American Patriotic 10

Henrique (Poncho) Antonio

September 7, 1928 ~ November 26, 2021 (age 93)


Henrique “Poncho” Antonio, 93, of Danbury, husband of the late Shirley (Peters) Antonio, died on Friday, November 26, 2021.

Mr. Antonio was born in Portugal, September 7, 1928, a son of the late Manuel and Maria (da Piedade) Antonio.

He immigrated to the United States with his family in 1934 settling in Danbury. He attended Danbury schools and graduated from Danbury High School with the Class of 1948. He was a retired distribution manager for Davis & Geck Corporation of Danbury. An active member of the Danbury Democratic Party, Mr. Antonio was elected to serve as a Councilman, a member of the Board of Education, and a former member of the Danbury Democratic Town Committee.

Poncho was a member of the Sons of Portugal, Portuguese Cultural Center, and St. Gregory the Great Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Jean Antonio of St. Augustine, FL, four grandchildren, Amanda, Courtney, Alyssa, and Jake, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Antonio was predeceased by a daughter, Jo-Ann Sousa, and by a brother, Alfonso Luiz Antonio.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 11 a.m. in St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Rd., Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

There will be no calling hours.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Henrique, please visit our floral store.


Mass of Christian Burial
December 1, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Gregory the Great Church, Great Plain Rd, Danbury

December 1, 2021

12:15 PM
St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury

© 2022 Jowdy Kane Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy