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Mr. William Roy Anthony

March 29, 1992 — March 8, 2023

Gone too soon, but left an indelible spirit in many

WATERBURY - William “Billy” Roy Anthony, age 31, of Waterbury, CT, passed away on March 8, 2023, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving parents.

Billy was born on March 29, 1992, at Waterbury Hospital and was the son of William and Cheryl Anthony. Billy attended Gilmartin Elementary School, West Side Middle School, and Kennedy High School, all located in Waterbury, CT. Currently, Billy attended Disabilities Resource Network in Derby, CT, with his wonderful mentor, Justin Ruggiers, who took amazing care of him, and who Billy called his “best friend”. Billy was a two-time childhood brain tumor survivor, and even though life threw him many obstacles, he overcame all of them with a smile on his face and his infamous, “who me?” and “you again?” Billy loved life and more importantly he loved people. He lived for the days when he would wake up and find out there was a party to attend, or someone was coming to visit him. Billy’s death was extremely unexpected, and he will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of being a part of his life and knowing him.

Besides his parents, left to honor his legacy is his sister, Jaclyn Sanzari (Anthony) and her husband Dominick of Newington, CT, his niece and goddaughter, Zoey Sanzari, who meant the world to him and her sister, Eliana Sanzari, whom he never got the chance to meet. He also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as the many wonderful mentors that worked with him.

Funeral services for Billy will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023, when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St Leo the Great Church, Bentwood Dr., Waterbury, CT. Burial will be held at the convenience of his family. Relatives and friends may visit with Billy’s family on Friday evening, June 2, 2023, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 1987 East Main St., Waterbury, CT. To honor Billy’s memory and in lieu of flowers donations to, The Making Headway Foundation, 115 King Street, Chappaqua, NY, 10514-3460, would be greatly appreciated by his family. Loving-kindness is always welcome, and it only takes a moment to offer a message of condolence, words of comfort, or share a memory with the family and friends of someone important to you. Please visit the funeral home’s tribute page at to do so.
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Friday, June 2, 2023

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Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Care

1987 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06705

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Saturday, June 3, 2023

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Saint Leo The Great Church

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Waterbury, CT 06705

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