Anthony L. Marullo
  • 48 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 3, 1966
  • Place of birth:
    Newburgh, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 20, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Newburgh, New York, United States
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love

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Anthony Lambert Marullo (Tony) was born on August 3, 1966.  He passed away suddenly on December 20, 2014.  He was 48.

We created this memorial to honor our most beloved brother, son and friend.

Please, please feel free to leave a note of love to Tony, or words of support for his family and if you have any stories or photo's we ask that you post them here to share with us.  He touched so many lives.
All are welcome to contribute.  Rest assured that leaving your email address will not be used except for you to access this page, it is completely safe and we would be extremely grateful.

Tony was a lifelong resident of Newburgh, NY.  

Tony attended Liberty Street Elementary School (also known as PS 96), South Jr.and North Jr. High, Cornwall Central High School and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy (NFA) in 1985.
He excelled in electronics and was a member of the NFA Electronics team as well as the NFA track team where he set records in pole vaulting.
Tony was also an artist and drew exceptionally well, although he rarely did.  Tony also dabbled in automotive repair, solar energy and was a home restoration enthusiast.   He and his sisters would often attend flea markets and especially antique shops for hidden gems that they could restore and show off.
Tony worked for Price Chopper Supermarket (Market 32) in the town of Newburgh for over 21 years as a butcher. He also worked for Tarkett Inc., IBM of East Fishkill, Champion International Paper Division formerly of Walden, NY Ettie's of Newburgh, NY and several other jobs.

Tony was the very best friend to so many people, one cannot even count them, a s it would be like trying to count the stars.  He was always willing to help someone out, someone down or someone in a fix.

Even in death Tony was selfless, he was an organ donor and because of his gift we are told that up to 100 people will benefit.  We are eternally proud of him.   

He leaves behind his broken hearted family:

His mother Lucille Peroni of Newburgh, NY. (Lucille Plemmons)
Brother John Joseph Marullo Jr. and Ana Macias Marullo of California
Sisters Laura Elizabeth Gilmore of Arizona and
Roberta Marullo Kratochwil and David R. Kratochwil of Modena, NY

massively proud uncle to:
Stephanie Lynn Gilmore  
Jessica Ann Gilmore and
Cole Dominic Macias Marullo

Dozens of Aunts, Uncles and cousins. 

He is pre-deceased by his father John J. Marullo Sr. and brother in law Gary F. Gilmore.  

Tony was devoted to his family and to his rescue pets which he affectionately called his 'children'.  

Tony was also deeply devoted to his soul mate Laura-
She was his friend, compadre, confidant, side kick, two peas in a pod -  they were all these things and more. 
Their paths crossed and were forever intertwined- in what they believed to be a gift from God himself - destined to find two people who didn't know what they didn't have until the two pieces became one.
It has been said that we all live under the same sky, but we don't see the same light.  He was her light, and she was his.

It is our greatest consolation that Tony was so very happy when he left us.  We thank God everyday that Laura came into his life.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Decemeber 29, 2014 at Engel Funeral Home, located at 5319 Route 9W, Middlehope, NY   (845) 562-1144
A prayer service will be held at the conclusion of the evening visitation. 
Fr. William Scafidi of Sacred Heart Church will officiate the service.
Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetary. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in memory of Tony Marullo, to the Town of Newburgh Animal Shelter, 645 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550 (located behind Party Beverages on North Plank Road)

Anthony's obituary can be found in the Times Herald Record or can be copied and pasted into your browser if the link is down 

Below is a link for the "Anthony Marullo Health Fair" that we recently had.  We are raising funds for the American Heart Association's Heart Walk on May 3, 2015.  The link for that can be found below the first. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 24th August 2016

"He never will Laura.  You were, and always will be, the love of his life."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 10th August 2016

"Don't forget about me.."

This tribute was added by ROBERT MARULLO on 6th August 2016

"Dear Tony! A very Happy Birthday in Heaven with The Blessed Trinity, and Holy Mary and all the Saints and Angels with you. Continue to watch over us and shower us with your heavenly love and blessings.
Although I never personally met you, but from all the stories your Father John ever told and other members of your family, I know you were a very special and loving person to them. God rest your immortal soul and may it shine like the stars in the universe. Love and hugs, Uncle Bob"

This tribute was added by Sharon Moyer on 5th August 2016

"Happy Birthday in Heaven, Tony!  John and I miss your visits to your car at the shop!  Every visit was full of stories and laughs. We always learned something new from you!  I'm sure all your angels in heaven are enjoying your stories and getting some good laughs.. Peace and love, Sharon & John"

This tribute was added by Jill Ann on 4th August 2016

"Happy birthday in Heaven, Tony! I miss seeing your smiling face and I miss talking to you when I go to Price Chopper. You were such a kind, gentle person. I know you are an angel in Heaven. Thinking of you...."

This tribute was added by Robert Kratochwil on 4th August 2016

"Happy 2nd. birthday in Heaven!   This probably would have been quite a celebration this year if you were with us.   However, I'm sure you're bringing a smile to all up there with you.   Again, Price Chopper will never be the same."

This tribute was added by Virginia Edelen on 4th August 2016

"Tony:  As you are celebrating your new journey of life I pray that you are receiving this heart felt message that I am sending You.  Being able to speak with You briefly on the phone was ever so pleasant.  Your zest and compassion for life is truly a positive reminder of what we all should have within our daily lives. I am Wishing You a Very Blessed and Happy Birthday to You this day.  Always in my heart and thoughts forever more.  I do Love You and Miss You."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 3rd August 2016

"My sun
My moon
Into this early midnight sky , I send a whisper on angels wings , from my heart to yours , Happy Birthday."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 18th July 2016

"This time 2 years ago I brought you home to meet my family , to partake in Dakota's birthday... Not a day goes by where your not in a thought..."

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 17th July 2016

"Antoinette visited yesterday.  She saw the poster I had on the wall from our Tri County Heart Walk with your picture on it.  She just stared at it and said, "God, he was such a handsome man".  


Yes you were.
Inside and out."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 26th June 2016

"What a difference a day makes....  

I too had a dream , but in my dream you were not there... I came alone and entered the house, it was messy and dark... Apparently I had left Bear and AZE behind the food bowl was empty, it look liked someone had been there but no one had taken care of the cats... I filled the bowl and their water dish, I then cleaned out the cat box...

As I walked around everything was there but dark and dusty , I climbed the stairs and the light to our room was on, as I approached I breathed in and knocked, there was no answer , I slowly opened the door but you were not there...

As my eyes rolled over , a heavy burden weighed on me... I was knew that I was alone , when I ought not..

I could feel you in the wood and the ghosts of us replayed all the conversations we had... It's like living in two worlds the world that was and the world that is...

I grew weary and put my head down on your pillow as I stared out the window I heard noises and I lept to my feet... The court man was in the house...

I slowly but swiftly darted through the house and grabbed what I could , down the steps and over the stones I began to run down the driveway but the side door swung open and I ran right into his arms...

He looked at me , and released... I ran

I remember waking from that dream and I asked if I could go back but no matter how I tried it was gone ...

Home .....

No matter how many days pass I often find myself viewing from the secret window of the ghosts from yesterday..."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 21st February 2016

"There are moments where the grief continues to wash over me, to say that you are missed would be an understatement...it is a day to day process to keep it together but I will admit I lose the battle more often then I care to admit and the tears well they come and I flow with them...
I hold on to those precious moments that we shared,packed a lifetime into our short time together and I go there often to hold on to the memory of us.

Struggle I do to reacquaint myself with my identity.

Gone but not forgotten


This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 14th February 2016

"Happy Valentine's Day Tony.
I love you."

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 9th February 2016

"You've been on my mind so much lately.  I miss you terribly.  David said he has dreams of you.  If I've had any, I do'nt remember them.  That bothers me.
I want you to visit me in my dreams.  I want to talk to you again.  I want to see you again.
Please visit me, if only in my dreams.
I love you."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 25th December 2015

"I'm dreaming tonight of a place I love
Even More than I usually do
And although its a long road back
I promise you...

I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents under the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light beams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light beams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my Dreams
If only in my Dreams

My love, you had a full moon last night, if my tears could rise they would have touched the stars above....

This is a difficult time still for all of us, and although much has changed over the year, know that you are still in all things lovely and true....

My heart aches, the tears still fall and the heart, it still aches....

From the deepest parts of this heart of mine, I send up a prayer and may it pass through heavens gates to your heart.....I love you, and I miss you..Forget me not...


This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 25th December 2015

"Merry Christmas sweet brother.  <3"

This tribute was added by Flo Batzer on 23rd December 2015

"As you watch over us from above please know that your memory is alive here."

This tribute was added by Jill Ann on 20th December 2015

"Tony, I can't believe that you have been gone a year already. I think of you every time I go into Price Chopper. I miss seing your smiling face Rest in peace my friend. You are missed.... <3"

This tribute was added by Robert Kratochwil on 20th December 2015

"wow, a year has past already and we know how much your family is missing you and hurting.   God only takes the good ones so young but we know you are looking over them.   Rest in peace, Tony!"

This tribute was added by theresa grasso on 20th December 2015

"Wow one year  since you've been gone I still can't  believe it. I think about you all the time I miss our long talks on the phone....we use to laugh about the   Silliest things I can still hear your laugh ... Miss you so much... Rest in peace my love..."

This tribute was added by Bobby Collum on 20th December 2015

"Tony, we never met and that doesn't mean that I will forget you, we are cousins and I feel that I knew you. I know you have enjoyed this last year in Heaven with our kin who have gone before. So we are waiting until we can all be together one day, never to be apart again. You just keep an eye open for our arrival.. You are surely missed by your family.."

This tribute was added by Steve Trotti on 20th December 2015

"Hard to believe it's been a year already. RIP Tony."

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 26th November 2015

"My dear sweet brother,
You were missed today.  No matter how well planned dinner was, there are still enough leftovers for you.  What a day, to hear my niece brag about you, how she loved to linger at the table after dinner to listen to the things you had to say.  She said, "he knew so much about so many things, he was so knowledgeable."  "He always made me laugh".

And yes, you could eat and eat.  Of course, hindsight is 20/20 and I know now that you kept that figure of yours because your body was working so hard to keep you going even though all the unknown as yet problems you had.  If I could turn the clock back and have you here again...but I cant.  I am left to miss you.

Until that day dear sweet Tony, until that day.
May your first Thanksgiving in Heaven be joyous and wonderful and know that we are thinking of you.

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 2nd September 2015

"People often ask me- is it getting any easier....I don't know how to respond...As humans we are offered seasons, people come in and out of our lives: some add, some take away but all are here for a reason...Is it any easier: no but we move forward because the sun still rises and the sun still sets- the world is moving, seasons are changing and we must do the same...

