Robert “Tony” Athas, age 78

of North Quincy

Robert “Tony” Athas, age 78

Robert “Tony” Athas, age 78, of North Quincy, originally from South Boston and a longtime summer resident of Brewster, died peacefully, Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Tony was born in Boston and raised in South Boston.

He lived in North Quincy for the past thirty-six years, previously in South Boston. He summered in Brewster for over forty years.

Tony loved to golf and was a talented player. He was a longtime member of The Captains Golf Course in Brewster.

Beloved husband of Jean A. (Smith) Athas. Together for forty-six years, they were married for thirty-six years. The two were best friends and inseparable.

Devoted son of the late Mildred (Libby) Rusteika and her late husband Steve.

Dear brother of Peter Athanasopoulas, Stephen F. Rusteika, Jr. and his wife Kitty, Kathaleen Callahan, and the late Richard Athanasopoulas and his surviving wife Janice.

Tony is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, July 27, from 4 – 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Agatha Parish, 432 Adams Street, Milton, on Thursday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s memory may be made to Saint Agatha School, 440 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186.


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  • Jeannie,
    I’m so so sorry for your loss. You and Tony’s love for each other was like no other. God Bless you both, sending strength and love 💜

  • So sorry for your loss Tony war a funny loving gentleman We have wonderful memories of the good times with you both

  • My heart aches for the loss. He will always be remembered for being the cousin that could always make me life. I know you will miss your best friend, and big brother. Sending love

  • Jeannie ,my deepest sympathy goes out to you and all the family on your loss !We all loved Bobby! sending love, .prayers, and healing hugs! may he rest in peaceX

  • Dear Auntie Jeannie,

    Our most sincere condolences go out to you for the passing of our dear Uncle Bobby.

    We will miss him dearly and always remember his joyful spirit, great sense of humor and of course his extraordinary dance moves.
    His spirit will live on in all of us forever, and we pray that the Lord gives you strength and courage during this very sad time.

    Bobby, your brother Richard is waiting for you in heaven with open arms and a cold Miller Lite.

  • Jeannie, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers each and every night for now and for always 🙏🏻Bobby was one of a kind! I have so many fond memories during his journey of life with you.. You and Bobby “aka” Tony were inseparable . My latest memory is while you are sick with Cancer and Bobby with his issues held hands as you approached the steps of the Church to attend Mass and say his last goodbye to his brother Richard! God Bless you my Sister-in-law,my friend-each of us had a good MAN!!! “RIP”🙏🏻Bobby..I have my big girl pants on..
    Love you Jeannie,
    Forever and Always, Jan

  • Jeannie,
    My condolences on the passing of Bobby.He was a good and fun loving guy who loved his best friend in life.your new journey begins today it will be challenging and you will hear Bobby saying be good to your self
    Love Anne