OBITUARY: Anthony Ross Davino, 37

Below is an obituary from George L. Doherty Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Anthony Ross Davino, 37, of Wilmington, MA passed away on Friday, October 30th 2020 after a brief illness.

Anthony was born October 11, 1983 in Malden, MA to Tracy (Lockhart) and Anthony Davino.  Born prematurely, he was his mother’s miracle baby who grew to be a kind and gentle giant. Raised in Everett, MA, he learned a diverse set of skills taught to him by his father, Uncle Vinny and Papa Freddy which provided him the ability to fix almost anything. He relished in helping others, especially when it allowed him to share his knowledge of cars. He is most likely already at a workshop in heaven with Vinny and Freddy who preceded him.

In 2009, at a small bar in Everett, MA, Anthony met his wife Meghan.  He was the quiet man in the corner with the kind eyes and sweet smile.  Somehow, she won him over by ignoring his advances for months, giving him his nickname Booski, and begging him for dollars to play “Bennie and the Jets” on the jukebox.

Anthony and Meghan were married in 2016 and in early 2017 they settled in Wilmington, MA.  Anthony was overjoyed to have a bit of land to ride his four-wheeler and his own 2-car garage to accumulate a hell of a lot of stuff in. He quickly turned the garage into a space where he would help anyone and everyone with car issues, free of charge, because it was his passion.  He had hoped to start a business where he would guide his customers while they worked, teaching them and allowing them to get their hands dirty themselves.

Despite having the palate of a toddler and preferring his meat overcooked then burnt even more, Anthony himself was a great cook.  His specialties included homemade sauce and meatballs, roasted potatoes, and chicken cutlets.  When he cooked dinner, he would always make sure to prepare a vegetable for his wife even though he himself would never touch them.

Anthony was happiest outdoors, or spending time in his garage with friends.  He loved to travel, and he may have loved to overpack even more.  He could never be over-prepared; something may need to be fixed.

Anthony was kind and thoughtful; no bad words were ever spoken by him about anyone.  Animals gravitated to him, which demonstrated a lot about his character.  He said he never danced, but you would often find him dancing with his 2 young nieces who he loved dearly.

Anthony is survived by his wife, Meghan, his parents Tracy and Anthony Davino, his sister Allison Davino, his nieces Layla and Aria Moloney, his aunt Rose Davino, his uncles Allen and David Lockhart, his parents-in-law Jacqueline and Michael Cloherty, several cousins, his dog Waylon, and many cherished friends. He leaves us to join his Nana Jennie, Papa Freddy, Grandma Cookie, Grandpa Al and Uncle Vinny.

Calling Hours were held in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville on Monday, November 9th from 3:00PM to 5:00PM. Relatives and friends were invited to attend. Face masks were required and all attendees followed social distancing protocols, interior capacity of the funeral home is reduced to 50 people at any given time. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated and announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating blood in Anthony’s honor.  For those who may not be able to donate blood, a donation to the American Liver Foundation is most appreciated at https://liverfoundation.org/.

Anthony Ross Davino

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