I miss you of this I am sure- but I am grateful that you loved me as you did because you allowed me to see the world in a new light, my hardened heart was made soft: I felt things again- and it was good to know love as it was intended to be....Your broke the walls down and freed me form the chains I had been ensnared in...

It is bittersweet my love- to love and lost but to know that your life and the love you bestowed upon me- that in turn I will be able to acknowledge love again when I see it and love better because of the love you gave to me and I thank you for that.

My eyes are open and I can see....

Easy- no
Miss you everyday- of course
Love You- I sure do
Thankful- With all me being

From my heart to yours: love you today tomorrow always.

Forget Me Not...


This tribute was added by Robert Kratochwil on 3rd August 2015

"Happy first birthday in heaven, Tony.  Price Chopper isn't the same without you.   David and Roberta are always in our thoughts.

Bob & Mary"

This tribute was added by addy jennings on 3rd August 2015

"May the Angels sing you the most joyous chorus of happy birthday! You are so missed

This tribute was added by Jill Ann on 3rd August 2015

"Happy birthday in Heaven, Tony. I always think of you when I am in Price Chopper. I miss your smiling face. You were a terrific person and you are not forgotten. Rest in peace, my friend."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 3rd August 2015

"What do you say....
This time last year we were all eating dinner the biggest decision I had was what kind of fruit you may like on top of the fancy cheese cake I had brought home.
I think about those letters....
I think about the songs.....
I think about how I didn't give you my gift  of how I felt- but I know with each breath I took I know that not only did I tell you how much I loved you and valued you but in my actions each day - I was committed to us.
My love - this is difficult
I miss you
We miss you
The song I had chose for you on your birthday last year was Rascal Flats My Wish as all I wanted for you was the best ....

Born this day was many but there is only one like you.

May God continue to bless this broken road that we are on- bring us comfort on our weakness.

My heart breaks daily and I forever reminded of you not being here beside me.

Happy Birthday Baby may you know nothing but peace love and comfort as I so very often prayed for you daily.

Love You


This tribute was added by theresa grasso on 3rd August 2015

"Happy Birthday Tony....."

This tribute was added by ROBERT MARULLO on 3rd August 2015

"Dearest Anthony, although my memoray of you was a little boy when I first saw you on Henry Avenue, I will always remember that visit to my parents house at #10 Henry Ave, and you lived with your parents down the block. It was a great day and now a fond memoray. Although you left us here on earth far too soon, I know from faith and trust in Jesus, I will see you again one day in Heaven as well as your dad and my very own parents and my other brothers who are also in God's hands.Pray for all of here on earth going through this trial that we must travel in order to reach HEAVEN! God bless you and all my other family members who are with you.Give them all a big kiss and hug from me!
Love to all, until we meet in Heaven one day, Uncle Bobby"

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 3rd August 2015

"Happy birthday Tony.  I miss you so very much.

I had a good cry.  Poor David felt so helpless.  He wanted to bring home a cake for you but didn't want to upset me and Mom.  We talked about how you should be here to grow old with us, how much we miss you and love you.

I know I will see you again, but I still miss you.

I pray you enjoy your first birthday in Heaven.  Know that we are here celebrating your birthday in our own way.

Tony, I am happy that the trials of this life are no longer a burden for you, that you are at peace and with our Heavenly Father, our family and loved ones.  But know that I cannot help but feel selfish because I no longer have you here with me.  I know that it may be wrong for me to feel this way, but you know how much I adored you and would have done anything for you.  
My heartache will not pass quickly.
But it will pass...when I see you again.

I miss your hugs
I miss your smile.
I miss your laugh.
I really miss your laugh.
Especially when you would get all dorky and crack me up.

I miss your 'mom' stories.

We all do.

I love you."

This tribute was added by Bobby Collum on 29th July 2015

"Roberta; This a very beautiful remembrance of Tony. I never met any of you except your mother. But I feel I know all of you and I am sure if Tony was anything like the rest of the family, he was a great person with plenty of love to share with people he met. My prayers go out to the family and I believe Tony is dancing on those streets of gold and singing Hosanna on the Highest.. Love to all."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 18th June 2015

"The heart wants what the heart wants-

Love it is scary as it is alluring

Take my hand
Take my whole life too
Cuz I couldn't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows so surely to the sea
Oh my darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be

Loving you , loving me was meant to be

I miss you


This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 9th May 2015

"My asylum, my asylum is in your arms
When the world gives heavy burdens
I can bear a thousand times
On your shoulder, on your shoulder
I can reach an endless sky
Feels like paradise

Put two and to-gether, for-ever will never change
Two and to-gether will never change.

My Sun and Moon- you have been gone for 5 months today, I am not sure where the time has gone but know that with every breath I take-I miss you.

Love you,

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 6th May 2015

"I often find myself looking out the window - I have always found some comfort to see the comings and goings of life from fhat vantage point. You can here the children's laughter and cars passing by- the music carries. As I look I can go back and see us lugging those rocks and me getting tried up in the hose.I also remember how you wanted to save the worms and spiders that we had unearthed-

I reflect and I smile .

I reflect and I cry.

I miss you

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 26th April 2015

"Tu me manques.
Il ya un trou en moi qui vous appartient"

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 11th April 2015

"My handsome prince- I miss you.

16 weeks has passed and with each setting sun and rising moon I miss you. Time seems to quickly march on and I my love am desperately trying to hold on to the world we created together.

