Anthony Inserillo, MD

Born on April 2, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York
Departed on September 12, 2021 in Indialantic, Florida

Anthony Inserillo, MD, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 2, 1936 to Anthony and Rose Inserillo. Anthony received his medical degree from the prestigious University of Bologna in Italy. As a Board-Certified physician, he established a private practice in Smithtown, NY; however, after weathering many harsh winters there, he made the decision to move to sunny Florida. As one of the first OB/GYN physicians in the area, he established Hibiscus OB/GYN in Brevard County in 1977. He was a respected and revered member of the medical staff at Holmes Regional Medical Center for 30 years, where he served as Chairman of the OB/GYN Department in addition to serving on the Hospital Board. His many contributions to his profession were honored by Health First’s Distinguished Emeritus Award. He was a beloved doctor in the community as well, voted Best OB/GYN in Brevard County, known for his professionalism, his ready smile, and his quick wit. His service and involvement in the community through the years also included serving on the Board of Southeast Bank, and membership at EGYC and Orchid Island.

Anthony met his wife Gloria on a blind date and it truly was love at first sight. They were married in January 1984 and welcomed their beloved daughter Christina on July 21, 1985. He cherished any time spent with his family, especially in the places he loved – Italy, Disney, the Highlands, NC where he was a member of the Highlands Country Club and enjoyed playing croquet and golf, and on his farm in West Virginia. Throughout his life, he spent countless hours watching his accomplished equestrienne daughter, Christina compete at various horse shows throughout the U.S. Carrying on this tradition, Anthony could recently be seen cheering on his grandchildren, Sophia (age 6) and Anthony (age 5) compete at shows on their pony, Cooper. He will be dearly missed by his beloved family who are comforted to know Anthony is with Chrissy in Heaven.

Anthony is predeceased by his daughter, Christina Inserillo Reyes and brothers Charlie Inserillo and Robert Inserillo. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Gloria, his son in law Junior Reyes, his grandchildren Sophia and Anthony Reyes, and “sister”, Marlene Carras.

A private memorial Mass for the family will be celebrated in his honor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: Health First Foundation for Health First Cancer Institute, 1350 S Hickory Street, Melbourne, FL 32901.

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Denise Garceau from Melbourne wrote on September 26, 2021:
Where to start. Was so saddened to see the obituary in today's Florida Today. Dr. Inserillo delivered my daughter in 1997. I loved him. I remember when going for the usual check ups before delivery, I was to see other doctors and not him. I called the office and said if I cannot see Dr. Inserillo, I am not coming back. I saw him every time I came for my check ups and he delivered my child. Some people you come across, they leave a special place in your heart - as I write this with tears. Til we meet again and love to your family. You are so very special Dr. Inserillo.
Diane Hall from Satellite Beach wrote on September 22, 2021:
I worked at HRMC, OB/GYN in the early 80’s.. Will always remember,Dr.Inserillo’s great smile, laugh, but most of all how he cared for his patients. He loved being a Doctor! Thank you Doctor, for your years of service to our hospital, church, and community, May you R.I.P.
Eileen Volpe from Melbourne wrote on September 21, 2021:
I worked with Dr I as an RN at the hospital where he always “borrowed” my pens 😊. He joked with everyone and we would laugh about how he never remembered to bring a pen. My first NP role was at Hibiscus. We shared a hallway and every day was fun. As an expert physician and mentor, he taught me so much about gynecology. As a fun loving man, we shared many laughs and if any of us had a bad day, there was always a hug. As an added bonus, I learned quite a bit about the stock market from him. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. His goodness to me will always be remembered. My prayers for Gloria and all of his family.
David J. Stallard, Jr., MD from Lexington, SC wrote on September 21, 2021:
Tony’s smile and gregarious laugh that bubbled out from deep within his soul were two of the most joyous characteristics of this remarkable friend and colleague. He welcomed me, a recent OB/Gyn graduate, as a partner for several years in the late 1990’s into his medical practice and I was truly blessed by his sharing of his knowledge and surgical skills He truly was a remarkable person that commonly spoke of the silver lining in most circumstances. I appreciate him and will miss him greatly! May God bless his Soul and his loving family!
Alice Deatonloop from Melbourne wrote on September 20, 2021:
I worked at HRMC for many years as a Secretary and Monitor technician. Dr. Inserillo was always a bright spot in our day on 3 Main OB/ GYN and in the new tower. He always had a smile and his patients loved and respected him! Always good for a hug. He will be missed!!
Carolyn Frltus-Atkinson MD from Melbourne Beach wrote on September 20, 2021:
I came to Melbourne to practice Pediatrics in 1989. I remember that Tony Inserillo saw me at the hospital, in the nursery, and went out of his way to meet me and welcome me to the fold with his warm smile and hug. He never failed to greet me in the halls and always brightened my day. I know he will be missed.
Lynne Miner-Hasler from Melbourne wrote on September 17, 2021:
Loved Dr. Inserillo. He was my backup physician at hibiscus. My favorite story about him was that he would kiss all the nurses but never kiss me. After I joined his practice as a midwife, he came in to labor and delivery and started kissing all the nurses. He gave me a grin and came up and kissed me. I said you’ve never done that before! Dr. I said, well, you never worked for me before! With a little twinkle in his eye. My condolences to his family. He was loved!
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