Anthony J. Dalphonse, 84, of Gorham, passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle of declining health. Born May 23, 1937, son of the late Sam and Anna (Piattoni) Dalphonse of Cascade in Gorham, he attended St. Benedicts School and Gorham High School. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served during the Korean War and the Cuban Conflict. Upon retirement from the military, he went on to work in construction. He then became a beverage sales representative for numerous years for Tri County Distributors of Berlin and New Hampshire Distributors of Concord. His sales route ranged from the edge of Canada to the Seacoast of New Hampshire. Retiring briefly in 1999, he went on to work for Great Glens Trails of Gorham for almost 20 years. Tony loved the great outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed traveling and gardening but, most of all, the time spent with his adoring family was his biggest joy.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Sanborn) Dalphonse of Gorham, NH; daughter Charon (Dalphonse) Emery and her husband Dallas, Jr. of Center Ossipee, NH; son Brandon Dalphonse of Gorham, NH; daughter-in-law Nadine (Alonzo) Dalphonse of Phoenix, AZ; grandson Guido Dalphonse of Phoenix, AZ; granddaughter Sophia Emery of Center Ossipee, NH; great grandson Carmine Dalphonse of Phoenix, AZ; sisters Gloria Pelham of Merrimack, NH and Mary Ann Mainguy of Berlin, NH; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. He was predeceased by his sons Geoffrey Dalphonse and Rick Dalphonse, great grandson Corrado Dalphonse and sisters Evelyn Dupont, Rose Marrer and Jenny Robert.
Graveside Services with military honors will be held in the Holy Family Cemetery Saturday May 28, 2022 at 10 AM. The Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham is in charge of the arrangements. Tony was a kind, generous and well-respected man with a big heart. In lieu of flowers, please perform an act of kindness. Donations to Good Shepherd Parish, 151 Emery St., Berlin, NH, 03570 in his memory are also welcomed. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.