfort and peace to your hearts. Love, Pattie
Stacy Green Kirkwood from Wakefield wrote on November 28, 2020 at 7:28 pm
I have been friends with Paula and family since I was 4, and grew up behind the family. I have many fond memories of Mr Cardi and our times together and will hold them dear. He was deeply loved and I miss our fun bantering back and forth. My deepest sympathy to all and love.
Teresa Woodland from Pittsburgh wrote on November 2, 2020 at 6:41 am
I’ve heard so much of him and see him reflected in Candice and his grandkids. He loved and was loved.
Linda Eagleson-Pence from Warwick wrote on October 31, 2020 at 1:47 am
I have known your family since I was 15 yrs old, which is for 52 yrs! I always enjoyed my sleep overs with the whole family. I admired your parents tremendously trying to raise 5 brilliant women in a tumultuous society. I especially liked listening to your dad talk about his Italian heritage and the food he learned to love. He taught me that no matter how tired he was, he always had time to listen to his girls. I took that strength with me when raising my 3 boys by myself. I will miss your father dearly and will hold tight the things that he shared with me To Ann, Mary, Jeanne, Paula and Candace. My heartfelt sympathy for all of your family. I know the loss of a parent is heartbreaking. Have faith that you will be watched over during these sad days. Your dad wouldn’t want you to grieve over him, but to celebrate his life instead. He is with your mom again, at last.
Mrs. Ann Meier wrote on October 30, 2020 at 8:17 am
What a blessing to have had your father in your lives for so long. A kind and special person to many over the years. May the countless memories made comfort all in this time of sadness and may God’s promises give you hope. (Isaiah 25:8; Psalm 37:29)
Doreen Conway from Warwick wrote on October 28, 2020 at 10:47 pm
To the Cardi family, so sorry for your loss. My mom, Marion Conway was your mother’s friend. Your family opened your home to me when I was a child for a couple of weeks. I enjoyed the time spent with you all. May your father Rest In Peace! Doreen Conway
Elia Faria Teixeira from East Providence wrote on October 27, 2020 at 8:49 pm
Dear Candice and Cardi family, I am so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have so many nice memories of both your mom and dad.