Antone Estrella, 85, Westport

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Antone “Tony” Estrella, 85, of Westport, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Crawford Skilled Nursing Center in Fall River. He was the husband of the late Alma (Arel) Estrella and longtime companion of Dorothy “Dottie” Fonseca.

Born in Fall River, son of the late Antone J. and Mary F. (Correira) Estrella, he had been a lifelong resident of Westport.

Prior to his retirement, he was the owner and operator of both Tony’s Excavation Co. of Westport and Westport Public School Bus #10.  Mr. Estrella was a musician and his bands Tony and the 4 Deuces and The Blenders performed at the Holy Ghost Club of Westport and other establishments. Mr. Estrella was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Church, Westport and enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include four sons, Antone Estrella and Michael Estrella, both of Westport, Robert Estrella of Taunton and Joseph Estrella of Fall River; three daughters, Gail Neeld of Tiverton, Jenifer Coite of Westport and Karen Bettencourt of Tiverton; three sisters, Francis Dean of Westport, and Patricia Estrella and Dolores St Pierre, both of Fall River; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Jesse, Alfred, David, Manuel, George, Edward, Joseph and John Estrella and Alice Lopes.

Memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 174 Dean St., Taunton, MA 02780.

Arrangements under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, Westport. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.

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