Who’s the Boss Tony? Here’s a hint…. Its Not You!
It could have been a funeral-home scene out of a “Sopranos” episode. At the wake for crime author Philip Carlo, Tony Danza angrily interrupted the priest, claiming he was talking too much about God and not enough about the best-selling biographer of mass murderers, including Richard Kuklinski and Richard Ramirez, during his eulogy.
A source at Thursday’s wake at Peter C. La Bella Funeral Home in Bensonhurst said the priest — “who said he was a substitute priest from a federal prison, which made some people smirk — started to ramble on and on about religion, quoting the Bible and making mourners uncomfortable.
“Tony, who was one of Carlo’s closest friends, walked right up to the priest and said angrily, ‘Excuse me, but this is not about you. It’s supposed to be about my friend, and if you can’t do that, maybe you should let someone else speak!’
“People were stunned, while the priest was visibly shaken. He tried talking about Carlo before quickly wrapping things up. Danza took over and eulogized Carlo with memories from their younger days.
“When someone then heckled Tony, he said, ‘Will you give me a break? Will you stop and let me talk?’ “
All that talk about God at a wake made mourners uncomfortable? Good!
According to Wiki, Danza is “a Roman Catholic and parishioner at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, Danza is also an Ordained Minister with the Universal Life Church. He performed a marriage on his talk show.”
The Universal Life Church is an online church that advertises that anyone can become a minister.
But on the upside, more people watched Tony at the wake then watched his ill fated talk show.