Anthony G. Martucci

August 19, 1926 - February 18, 2012

COOPERSTOWN - Anthony George Martucci, a kind, loving and gentle family man, died early Saturday morning, February 18, 2012, at his home in the Town of Middlefield. The loving husband of Josephine Martucci, he was 85.

A native of Staten Island, Anthony was born there in the neighborhood of Rosebank on August 19, 1926, a son of Anthony and Catherine (Mangino) Martucci. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy and entered into active duty October 23, 1944. He proudly served his country in the Philippines during World War II. He mustered-out August 9, 1946, and then served in the United States Navy Reserves.

On March 31, 1951, Anthony married Josephine Rosalie Ciaburri in a ceremony at St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church on Staten Island. The couple settled in Midland Beach where they lived and worked and raised their family.

For many years, Tony, as he was known by his friends, worked for The Brooklyn Union Gas Company and retired from there as a Customer Service Supervisor. He also worked for G&R Bus Service driving a school bus for special needs children and, always the consummate handyman, did a lot of odd jobs for many people on Staten Island.

In September of 1993, the Martuccis moved to Cooperstown and settled into their new home on Fred Ottaway Road in the Town of Middlefield. 

For 47 years, Anthony was a member of the Knights of Columbus Manresa Council No. 2147 in New Dorp Beach, Staten Island, and, since moving to upstate New York, was a member of the Sgt. Walter P. Eggleston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7128 in Cooperstown and the Milford American Legion Post No. 1566.

He will be remembered by his family and friends as an ardent fan of the New York Yankees, for his love of puzzles, and a person who always loved being with his family.

Anthony was preceded in death by two sons, Anthony Martucci, who died December 17, 2005, and Joseph Martucci, who died September 17, 2009. He was also predeceased by three brothers, Salvatore Martucci, Frank Martucci and Joseph Martucci, and three sisters, Christina Bove, Victoria Grasso, and Rosie Errichello.

Anthony is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, Josephine, of Cooperstown; their children, Barbara Martucci of Manhattan, James Martucci and his wife, Diane, of Charlotte, NC, Richard Martucci of Cooperstown, and Frederick Martucci of New City; 12 grandchildren, James, Manuel, Thomas, Tara, Nicole, Anthony, Salvatore, Joseph, Danielle, Alyssa, Adrianna, and Briana; and one great grandson, Ryan.

He is also survived by two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Anthony (Drema) Martucci of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Mrs. Joseph (Ann) Martucci of Monroe Township, NJ; two sisters, Anna Held and Evelyn Allen and her husband, William, all of Staten Island; and many nieces and nephews.

Anthony's family will receive friends from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.

A Funeral Service will be offered at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home. Immediately following the funeral service, military honors will be accorded at the funeral home by members of the Sgt. Walter P. Eggleston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7128 in Cooperstown, the Milford American Legion Post No. 1566 and a contingent from the United States Navy Funeral Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial donations may be made in Anthony's memory to either The American Heart Association, Heart Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY  13220-3049 or The American Diabetes Association, Utica NY Office, Lomond Office Park, 110 Lomond Court, Utica, NY  13502.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers, or call them at (607) 547-8822.