Father Anthony F. Carmone


PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.— Father Anthony F. Carmone, 91, Senior Priest of the Diocese of Providence, died Jan. 25, in Port Charlotte.

Born in Bristol, a son of the late Matteo and Josephine (Paratore) Carmone, he attended public schools in Bristol.

As a member of the Society of St. Paul, he studied for the priesthood in Derby, N.Y.; Rome, Italy; and Youngstown, Ohio. He was ordained a priest on May 31, 1947 in Youngstown and served in various teaching positions in the Diocese of Youngstown until 1962. In November 1962 he returned to Rhode Island and became assistant pastor at St. Joseph Church, Pascoag. In December 1964 he was transferred to St. Bernard Church, Wickford, and while there he was incardinated into the Diocese of Providence on August 8, 1966. From 1968-1972 Father Carmone served as assistant pastor at Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick; St. Mary Church, Providence; and Holy Angels Church, Barrington. In February 1972 he was appointed as assistant chaplain at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence, and remained there until his retirement in October 1987. At that time he took up residence in Port Charlotte, Florida, and offered his priestly services at San Pedro Church.

He was the brother of the late Matthew, Paul, Vincent and Virginia Carmone, Columbia Palumbo, Louise Cote and Emily Condely. He is survived by several nephews and nieces.

A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was offered Feb. 3 for the repose of his soul at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Bristol, with Bishop Louis E. Gelineau as the main celebrant and Bishops Robert C. Evans and Francis X. Roque concelebrating. Father Henry P. Zinno, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel was the homilist. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bristol.


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