Born on July 17, 1959, in New Jersey, Anthony moved to Connecticut at an early age, but destiny led him to Georgia at the tender age of 9, where he would go on to build a life full of cherished memories. Early on, he was embraced by his Aunt Ruby and Uncle Tony, who became not just his family, but his legal parents, providing him with a loving home and a sense of belonging.
From a young age, Anthony sported the nickname "Elvis" due to his striking resemblance to the legendary Elvis Presley. His vibrant spirit and warm smile drew people toward him, creating a welcoming atmosphere wherever he went.
Anthony's passions were as diverse as they were genuine. He found solace in the simple pleasures of life, spending hours crabbing, fishing, and catching shrimp. These activities allowed him to connect with the beauty of nature and the calming embrace of the outdoors. In his later years, he had the privilege of reconnecting with his biological father, Vincent De Christapharo, a moment that added another layer of depth to his already rich life.
However, Anthony's greatest source of happiness came from caring for his beloved wife, Daisy. Even as his health declined, his concern for Daisy's well-being remained steadfast. Their love was a shining example of devotion and partnership, a bond that weathered life's challenges and celebrated its triumphs.
A true animal lover, Anthony had a special place in his heart for his pets, who were more than just animals—they were family. His cherished companions included Baby-Girl, Red, and Sam, who brought endless joy and companionship to his life. Anthony's legacy extended beyond his immediate circle. He was known for his open heart and willingness to lend a helping hand to those in need. His caring nature led him to be a father figure to many, offering guidance, support, and a listening ear to those who sought his wisdom.
As we bid farewell to Anthony "Elvis" De Christofaro, we remember him for the genuine love he shared with his family, friends, and community. His spirit lives on in the memories he created and the lives he touched. He will forever be cherished and missed. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Daisy; his parents, Vincent & Louise DeChristofaro; sisters, Louise, Annette, Vera, and Donna; brothers, Johnny Boy, Vincent, and Gene.
Left to cherish a lifetime of memories are his son, Allen Heroux; daughter, Amber Lawing; sisters, Mary Henzely, Margaret DeChristofaro; Jane Diller-DiChristofaro; brothers in law, Partick and John D; sisters in law, Shirley and Connie; seven grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.
Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 9, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Low Country Cremation & Burial. Funeral services will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the Rev. William Prince officiating. Services will conclude at the chapel.
Low Country Cremation & Burial is serving the DeChristofaro family during their time of mouring.