Anthony W.


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Salem, NH - Anthony W. "Tony" Coletta, 81, of Salem, N.H., died peacefully on Friday at Salemhaven Nursing Home, Salem, N.H.
Tony was born in Lawrence, Mass., where he grew up and was educated, and graduated from Lawrence High School. He later attended and graduated from New England Barber College in Boston, Mass. Tony was a resident of Salem, N.H., for 48 years.
Tony started his 60-year career as a barber, owning the Tower Hill Barber Shop in Lawrence, Mass. He later opened the Depot Barber Shop in Salem, N.H., which he ran for many years, bringing in his children and grandchildren to work.
Tony was an active member of the Masons at the Spicket Lodge #85 in Salem, N.H., where he led the title of the Tyler. He also was active with the Lawrence, Mass., United Lodge. He was very passionate about town politics and was a former Vice President of the Salem Taxpayers Assoc. He enjoyed his trip to Market Basket and was a very proud American, and very patriotic. Most of all Tony loved his family, and spending time with them, and making them laugh with his one of a kind humor. He will be missed by many people.
Tony is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Marie A. (DiFruscio) Coletta of Salem, N.H.; children, Frank Coletta of Stuart, Fla., and Gina and her husband Tom Farris of Salem, N.H.; sister, Mary Young of Portsmouth, N.H.; grandchildren, Anthony Coletta, Aviana Shapiro, Carissa Farris, Elisha Farris, and Daniel Farris; great-granddaughter, Giana Smith.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Carrier Family Funeral Home, 38 Range Rd, Windham, NH. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Spicket Lodge #85, 107 Main St., Salem, NH 03079. For directions or to send a message of condolence to the family, please visit
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Published on August 19, 2019
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11 posts

Steve Gardella
Aug 31, 2019
Marie, Gina, and Frank
I am so sorry to hear of Tony's passing.
Remembering the days of Tower Hill, and the conversations we had at the shop in Salem.
He was truly a great person, to all that knew him.
God bless.
Erika Aiello
Aug 21, 2019
Marie, Gina and Frank, I am so sorry for your loss. Tony had us all at Salemhaven laughing from the moment he walked into any room. He will be greatly missed ❤️
Maureen Dllaire
Aug 21, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose someone who has been a constant companion and wounderful life partner. I know your pain and pray for you.
Musty, Irene and Nabeel Nour
Aug 20, 2019
We are so very sorry for your loss. Tony was a funny and wonderful man. We have many good memories of him. Our thoughts are with you.
Musty, Irene and Nabeel
Moe Ferris ,East Sandwich ,Ma.
Aug 20, 2019
DEAR MARIE, I am sorry for your lose. the few times in his company, he was always very enjoyable . May he rest in peace. .
Nathan Clark
Aug 19, 2019
Hi Frank & Gina,
We lost my dad the same morning, in California. Praying for God's peace for your family and ours at this time. Blessings and love.
Tim Thornton
Aug 19, 2019
To Frank and the entire Coletta family: Sending prayers and sharing good thoughts of your Dad at the Depot Barber Shop in Salem (I remember the older version of the shop up the street as well). Many great haircuts and good conversations with your family at both locations over the years. My mom, upon reading Mr. C's obit in the paper, recalled how Tony gave me my first haircut way back in 1968! He was a great guy--here's to a life well lived.
Lucy Peno
Aug 19, 2019
So sorry of your loss Marie, My prayers are with you and your family and wished I had met him, but being in Ca. I never made it back to Massachusetts. Love you so much. Aunt Lucy
Elaine Wren
Aug 19, 2019
Dear Marie..I am so sorry..this is the time when your faith will help you cope..I will be praying fir the repose of his soul..God Bless and keep you.Elaine
Janine Ulmer (Blair)
Aug 19, 2019
Mrs C, Frankie, Gina and family.
I am so sorry for your loss and pray for your broken hearts. I have stormed the Heavens for a smooth and soft landing for Mr C and will remember him as the strong and kind man that lead his family with pride.
With lots of love and prayers
Jim Savoy Methuen,Ma.
Aug 19, 2019
God Bless.