On Monday, October 7, 2019, Anthony Joseph LaMonte, loving husband and father of two daughters, passed away at the age of 71. Tony was born on November 11, 1947 in the Bronx, New York City, New York. He was a wonderful artist and an alum of The High School for Art and Design, Parsons School of Art and New York University. Tony worked in advertising for over forty years, capping his career at BBDO in Manhattan, where he retired as an associate creative director and executive vice president. He married Madeline Wilson in 1984 and was a kind and loving father to his daughters Katherine, 32, and Lauren, 29.
Tony and his wife lived and raised their children in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY from 1992-2009 and then in Dobbs Ferry, NY from 2009-2013 on the campus of The Masters School, where Madeline worked, from 1997-2017 . They lived in City Island, the Bronx from 2013-2017. They relocated to Longmont, Colorado in 2017 to be near their children in retirement.
Tony was passionate about art from an early age and created a life where he could follow his creative path within the structure of the corporate world. He was an avid skier and cyclist, and he rode his last NYC Century in 2016 at the age of 68. Tony was known for his kindness and compassion, and his steady, grounded presence. He had a quick smile, an infectious laugh, and a wicked sense of humor.
Tony is survived by his wife Madeline, his daughters Katie and Lauren, his son-in-law Jalil, his brother Henry and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held for the family at The Natural Funeral in Lafayette, Colorado. A public memorial will take place at his home in Colorado in the coming months. Donations may be sent to Dreamyard, a non-profit organization that “collaborates with Bronx youth families and schools to build pathways to equity and opportunity through the arts”. (from their mission statement) https://www.dreamyard.com/donate