SANFORD — Antonio Joseph Troiano, 76, of Sanford and The Villages, Fla., died after a brief illness on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2014 at the Portsmouth (N.H.) Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family.

“Tony” was born in Portland to the late Vincenzia Cinque and Girolano Troiano, on June 25, 1937 and was raised by the late Rose Norman, his foster mom, of Sanford.

He was a graduate of St. Ignatius High School in Sanford and the University of Southern Maine.

He married Corinne Emard in 1963. They lived in Sanford and for the last 16 years they enjoyed winters in The Villages, Fla.

Tony served his country for 20 years in the U.S Navy with submarine tours all over the world. After retiring from the Navy, Tony founded “Troiano & Associates” in 1983, an accounting firm in Sanford that he built and grew with his son, Jeffrey, and daughter, Tracy.

Tony always loved to smile, offer a hug and enjoyed being a joker. He had many idioms and those who knew and loved him will forever remember their own special sayings, and to all his friends in Florida, they should especially remember, “You’re bad Pepere.” While Tony enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing, his true passion was being with the people he loved, talking, laughing, playing games and enjoying a good meal. A life-long Catholic and a deeply religious man, Tony believed and lived his faith every day.


Tony was predeceased by: his parents; foster mother, Rose Norman; and his brothers, Frank and Matthew Troiano.

He was greatly loved by and is survived by: his wife of 50 years, Corinne; his two children, Jeffrey Troiano and his wife Abby, and his daughter Tracy Troiano and her partner Robert Endre; his brother, Michael Troiano; sister Marie Tuttle; grandchildren, Justin, Courtney, Jordan and Olivia; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery located on Stanley Road in Springvale, with a luncheon to celebrate his life to follow at the Sanford Town Club, located at 4 Washington St., 4th floor in Sanford.

The family requests that no flowers be sent, please. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit