The late Anthony Edgar (Tony) Barreto gave me many words of wisdom when I worked at Daily News (Tanzania Standard Newspapers) . He could be very funny too. May he rest in eternal peace. Amen.
- Published on Wednesday, 01 January 2014
- Written by DAILY NEWS Reporter
A FORMER Advertising Manager with Tanzania Standard Newspapers Limited (TSN), Mr Anthony Barreto, is dead.
A brother-in-law to the late Barreto, Mr Diamond Carvalho, said in Dar es Salaam that the late Baretto died at his home in the city in the morning as he was preparing to go out.
He said the deceased’s body was sent to the Hindu Mandal Hospital for a postmortem and preservation, as the family is discussing the funeral arrangements.
Mr Carvalho told the ‘Daily News,’ where the late Barreto served for over a decade, that the burial will be held in the city either on Friday or Saturday depending on the arrival of the deceased’s relatives who are based abroad.
Prior to his death, Barreto owned a media consultancy and public relations firm in Dar es Salaam.
A close friend described ‘Tony’ as he was fondly called by friends as a ‘’cultured man who loved his roots’’. He was a stalwart at the Dar es Salaam Institute (Goan Club) in the city centre.
He leaves a widow, Pearl and two children, daughter Catherine-Rose and son John-Paul who are reportedly ‘’both enjoying success in their chosen fields.’’