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FRAMINGHAM – Anthony Mario Tognacci, Jr, age 70, died, Wednesday, February 23, 2022, in Boca Raton, FL.

Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Anthony Mario Tognacci and Charlotte T. Southwick.

Anthony was always happiest cooking and spending time with his daughters, grandchildren, and whole family. He was an avid Boston sports fan, loved fishing and going to the beach. He loved golfing with his best friend and granddaughter Alycia, his Queen Bee.

Survived by his daughters, Lori Ortiz and her husband Ozzie of Shrewsbury, Donna Tognacci of Shrewsbury, Kristina Gusella of Westborough, and Michelle Tognacci of Framingham; grandchildren, Alycia Febus of CA, Mariah Ross of GA, Alexandra Ortiz of Shrewsbury, Liam Tognacci, of Westborough, Graham Gusella of Westborough, Avery Casado of Framingham, and Christian Casado or Framingham. Also survived by his sisters, Valerie Lindholm of ME, Joan Tognacci of ME and Margot Copeland of AZ, and many nieces, nephews and friends.  

Anthony was the brother of the late Cheryl Tolan who died in 2021.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street in Framingham on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 11 a.m. to noon.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anthony’s name can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516,

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