Memorial donations may be given in his name to the Salvation Army.
Anthony Joseph Frittitta, 89, of Greenfield, Wisconsin, passed away on September 1, 2023, at Zilber Hospice in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, surrounded by family.
Anthony was born on July 17, 1934, the eldest son of John Frittitta and Concetta M. Frittitta (Cambria).
Anthony married Audrey Ann Frittitta (Kosmicki) on May 2, 1959.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was an altar boy at St. Gall’s Church and attended Boys Tech. On September 18, 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the UN Ribbon and Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. In both military and civil life, he had a passion for cooking, especially Italian (Sicilian) food. He worked for the Milwaukee County Hospital and Pinkerton Security. He had an exemplary career as a prison guard at the House of Correction in Franklin, Wisconsin, and was recognized as officer of the year in 1990. In retirement, he remained an avid reader; listened to Jazz, Classical, and Country music; and loved telling stories.
Anthony is preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and Vincent, and dear son Daniel Frittitta.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Audrey; children David (Karen) Frittitta, Margaret (Patti) Frittitta, and Michelle Adams; grandchildren Clarice, Tess, and Jack Adams. He is further survived by family and friends. He is also fondly remembered by Brian Adams and nurses Dana and Toni.
His sudden passing was tempered only by the compassionate care and dignity that was finally bestowed upon him at Zilber Hospice. Their staff has our utmost respect and gratitude.
Visitation will be held at Krause Funeral Home, 12401 West National Avenue, New Berlin, Wisconsin on Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Memorial Service, with Military Honors (American Legion Post 375), to follow at 11:00 AM. Interment at Union Grove Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be given in his name to the Salvation Army, as Anthony held a special place in his heart for the aid they gave him as a child.