Parade in Key West to Honor Captain Tony

posted November 5th, 2008 at 11:23 am

by Josh Martin

Following services on Saturday in Key West for Captain Tony Tarracino, a street party and parade will take place on Greene Street to celebrate his life:

Visitation for Tarracino will be held at Dean-Lopez Funeral Home at 418 Simonton St. Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will be Saturday at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church at 1010 Windsor Lane at 11 a.m.

That likely will be followed by something he would have rejoiced in: A parade and street party in his honor.

The parade, if approved by the City Commission, would start at noon and run down Greene Street — in front of Captain Tony’s Saloon — between Duval and Whitehead. Following the parade, the same area will be closed to traffic from 1 to 3 p.m. to accommodate the crowd expected to gather in honor of Tarracino.

Tarracino was a dear friend of Buffett’s. Read more about him here.

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  • Tommy Thompson

    When it was announced at 2:30, Saturday on the Casa main stage that Capt. Tony had passed it was like all the air was sucked right out of the MOTM celebration.
    A couple hours passed, several toasts were made, then we realized that this was all part of The ole mans plan!
    It then turned into a very heartfelt celebration of his life and memory!
    I am a richer person inside to have had the pleasure and honer to meet him and talk with him over the past years.
    He`ll be missed, but he will NEVER be gone!

  • kathy frazier

    Sail on Captain Tony,

    Captain Tony was a living legend and a colorful story teller(most often true). The most memorable story I have to tell was have had the opportunity to ride the Fantasy Fest float with none other than the Captain himself dressed in a tux.


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