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Anthony "Babe" Salvatore LaPila
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Obituary for Anthony "Babe" Salvatore LaPila

Anthony “Babe” Salvatore LaPila, 84, of Cromwell, husband of the late Claire (Bonafonte) LaPila, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Middlesex Health Care Center. Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Italio and Philomena (Scionti) LaPila.

Babe grew up in Middletown and later moved to Cromwell where he lived for fifty-four years and was a member of Saint John Church. Babe graduated Middletown High School where he played football. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He worked as a self-employed carpenter for many years building homes in the area. Babe loved travelling, was an avid New York Giants fan and most important to him was his family.

Babe is survived by three sons, Peter LaPila of Cromwell, Michael LaPila and his wife, Michelle of Moodus and James LaPila and his wife, Shannon of Portland; nine grandchildren, Abby, Becky, Alex, Luke, Kyle, Matthew, Ryan, Louis, and Anthony and one great grandchild, Sophia.
Along with his wife and parents, a daughter, Debra LaPila Basiel and a grandson, Shane LaPila, predeceased Babe.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint John Church, 5 Saint John Court, Cromwell. Burial will follow in Saint Sebastian Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded.

Family and friends may call on Thursday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Cromwell Funeral Home, 506 Main Street, Cromwell. In lieu of flowers, donation in Anthony’s memory may be made to Saint Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 398, Middletown, CT 06457. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit

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