Sutton – Anthony L. “Tony” DeProspo Sr., 89, of Sutton and formerly of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 7, 2020, with his loving family by his side. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, the late Doris E. (Perron) DeProspo, in 2014.
Born and raised in Worcester, Tony was one of five children of the late Ernest O. and Mary (Campanale) DeProspo, both Italian immigrants. He was a graduate of Worcester Boys’ Trade School, specializing in tool and die making.
Tony served in the U.S. Army for two years in Korea during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1954.
Tony married his beloved Doris on May 10, 1958 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Spencer. The pair settled in Shrewsbury to raise their family, spending more than 50 years there until their move to Sutton in 2013.
Tony, after many years of dedication and hard work, retired as Vice President of Manufacturing for Polyform, Corp. in Westborough.
Tony cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He leaves his loving children, Susan M. Pratt and her husband Steven of Sutton, Sandra J. Hebert of Lexington, S.C., and Anthony L. “Chip” DeProspo Jr. and his wife Angela of Wellesley Hills; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; his sister, Beatrice “Dolly” Desrosiers of Worcester, as well as several nieces and nephews. Along with Doris and his parents, Tony was predeceased by his siblings, Rocco DeProspo, Camille Dupont, and Ernest DeProspo.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Tony’s funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. There are no calling hours. Burial with military honors will be held privately at Mountain View Cemetery of Shrewsbury. Masks and social distancing will be required upon entering the church.
The Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home is honored to be assisting with arrangements.