I know that I know you are at peace and certainly in a far better place but my heart still breaks to not have you by my side.

May you not forget me-

Love you today tomorrow always-

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 5th April 2015

"Happy 1st Easter in Heaven baby brother.  Know that on this day Our Lord Jesus broke the bounds of death and rose again and know that one day we will see each other again.  I love you.  I miss you."

This tribute was added by John Marullo on 3rd April 2015

"I miss you...being here without you is hard...every mornIng I look at your picture when I wake up and wonder why?  I've lost my anchor, the one who was always quietly there...smiling. All the times we played in the woods by the creek, running around throwing rocks....egging each other on to climb higher or try to jump over something wether it was the creek or a bunch of neighbor hood kids lined up in front of a bike ramp!

It's hard knowing I will never get to hug you again and hear your voice...so many things left to without you.  Love you....."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 31st March 2015

"Missing you so very much-"

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 23rd March 2015

"Thank you Tony.
Thank you for the gift of Laura.
Everyday, more and more I come to realize why you fell in love with her and what a blessing she is.

I miss you every. single. day."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 17th March 2015

"Old Irish Proverb-

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

May it be as it is written-

Always Yours"

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 14th March 2015

"Timeless love
Ageless us
There is no end
Always was
A Timeless Love
Heaven Born
Ancient Vows
Never to be torn

Forever Yours-
Love You Today, Tomorrow , Always


This tribute was added by Anthony Marullo on 8th March 2015

"just came across this memorial and it hit home how short life is. we have the same name and born in the same year. wow,  I am blown away,You don't know how short life is. When I get home I am going to hug and kiss my family and tell them how much I love them."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 28th February 2015

"I miss you-
Everyday I miss you-
The tears still flow and I still cry out to the universe

You have been gone 10 weeks now and I can't cry hard enough to express the heartache and loss that is felt.

Never imagined a life without you

I love you


Forget me not

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 21st February 2015

"In my heart is a picture of you, I carry it with me.

The journey ahead of us- this walk: we walk for you Tony, We walk for family,We Walk for Life.

It has been said, " What we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for another, remains eternal." You my dear faithfully served- a legacy of commitment to all walks of life: may we continue that in all areas of our lives.

I love you, we love you- miss you.


This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 20th February 2015

"Tony's family, mama Lucy, Roberta, David and Laura S. will be participating in the American Heart Association's Heart Walk this May 3 at Harriman State Park in Stony Brook NY.
We are raising awareness about the effects of ignoring your heart health and are asking for donations for our walk.  If you can help please visit my page below (you will have to cut and paste it into your browser).  There is no limit and no amount is too small.  Thank you, Roberta


This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 20th February 2015

we held our "Tony Marullo Health Fair" today at Price Chopper.  I wrote something about it in your 'story' section.
I do so wish we didn't have to do it in memory of you.  
I would give anything to have you back, but you know that.

I miss you every moment of every day.

This tribute was added by David Kratochwil on 8th February 2015

"Tony Saturday night sitting here wondering why ? Think of  you everyday .your smile and   conversations are missed as much as you are every damn day .we talked about growing old together all the time but you bailled.you were and still are the best brother in law anybody could ask for.And most of all my best friend. I miss you bro as  does
everybody in this household.Rest in piece my friend .

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 7th February 2015

"Today, Tomorrow, Always-

Love You,

This tribute was added by Steve Heffner on 6th February 2015

"Tony was a part of my childhood on the heights and I am very saddened to have recently learned of his passing. We ran into each other several times in later years and I'm sorry, too, now learning that I lived so close to (and shopped at) his workplace, to realize that we must have passed each other a thousand times without knowing it. Rest in peace, Tony. I'm happy to read these wonderful things about you! A great kid from the heights grew up to be a great man. To Tony's family: my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 24th January 2015

"One of a kind just like the snow flakes that fall from above, unique in everyway.

My love -
My friend-
My everything-
The morning light and guiding star of each new day
Miss you with every breath I take

Love you today tomorrow and yesterday


This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 20th January 2015

"My Handsome Prince-

You would be so proud- just heard word from my professor and the board of doctors that my proposal for my dissertation has been approved...

I broke down in tears when I got the word as this was suppose to be the last project that we had before my graduation...Never did I imagine that I would have to walk the remainder of this journey without you.You were always in my corner- the voice of reason, and objectivity, you were my cheerleader.

I love you-

And I miss you.................so, so very much.

Xo Xo"

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 17th January 2015

"I lay here in our bed watching the suns early morning light breakaway and I think about the countless mornings that you would come put my coffee on the nightstand and lay next to me with my head on your chest-with the rise and fall of your chest I felt safe in your embrace-loved.

Loving you Tony was the best- you my dear were my morning sun.I adored you

28 days today since you we're called home and I can honestly say that not one moment has passed that we haven't thought of you.the tears go on without count.

You my love are missed.

I love you Tony, forever and a day I love you


This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 15th January 2015

"It has been said that to love and to be loved is to feel the warmth of the sun on both sides of ones face- as you loved me, I loved you....

To me you were nothing less than extraordinary, a gift to this world and a blessing to those with in it....I miss you so very much, my heart breaks daily, and the tears that have been shed cannot be counted...

My handsome prince,may you forget me not.

