Anthony C. “Tony” Mazzanti, 92, of Lake Village died on April 13, 2019 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center of Lake Village.
He was born on December 28, 1926 in Lake Village to the late Egino Mazzanti and the late Franchina Carnevaletti Mazzanti.
Upon graduation from Lakeside High School, Mr. Mazzanti served in the United States Navy in the Pacific. Following his military service, he returned to Lake Village and began a farming career which continued as a lifelong passion.
He was an avid outdoorsman, continuously seeking to further his knowledge and understanding of agriculture, wildlife, fauna, the Mississippi river and all other aspects of the local ecosystem. He found great joy in gardening and sharing the resulting fruits and vegetables with the community. However, his greatest joy was the mutual devotion and dedication shared between him and the great love of his life, Louise. Tony and Louise enjoyed the outdoors and traveling adventures side by side throughout the United States and many other countries.
Mr. Mazzanti was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, member of the Knights of Columbus, served on many local boards and committees.
He was preceded in death by, four brothers, Joe Mazzanti, Vincent Mazzanti, John Mazzanti, Geno Mazzanti, Jr.; four sisters, Lena Boyd, Catherine Mazzanti, Pantilena Mazzanti, and Rose Morara.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Louise Catalani Mazzanti of Lake Village; two brothers, Francis (Jalna) Mazzanti of Lake Village, and Jerry (Sharon) Mazzanti of Lake Village, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 15 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. with Rosary at 6 p.m. at Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday April 16, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Village with Father Stephen Hart as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Isidore Cemetery in Lake Village.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, PO Box 272, Lake Village, Arkansas 71653.