Anthony F. DeStefano, 95, of Troy St., Seneca Falls, passed away at his home on Sunday (September 10, 2017) surrounded by his family.
Family and friends may attend Tony’s Mass of Christian Burial on Friday (September 15) at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church with Reverend James Fennessy, Pastor, as celebrant. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Columbkille Cemetery, Seneca Falls. There will be no prior calling hours. If desired, contributions may be made to St. Francis/St. Clare Parish, 25 Center St., Waterloo, NY 13165.
Tony was born in Seneca Falls on June 1, 1922 the son of the late Peter & Mary Soscia DeStefano. He was a life resident of Seneca Falls and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired as a service clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in Seneca Falls. He, also, had worked at Robinette Jewelers in Seneca Falls as a watch repairman and had worked for the former Wick’s Lumber of Seneca Falls. Tony was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Seneca Falls, the Seneca Falls Elks Lodge #992, Seneca Falls Knights of Columbus, Council #222, Kirk-Casey Post #366 American Legion of Seneca Falls, the Cyrus-Garnsey Post #1323 V.F.W. of Seneca Falls, the Disabled American Veterans, & the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
He is survived by two daughters Mary (John) Hilbert of Seneca Falls, N.Y. and JoAnn (Reinhard) Ryrko – Seneca Falls, N.Y. Two sons Peter (Susan) DeStefano of Seneca Falls, N.Y. and Anthony (Mary) DeStefano of Seneca Falls, N.Y. Seven grandchildren Michael (Bryn) and James (Amy) Hilbert, Megan (Ian) Lawyer, John “JT” & Bethany DeStefano, Anthony (Wendy) & Ryan Peter Ryrko. Six great grandchildren Sarah, Emma, & Lindy Hilbert, Jaydan, Ryleigh, and Adryana Ryrko.
Three sisters Florence (Philip) Liberatore of Victor, N.Y., Phyllis Conley of Topeka, Kansas and Louise Panthon of California; and one sister-in-law, Ellie DeStefano; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Tony was predeceased by his wife, Josephine Annetta DeStefano who died December 20, 2002, two sisters Madeline Maddalena and Rose DeMassi and two brothers Peter and Frank DeStefano.
Arrangements are under the direction of Doran Funeral Home, Seneca Falls, N.Y.