Love you loving me-


This tribute was added by Herminio Aponte on 13th January 2015

"Hi they call me Jr and I meet tony and his mom at BOA where I am the guard , God sent me a friend who had seen us share happy moments at the bank to let me know of tonys passing. I hit it off even with his mom whereI shared some laughs and now my friend is with God sharing those moments, Tony I we'll miss you I well try and keep a dry eye."

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 11th January 2015

"I miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 10th January 2015

"My Love- it was always you

A precious gift

Loving you was the best and having your love was a warm shelter filled with hope and aspiration.

21 days-

Your in every thought and every moment that goes by.My love you are missed beyond measure words alone could not begin to express.

How long have I Ioved you? Forever and a day, forever and a day my love.

Forget me not-

Xo Xo"

This tribute was added by jade cain on 8th January 2015

"God bless you"

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 3rd January 2015

"My Love,

In the stars that guide, in the wind that scatters the leaves that we intended to rake, in the bathroom where we had our conversations of this that and everything- you are there.

As I prepare for work today, I recall just two weeks ago the happiness of our morning together, you as usual were making fun of my desire to snuggle with you before the start of day, we laughed ...It was a good morning.

You are everywhere, and I miss you so very much....I cry,how do I cry....And I know that I know that you are in a better place, but my heart breaks daily.

Today I will remind myself to breath...

I love you- forget me not.

Xo Xo"

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 1st January 2015

"Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

My Love,

You are Forever Gold

Love You Always,

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 1st January 2015

"In heaven, every moment is joy.  Every moment is the purest of the purest love.  A celebration that can never compare to anything earthly.  Because it is perfection itself.
I mourn you and will mourn my loss of you everyday for the remainder of my life here.  Yet I know that you celebrate, without remorse, without regret and for that there is some peace for me.  I wish you a Happy New Year in Heaven.  Until I see you again."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Chavez on 31st December 2014

"Tony, you were such a nice person. Always smiling every time I saw you. You were the best guy, always helping out my grandparents or my mom whenever they needed help! The people that used to live on 292 South William Street will forever be grateful! It's sad to hear the world has lost such a nice person like you. You even tried to go the bank with my grandfather so he wouldn't lose his house. Thank you for that.  We would have loved it stay your neighbor but it was time to move on. We stopped seeing you as often but still thought about you. My grandfather went to see you at Price Chopper just a few days before you left earth and was heaven bound. Now the whole gang is gone from South William Street and who will Pete's Hot Dogs crew say hi to now? But know that you will missed dearly from your old neighbors, God Bless.                                                                                                  Love, Hubert and Rosina Mozingo, Betty Jean Lazaro, Jennifer Chavez, and Cassandra Carmona"

This tribute was added by Paul Hruscik on 30th December 2014

"It was just over a week ago that I saw you my dear friend. We were talking about how funny life turned out and how we ironically,ended up having the opportunity to see each other again. We  shared some of the good times and laughs we had, the time I stayed at your apt. house when I needed a place to live short term .It was over 20 years ago. (They were some of the best times of my life)... And then, I wished you a great Christmas and went my way.Yes, just over a week ago.Today ,I was thinking about you when I went shopping. I looked for your smiling face.You were nowhere to be found.. You left us all too soon buddy. I know God had a special place for you on Christmas day...I look forward to seeing you in eternity one day Tony. I have so many more things to say to you. We never had the time to catch up. I never realized how much your friendship meant to me until now. I cry many tears each day in secret. Its hard to hide the pain."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 30th December 2014

"The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the end of the skies

My love, my treasure- the very sight of you each day brought butterflies to my belly, glitter in the air, and a twinkle in my eye.

It was always you my love who had the key to my heart- you were my home, my sanctuary.

Miss you-

Xo Xo"

This tribute was added by Rachael Kratochwil on 29th December 2014

"Dave, Roberta and Family,

Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss.  For all of us fortunate to know Tony, we will forever feel an emptiness.  To know him was to love him.  He was an awesome, standup man!!  He left this world too soon and I can only hope to meet up with him on the other side.  I Love you both very much!!!!"

This tribute was added by tammy seeland on 29th December 2014

"David, Roberta & family ~ We are deeply sorry for your loss.  Tony was a wonderful man and always had a smile on his face.  He would always brighten up any room he was in.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Thinking of you.  Tammy"

This tribute was added by theresa grasso on 29th December 2014

"Prayers for the Marullo Family on this difficult day. Rest in peace Tony"

This tribute was added by S Hill on 29th December 2014

"I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.  The Bible promises that very soon death will be done away with at Revelation 21:3,4.  "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. "  I hope the promises of the Bible can bring you comfort during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 29th December 2014

"Good Morning Love:

Today will be one of the hardest days we will face, and I pray for Gods strength to get us through.

I woke up several times last night, and I thought of you....

This last week, has been difficult- but out of all the sadness, something occurred to me, and although not surprising because to me- you were awesome, one of kind and heaven sent: your life although you may not have realized, had built a foundation under all of us.....You didn't know it, and perhaps we didn't think about it but you have left us with a solid legacy of who you were, what you were about and how you lived your life- not as an island to yourself but to all. My love- you left a mark on all of us.

What we have seen time and time again this week, is that you don't have to look to far or too long to see that you touched the hearts and lives of many.

You left us a legacy-

You loved unapologetically-

Tried and True right to the end-

A friend to all-

You my love were and are a child of mercy and grace who blessed so many us and although it didn't come up in one of our conversations specifically, I am confident that when you were wrapped in God's embrace he said "Well done my good and faithful child."

