Anthony Joseph Ferrante, age 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
Anthony, also known as Sonny, was born to Joseph and Virginia Ferrante. He grew up in PG, later on Monterey’s historic Spaghetti Hill and was a proud member of the Italian community. He was a member of the ICF, the Compari Club, and the Amici Group.
He attended Monterey High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Air Force and was stationed in England. When he returned to Monterey, he attended MPC and Cal Poly Pomona.
Upon his return, Anthony was married and had three children. He worked at the Marina Fire Department from 1962 to 1972 until he accepted a position with the State Fire Marshall’s Office. He worked as a Deputy State Fire Marshal from 1972 until his retirement in 1990. In 1981, Tony walked into Chicago Title and saw his future, Johanna Roccia Sercia. They were married a year later and enjoyed 41 wonderful years of marriage.
Tony was an avid golfer and enjoyed many Wednesdays with his golf buddies. Tony and Johanna enjoyed many years of traveling the world with family and friends and spending time with their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, his mother, Virginia, his sister, Angela Nottenkamper, and his grandson, Vince Sercia.
He is survived by his wife, Johanna, their children, Peter Sercia (Christina Joyce), Joe Ferrante (Mary), Barbara Mitchell (Terry), Brian Ferrante (Jill), Annamarie Bruno, John Sercia (Christina), and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services will be held at San Carlos Cathedral on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.