Former Speonk Resident Anthony Munna Dies July 8


Anthony Munna of North Port, Florida, formerly of Speonk, died on Monday, July 8. He was 85.

Mr. Munna, known as Tony to his family and friends, was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked for Fairchild Republic on a variety of jets, including the F-105 Thunderchief and the A-10 Thunderbolt. His proudest achievement was overseeing the wind tunnel testing of the aerodynamics of the B-2 stealth bomber for Northrup Grumman.

In the early 1960s, Mr. Munna moved his family from Central Islip to Speonk, where he and his wife, Jeanne, opened Nino’s, a restaurant and lounge. After selling Nino’s in 1972, Mr. Munna went back to work for Grumman for several years before retiring. In retirement he and his wife spent time traveling the United States before settling in Florida. Survivors said Mr. Munna’s great passions were his family, music, dancing and computers.

Mr. Munna was predeceased by his wife in 1994. He is survived by his three children, Toni Munna and husband Jim Martin of Riverhead, Michael Munna of San Franciso, and Karen Heil and husband Greg of Costa Rica. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Devin Chiaramonte of Arizona and Marisa Chiaramonte of New York; and three great-grandchildren, Zeppelin, Ezekiel and Zion of Arizona.

Mr. Munna’s remains were scattered in the Gulf of Mexico by his immediate family members in a private ceremony. Memorial donations can be made in Mr. Munna’s name to Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida 34238.

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