May we continue to remember you in our hearts and thoughts but as you once said to me, actions speak louder than words, may we also pay forward the gifts you have given us: laughter, generosity, selflessness ,compassion, empathy, sincerity, faith, grace, mercy and love to the world within our reach.

My friend, my love- miss you.


This tribute was added by florence batzer on 28th December 2014

"My deepest sympathy is sent to your family from ours in S. Florida. It's been many years since I've seen Anthony, but from all the posts, he was a very special person. They say a person's legacy can be summed up in just a few words.  
"A kind person who was loved by many".
That was you, Anthony. You will be missed. Rest in peace.
Love to my New York family..... Cousin Floie"

This tribute was added by melissa and ernie jones on 28th December 2014

"I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Tony but hearing how much my cousin Laura loves him I know he had to be one of a kind. My heart breaks for you all. You're in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace within. God Bless...."

This tribute was added by Rick Parisi on 28th December 2014

"To Tony's family and the crew at Price Chopper,

Every Sunday morning I'd cross Tony's path while grocery shopping..We'd always talk about a lot of things, mostly cooking, but also working on our houses, yards, life in general..That he's no longer with us was shocking to learn..The tributes here by family, friends, and those close to Tony are no surprise..I always thought he was an above average human being..He always took the time to say hello and seemed genuinely happy to do so..He'll most certainly be missed and in my thoughts and prayers for some time to come..With heartfelt condolences and prayers.."

This tribute was added by Robert Kratochwil on 27th December 2014

"Roberta & David,
Our sincere sympathy to you and your family for your loss.  I didn't know Tony but Uncle Bob said he was quite a guy.  Our hearts go out to you for all your pain and hurt.  Kids, we are here for you should you ever need us.
Uncle Bob & Aunt Mary"

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 27th December 2014

"Missing you-

How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer, if I may.


This tribute was added by theresa grasso on 27th December 2014

"My sweet sweet Tony.. I can't stop thinking about you... I'm going to miss our phone Conversations we used to talk for hours and laugh like crazy over the stupidest things. I remember when you first came to Queens you were like oh my god this is crazy The streets are too small for my truck. You are the sweetest man I have ever met I'm going to miss you Tony...... I love you...rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Jill Ann on 27th December 2014

"Tony, I will miss you. Whenever I saw you in Price Chopper you always said hello and I loved talking about animals with you. I know how much you loved them. You were a kind hearted, gentle person and you always made my day with your smile! I will miss seeing you and talking with you. May you rest in peace and know that you will be truly missed and never forgotten by all who knew you."

This tribute was added by Skip Maddox on 27th December 2014

"This is a picture of my best Friend. Anthony Marullo he was, From Newburgh,NY. Anthony Suddenly past away. He past on December 20, 2014. He was 48 years old. Anthony went by the name Tony, I like to call him Anthony. I knew Anthony since I was 12 years old. I met Anthony through my brother Brian Maddox, after Anthony and I met we were inseparable. We kinda just stayed together. I spent nights over his house he spent nights over mine. He was truly my best friend. Anthony was a big part of my life. The two of us help each other grow. But Anthony help me more, he looked out for me. He help me with school, his family was just as importing to me! Anthony brought me in to his family. Because of are friendship. It was like we had two family's. I was very blessed. I called his mother mom, he call my mother mom. His sisters are beautiful! Lora and Roberta Marullo. His brother John and his family, John was Anthony's hero. When we were younger Anthony and I worked out. Anthony wanted to get as big as his brother John. John, in the day look like the Incredible Hulk That's what Anthony always said. I seen him, believe me he did. We loved going over his sister Lora's house. Over on the bluff. She was a very special person to Anthony, he was inspired by Lora. He said, she was amazing, raising two handicap daughters they were the cutest little girls. Anthony was a very proud uncle he love his two nieces Stephanie and Jessica. "I love u too Stephanie," I didn't forget u girl. Anthony loved his sister Roberta. He always said she should of been a model. He was so right. She is beautiful. Sorry guys she is taken!!!! By the way, Anthony told me he couldn't ask for a better bothering law. David Kratochwil I was at their wedding. Anthony was so happy for his sister Roberta and new brother in law Dave. I was too. I remember the trips, Anthony and I would take to see his mother and Joe Peroni Joe was Anthony's step dad. A Really nice guy. They lived in New Jersey. We would go to Atlantic city with his mom and Joe. He love to go and see his mother. Anthony was very close to his family. these people are very good people and to lose Anthony I know they are all devastated, Of the lost. So please keep the Marullo's in your hearts and prayers, As I do. they are extremely great people. Anthony and I were in are twenties when we were roommates. We use to go to Gullies down at the river front, then the Golden Rail, Dun Dees where I was a bartender and Anthony was a bouncer. Believe me when I say Anthony didn't take no shit. Anthony was kind as he was serious. He had a great heart, he would give u the shirt off his back. He loved cats. Him and I always had cats and dogs when we were roommates. But nothing could ever touch Fuji that was his dog. His child hood dog until his early thirty's. He love that dog. Like he loved his 1968 XR7Cougar that was his pride and joy. It was his baby. Any time I ever called on Anthony he would come. That's the type of person he was. As much as it hurts to have him taken at such a young age. If it wasn't for the talks I had over the phone with Anthony I wouldn't have got over losing my sister Debbie, my son Justin & my mother Ruth. It was a hard lose so many great people in my life. My step father Robert. Anthony new these people that were in my life they were in his life too. He was just as hurt. He was a great friend comforting me over lost in my life. Now I lose my best friend. They say that God only gives us what we can handle. Well in the last seven years I lost seven great people. Around the same time every year. Thanksgiving and Christmas. Well I can't take any more. Please God! Anthony was a big lost to me. When u loss some one you care for. You never get over them. It's like my mother said. When we lost my sister Debbie. You just go through the motion. U just exist. "I'm sorry I don't handle funerals." I've been to so many in the last seven years. The one thing I didn't get a chance to say is goodbye to my best friend. I sent him his Christmas card and he never had the chance to open it. Anthony I love you. You were my friend, my brother, my bodyguard, my roommate, the one thing I didn't get to tell you. You were my Hero!!!! I will be lost with out you. Until we see each other again. I love you bro. I know your with my cousin Colleen, sister Debbie, my son Justin, my mother Ruth my, uncle Sunny, my dad Robert. Keep a watch over them for me. Well until u call for me Anthony I will miss you. To your family Anthony, my heart goes out to you guy's you all are in my prayers. Anthony, Truly you are my best friend, you always made me laugh, Love away, Skip

