Agnes Squeo Zanetos, wife of Tom Zanetos, co-founder and owner of the Anthony-Thomas Candy Co., of Upper Arlington, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, May 15, after suffering a stroke in September. She was 89.
Agnes and Tom were high school sweethearts who worked together in the confectionery business for some 47 years. She started out as a candy dipper, then worked in the retail store and had secretarial duties as her husband and father-in-law, Anthony Zanetos, built their new business. Agnes later served as an officer of the company, secretary-treasurer, retiring from that position in 2001 at the age of 80.
Agnes was a member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Philoptochos Society and Daughters of Penelope. She also was a member and served on the advisory board of the Christopher Columbus Education Foundation and received the Christopher Columbus Educational Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.
Agnes is survived by her husband of 68 years; four sons: Anthony, of Hilliard, Joseph (Carol), of Upper Arlington, Gregory, of Columbus, and Timothy, of Dublin. She also is survived by four grandchildren: Carla (Steve) Scully, Candi (Michael) Trifelos, Thomas and Michael Zanetos; seven great-grandchildren, John, Sam, Joseph and Michael Scully, and Nicholas, Mark and Alex Trifelos; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Squeo, Beulah (Jack) Trotter, Frankie Collaros of Steubenville, and Nicki Zanetos of Delaware; as well as many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Joseph Squeo and Jean (Louella) Cupoli.
Services were held on Monday and Tuesday, May 17 and 18. Condolences may be sent via
Anthony-Thomas Candy Co. mourns loss of family member
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