Antonio A. Ampudia, fondly known as "Tony" by his family and friends, passed away at home on Friday, March 6, 2020. Tony was born on September 3, 1948 in Cuba, where he spent his childhood years. In 1962, he moved to the United States alone with the Peter Pan Program, first settling in Florida, and he was then moved to a foster home in Nebraska. Tony also lived in various places in New York, including Rockville Centre, and the Poughkeepsie/Kingston area, before relocating to New Jersey in 1972. On December 24, 1976, Tony and his wife, Linda, were married and began their lives together. In 1998, they settled in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey. Tony was finally set free from being wheel chair bound, after 5 years with his physical disability.
He was predeceased by his parents, Armando and Aracelia (Caminas) Ampudia. Tony is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 44 years, Linda (Meyer) Ampudia, his dear sister-in-law, Shirley Felter, and his cherished nephews, Christopher Mancuso, Todd Mancuso and Corey Felter. Tony also leaves behind his adored dogs, Pepe, Christopher and Willie, and his cats, Tinkerbelle and Mollie. Tony will be sadly missed and never forgotten.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. A prayer service will be offered on Wednesday evening during visitation hours. In respect of Tony's wishes, he will be privately cremated. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.
To plant a tree in memory of Antonio "Tony" A. Ampudia, please visit our tribute store.