In loving memory's:
09/03/66-12/20/2014 R.I.P. Anthony Lambert Marullo (Tony)"

This tribute was added by SARALYN SMITH on 26th December 2014

I remember the times that you all came to Grandma & Papa's when we were little and we played ball out in the front yard of our house and had so much fun.  I will always remember the trip that Mama & I made up there to visit when I was 12 and all the memories of playing on the bluff, you, John & your sisters trying to play matchmaker with me & Greg down the street, and the delicious pizza pies.  Those are some sweet childhood memories that will remain in my heart forever. Through your kind gift of organ donation, your presence will live on in people that I only hope one day your family will get to meet. You, like me have always loved animals and I am sure that many will be touched by the generous donations of all your friends and family as memorials to you.
I am so glad to know that God allowed you & Laura to cross paths and that you & her were so happy and enjoying life until your last breath. Maybe one day I will get to meet her also and share some sweet memories.
We never know what God has planned for our last days on earth, but it makes me proud to know that you enjoyed life, loved your family and made so many people happy who had the honor of knowing you.  Give all our mutual loved ones a big hug & kiss for me & save me a seat sweet cuz... I Love You and may you rest in eternal peace in the hands of Jesus."

This tribute was added by Virginia Edelen on 26th December 2014

"Anthony:)  Just wanted to let you know of what a blessing it is to have had the pleasure to be with you in my early and later years. I am sorry that I laughed at you when our neighbors' dog scared you so bad that it made you run away crying and I laughed at you...honestly; the little fella just wanted to play with you.  I have heard testimonies about your kindness and how it has touched the heart of many.  Your time upon this earth has been awesome and I am sure that you lived it "LARGE,"  living it your way.  I will always cherish your memory and keep you alive.  My Dearest Cousin have another; "LARGE," journey in your new life!!!!

My Upmost Prayers and Condolences are with Your Family.  May Peace and Tranquility be with All during this sudden loss of Anthony.

Loving Forever and a Day;

Virginia Edelen (Plemmons)"

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 26th December 2014

"A message from Tom Friedrich:

Dear Roberta and Dave,

I am having difficulty grasping what I just read.
Roberta, my heart goes out to you and your family.  It was way too soon to be taken away.  

Please let us know if there is anything at all that we can do for you and your family.

I don't know how it is possible,  but I wish you all the comfort and peace possible.  Here I sit, a tough guy, with tears in my eyes trying to type this message. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  

Tom, Ellen, and Theo."

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 26th December 2014

"A message left by Theresa Grasso:

I am so sorry for your loss.  Can you please send my condolences to your mother and family.  
Your brother loved you with all his heart.
Whenever he was here he always talk about you and how much you meant to him.
Tony was an amazing man.... I still can't believe he's gone I spoke to him just a few weeks ago.... My heart is broken for you and your family"

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 26th December 2014

"A message left by Sharon Moyer:

We are so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. We will miss his great sense of humor and all the stories he told. Hold on to his memories. He is with you all everywhere."

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 25th December 2014

"I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you

Never knew the best was yet to come

Like a song of love that clings to me,
How the thought of you does things to me.
Never before
Has someone been more...

In every way,
And forever more
That's how you'll stay.

Merry Christmas Tony

Love you-

Always Laura
Xo Xo"

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 25th December 2014

"Merry Christmas Tony.  I love you."

This tribute was added by David Kratochwil on 24th December 2014

"To my brother my best friend my coworker and roommate basically part of every aspect of my life.you touched a lot of lives in your short time on this earth  and will be greatly missed.As my wife 'your sister' stated part of us past along with you ,and it is hard to imagin life without you in our lives .Rest in piece Tony .I miss you very much.

PS don't give god a hard time I'm sure it isn't a conspiracy. LOL"

This tribute was added by Jim Dunn on 24th December 2014

"Tony you were a lot of fun work with.  Always enjoyed our talks and laughs.  You are in Heaven now with God.  To family, to Laura, my loves and prayer.  God Bless you Brother."

