|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1936|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 2007|
Howard County Times (MD) - March 8, 2007
Deceased Name: Robert J. Antonetti Sr.
Robert John Antonetti Jr., of Upper Marlboro, died Feb. 24, 2007, due to a heart attack, at Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton. He was 70.
Born July 22, 1936, in New Haven, Conn., to Attilio and Caroline Antonetti, he graduated from Notre Dame High School in West Haven in 1954.
Mr. Antonetti was ordained a brother in the Holy Cross order, a Roman Catholic teaching order, from 1954-1970. During that time, he taught at various high schools along the east coast.
In 1960, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind. with a Bachelor of Arts in history.
He continued his education, receiving a master's degree in music from Vandercook College of Music, in Chicago, in 1967.
He married Mary Catherine Nooney in 1974.
For 30 years, Mr. Antonetti oversaw Prince George's County elections, from January 1970 to August 2000. Then, from August 2000 to May 2004, he worked as Howard's election director.
He announced his plans to turn Howard's voting system into a paperless one after the 2000 presidential election. The county used touch-screen voting machines for the first time during the primary elections March 2, 2004. A few weeks later, Mr. Antonetti retired from his position.
In 2006, he became an interim elections director for Prince George's County, where he had recently served.
According to family, Mr. Antonetti was proud of his work in Howard County that earned him recognition as a foremost election expert in the state. His son, Robert J. Antonetti Jr., said that his father died doing what he loved.
Mr. Antonetti is survived by his wife of 33 years, Mary Catherine "Casey" Antonetti, of Upper Marlboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Theresa Antonetti and Michael Trigiani, of Burtonsville; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Jr. and Jacqueline Antonetti, of North Potomac, John Paul Antonetti, of North Beach, and Edward Antonetti, of Upper Marlboro; a brother, Richard P. Antonetti, of Waterford, Conn; two sisters, Maria McMillian, and Linda Muzio, both of North Haven; and three grandchildren, Isabella Antonetti, of North Potomac, Michael Trigiani, of Burtonsville, and Gabriella Trigiani, of Burtonsville.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Feb. 28, 2007, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Upper Marlboro.
Interment followed at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton.
Memorial donations may be made to: Bishop McNamara High School, Advancing the Vision Capital Campaign, 6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747.
Copyright, 2007, Howard County Times (MD). All Rights Reserved.
Social Security Death Index
Name: Robert J. Antonetti
Date of Birth: Wednesday July 22, 1936
Date of Death: Saturday February 24, 2007
Est. Age at death: 70 years, 7 months, 2 days
Last known residence:
City: Upper Marlboro; Marlboro
County: Prince Georges
ZIP Code: 20772
Social Security details:
State of Issue: Connecticut
Prince George's County
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Record added: Mar 08, 2009
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