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Mario P. “Sonny” Tosti, 88

Mario P. “Sonny” Tosti, 88, of Milford, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 following a period of declining health. 

Born in Milford, he was the son of the late Umberto and Maria (Andreola) Tosti.

A former U.S. Army Korean War veteran, his retail career began at Jordan Marsh in Framingham, where he completed their Executive Training Program in 1957. He later became the manager of Anderson Little in Natick until his retirement in 1995. Following his retirement, he moved to Dennisport and opened the former Cafe ‘e Dolce in Hyannis. He spent his retirement years down the Cape cooking for and entertaining his large family and many friends. One of Sonny’s favorite pastimes was emceeing Milford School of Dance’s annual recital.

He is survived by his daughter, Judith and her husband John Dagnese, of Milford, and his son Mark Tosti of Milford. Loving grandfather of Lauren Dagnese of Boston, and Alicia Tosti of Bethesda, MD. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the youngest of 12 children, and was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, Umberto Jr., Eugene, Ottavo, Arthur, Rudolph, John and William Tosti, and his sisters Carmella Ianzito, Etta Birmingham, and Gemma Crosta.

Visiting hours at the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford, will be held on Tuesday, July 30, from 9:30-11:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Milford, at 12 Noon. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Sonny’s family would like to thank the staff at Atria Franklin, Milford Countryside, Beaumont of Westboro and Salmon VNA and Hospice for the loving care he received over the past several months.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sonny’s name may be made to: Salmon VNA & Hospice, 37 Birch Street, Milford, MA Attn: Anne Luippold, or the Mass General Cancer Center online at Checks can also be mailed to MGH Development Office, Attn: Carrie Powers, 125 Nashua Street, Ste. 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101

Guest Book

Dear Judy and Mark, I will miss so much the presence of your Dad in our world. He was always so positive and enthused about life and genuinely interested in others. One always had a great time when with Uncle Sonny. May he rest in peace as I know he must be --he had a very full life. Love, Lorraine
Lorraine Tosti

Mark, Sorry to hear about your Dad.
Bob Crandall

So sorry for your loss. Sonny was such a good friend to my Mom and our entire family.
Bert Bernardi

Judy and Mark, Sheri and I have enjoyed our many years of fun and laughter with Mario down on Cape Cod. We were always comforted knowing he was there year round keeping an eye on Secret Harbor. We miss him, we loved him and his passing creates a hole in both of our hearts. He was a classy gentleman that we cared so much for and always enjoyed visiting with when we visited from Texas. Peace to the entire family
Gordon and Sheri Browne

judy, mark i spent this morning reading old emails uncle sonny sent, always signed " love unk". he was always there for from new clothes from andersen little before going back to school, commercial with roger stauback, playing his white piano, his convertable, being godfather to alex and Fox news "discussions". he will be missed.
chris simmler

Dear Judy and Mark, Devastated to get this news. Your Dad not only lit up the room, he owned the room. His huge personality and good nature were part of all of our lives, and mine since I was a toddler stumbling around Mardell's Bridal Shop. His sparring bouts with my Dad are legend. Sonny called me after he saw the initial trailers to my movie, and I'm forever grateful that he got to know what was happening. He was loved by all, and the good old days on Hale Ave will never be forgotten. His strong spirit lives on in all who knew him. That's his legacy. Deepest Condolences and All My Love to the extended family and everyone in Franklin as well, George Glennon
George Glennon

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