This tribute was added by barbara brady on 24th December 2014

"ok this is hard  but here it goes ,,,, i want to thank you for the good times ,bad times ,the laughs, the tears, your time with us was to short but very pleasurable,you were taken away to soon but you gave us wonderful memories to remember. thank you for them, you were a great friend to so many and touched so many hearts!as i look at your pictures and your name i have a big smile ,but tears of missing you ,its hard to say but may you sleep in peace thank you ,, my sincere condolences to your family ,thank you again ,forever grateful for you barbara,may  GOD watch and help in this time of sorry ,love miss you my dear friend <3"

This tribute was added by addy jennings on 23rd December 2014

"•Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy. -Author Unknown

Thank you... For the laughs.. For the talks. For helping me when I was confused and down..."

This tribute was added by Marisa Spadavecchia on 23rd December 2014

"Tony will always be in my heart. Your family, will be in my thoughts and prayers.

There's nothing I can say that hasn't been said already, about how wonderful you are Tony. You're a beautiful person, inside and out. I hope you're up there watching us, making sure we're all behaving.

It's been a pleasure Tony. I'm glad, and honored to have worked with you, for the last 11 yrs.

Love you Tony."

This tribute was added by mikeandjaslin sarvis on 23rd December 2014

"I knew Tony from work. He was a great guy and will be dearly missed. My condolences to his family in their time of grief."

This tribute was added by Anna Post Vingoe on 23rd December 2014

"I will miss our talks on the bench you were a true friend rest in piece my friend"

This tribute was added by Shawn weisner on 23rd December 2014

"Tony was a great person to talk to a good friend and will be missed"

This tribute was added by Danny Marullo on 22nd December 2014

"Tony whenever you entered a room, your light always shined.  You always were positive, kind and never stopped giving. You touched each of us and your light will be missed. God bless you Tony. We will truly miss you. Rest in peace.  Love Lori and Danny"

This tribute was added by Laura Swanson on 22nd December 2014

"Tony- he was a tough nut, we both were but he would always remind me that it is what is in the inside that matter.

Tony was a solid man, not just physically but in areas. He was a man of character and integrity. His compassion and goodwill for all living creatures despite their fragilities was beyond measure. He managed to see past all the dust, and rust- the dirt and filth and see the beauty beyond all the goop.

It is my firm belief that God sent him to me- he opened my eyes, my heart, I learned how to breath again- to feel again, to find the beauty in myself, others and the world as a whole.-to be loved without any conditions is something I have never known.

To say this is a difficult time- well that would be an understatement...Tony's untimely death has once again reminded me that life is short, and we must seize the moments that we are given, to live, to love and to get over the obstacles that life throws us and with a silent prayer may we have God's grace to lead us the way.

Perfect love should be without fear  and God knows I loved him perfectly. I loved him the only way I knew how and I honored him as only a woman could. Treasure him I  did as he was too valuable of an individual. I made every effort to comfort him in the moments he needed comforting and God knows, I tried to be all that he needed me to be.

For me Tony is everywhere, he is the wood, in the lights that twinkle from the Christmas tree that he put up for me, he is the breeze that caresses my face in the early morning light, his laughter bounces along the walls....And yes- I reflect back to those moments, the memories, and yes the tears fall down my face. I can't cry hard enough, and it may be foolish to hope and believe that he sees me from heaven and his desire would be to comfort me now.

All we do in life echo's into eternity- may Tony be wrapped in the love of all those who loved him and may he feel the peace beyond all understanding that only our Lord and savior can provide.

I hold his mug in my hand, and think back to all our conversations over coffee- there was never a day that past that Tony didn't teach me something new.

Tony in my heart I carry you, and in each step I take in this healing process I hope that you are on one side and God on the other.

Several years ago there was movie called P.S. I love You- to tell you I cried, would be a lie, I balled my eyes out.....Much like I am now..Hear me- make any wrongs right, mend the bridge, make the call...Say I love you in words and actions.....Although it is difficult, seize the moment, live life likes its the last.....Time is not on our side, and those with whom we love, are like grains of sand in our hands...May I take my own advice.

Tony told me once that he wasn't going anywhere- but so it was, God called him home and here we are to pick up the pieces of our broken hearts and learn to breath again- to live again.

I'm gonna live my life
Like every day's the last
Without a simple goodbye
It all goes by so fast

And now that you've gone
I can't cry hard enough
No,I can't cry hard enough
For you to hear me now

Gonna open my eyes
And see for the first time
I let go of you like
A child letting go of his kite

There it goes, up in the sky
There it goes, beyond the clouds
For no reason why
I can't cry hard enough
No, I can't cry hard enough
For you to hear me now

Gonna look back in vain
And see you standing there
When all that remains
Is an empty chair

And now that you've gone
I can't cry hard enough
No, I can't cry hard enough
For you to hear me now

There it goes, up in the sky
There it goes, beyond the clouds
For no reason why I can't cry hard enough
No, I can't cry hard enough
For you to hear me now

And now that you've gone
I can't cry hard enough
No, I can't cry hard enough
For you to hear me now

Tony, my friend, my side kick, my everything may I continue to honor you in how I proceed forward with the life I have left.....And as always, may you forget me not.

P.S. I love you"

This tribute was added by joyce caterino on 22nd December 2014

"tony was a wonderful person and so much fun to be with. I will never forget a wedding that we all went to. Tony danced  and laughed and enjoyed life. I shall miss him and wish to give my sincerest condolences to his family. God bless you Tony, my friend and co-worker for many years....Joyce"

This tribute was added by Roberta Kratochwil on 22nd December 2014

"A piece of my heart died with you.  I miss you more than words can ever explain.  I love you."

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