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Obituary for Anthony Angelo Lento

Anthony Angelo Lento, born July 21, 1947, passed away on March 5, 2024. He was 76.

He entered this world in Newark, NJ, the cherished son of Josephine (predeceased) and Anthony Lento (predeceased) of Belleville, NJ, and brother of Joseph (predeceased) of Kinnelon, NJ, and Nancy Ruffer of Lincoln Park , NJ.

Anthony's journey began at Belleville High School, where he cultivated his intellect and passion for learning. He pursued higher education and earned his bachelor's degree, setting the stage for a fulfilling career ahead.

Anthony's professional path led him to become a dedicated history teacher, leaving an indelible mark on the students of Newark and Union, New Jersey school districts. Beyond the classroom, he shared his musical talents as a dynamic live performer, captivating audiences with his drumming skills in bands throughout the vibrant 1960s and 1970s.

Throughout his life, Anthony embraced new challenges and opportunities with vigor. He navigated the corporate world, contributing his expertise to esteemed companies such as Crown Cork and Seal in North Bergen, NJ, Wakefern Foods in Elizabeth, NJ, and The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company in Montvale, NJ. His legacy in the private label industry stands as a testament to his dedication and professional acumen.

In 1986, Anthony embarked on a transformative journey, moving to Union Township in Hunterdon County. Here, he confronted his fear of heights head-on, earning his wings as a licensed private pilot. Flying became more than a skill; it became a passion that enriched his life in immeasurable ways.

Retirement ushered in a new chapter for Anthony and his beloved wife of fifty-five years, Antoinette (Nardone) Lento. They relocated to Sun City in Okatie, SC, where Anthony immersed himself in community life.

Anthony's memory lives on through the love he shared with his devoted wife and their two sons, Christopher and Anthony. His daughters-in-law, Erin (Hearty) and Shelley (Hosta), were welcomed into the family with open arms. Anthony found immense joy in the presence of his four cherished grandchildren: Aurora, Ani, Anthony, and Eva.

Anthony Angelo Lento's life was a symphony of love, laughter, and boundless adventure. His spirit will continue to inspire and guide those who were fortunate enough to have known him.

May he rest in peace, forever remembered, and deeply missed.

The family will receive their friends at the Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home, 344 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 9:30-11:00 am, with a service to begin at 11:00 am.

Memorial gifts may be made in Anthony's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or

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