Anthony “Nino” Torre, loving husband and father of six children, passed away at the age of 76 on Sunday, May 3.
Nino was born to Salvatore and Filippa Torre in Castiglione di Sicilia Catania, Italy, on Sept. 19, 1943. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1958, at 14 years old.
Nino found a passion for cooking at a young age and used this talent to build his career as a chef. He was best known and loved in the community for his skills as a chef at the Brick Oven Pizzeria in Dobbs Ferry, where he worked among family, and friends who became family. Along with cooking, he had a love for playing pool and following baseball, and like a true New Yorker, he was a dedicated Yankees fan.
Nino was known by everyone for his kindness and his unexpected sense of humor, and he loved to make his family laugh. He was a big-hearted man who had a soft spot for all the animals his children adopted, though he would rarely admit it. A devoted husband to his wife, Clara, and loving father to his children, Nino lived by the rule that nothing comes before family.
Nino was preceded by his brothers Paul and Tindaro Torre, and is survived by his siblings Vinny, Joseph, Barbara, and Gaitana Torre. He is also survived by his wife, their children Annette, Marianne, Donna, Joe, Salvatore, and Marisa Torre, 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.