|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1901, Italy|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 2001|
Boston Herald (MA) - August 28, 2001
Deceased Name: Obituary
Cesidio Antonellis , 100, owner of fuel company
Cesidio J. "Joe" Antonellis of Watertown, owner of Antonellis Fuel Co. and the former King Pressed Steel, died Thursday at the Presentation Manor Nursing Home in Brighton. He was 100.
Born in San Donato, Italy, Mr. Antonellis emigrated to the United States in February 1920 and settled in Newton. He was a resident of Watertown for the past 20 years.
In 1947, Mr. Antonellis founded the Antonellis Fuel Co., which installed and serviced oil heating systems, and worked until his retirement in 1970. Previously, he worked as a machinist at the Naval Shipyard in Charlestown until the end of World War II.
During the 1930s, Mr. Antonellis sold and intalled Lynn Oil burners after he worked in 1929 retailing the original Maytag washing machines from a small shop in Newton.
In 1922, Mr. Antonellis co-founded King Pressed Steel Co., which manufactured airplane headsets and speakers for the Army Air Corps, on Hawthorne Street in Newton. He operated the company until a fire destroyed the manufacturing facility in the late 1920s.
Mr. Antonellis enjoyed welding with copper tubing, creating tables and household items as gifts for his children. He also enjoyed travelling to San Donato, Italy, and throughout the United States.
Husband of the late Fortunata "Bridgie" (Lombardi), he is survived by two sons, Francis of South Dartmouth, and James of Gainsville, Va.; two daughters, Marie Antonellis Chadderon of Palo Alto, Calif., and Arlene Antonellis White of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; 21 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Newton.
Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Newton
Arrangements by Magni Funeral Home, Newton.
Boston Herald (MA)
Date: August 28, 2001
Created by: Nicole
Record added: Sep 16, 2011
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