Anthony Joseph "Tony" Trippi

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Anthony "Tony" Joseph Trippi

Brunswick, ME - Anthony "Tony" Joseph Trippi died suddenly of a heart attack on April 3rd at the age of 44 years old. He was a devoted teacher, friend, son, and brother. Tony was born on August 10, 1969, to the parents of Joseph and Virginia Trippi. He attended New Paltz High School in New York, followed by Central Maine Technical Center, and then completed his teaching degree at the University of Southern Maine. In 1995, Tony began his teaching career as a carpentry teacher at Bath Regional Career and Technical Center and continued in that position for the next 19 years. He had a great passion for teaching and was always sure to put safety first. Tony worked closely with the Bath Rotary in building modular houses with his carpentry students. Tony received the Paul Harris Fellowship award, the Rotary International's Highest Honor in 2008 and the honor of Carpentry Teacher of the Year in 2009. He was a member of the Elks Organization in Brunswick for 18 years where he was a dedicated member and held the position of Trustee for a number of years. He was also a Son of the American Legion. He enjoyed spending time with his friends at both locations. Tony was also the Vice President of the Porter Lake Association.

Coal, his beloved dog, went everywhere he went. They spent lots of time on walks and being at school watching over the students. Tony had a great love of the outdoors. He spent a lot of his time at camp on Porter Lake. Fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, boating, jet skiing, fourwheeling, fixing and remodeling camp were many of his hobbies.

Tony is survived by his parents, a sister Lee Trippi-Rutigliano and brother-in-law, Bob, three nieces, Gina, Imma, and Sara all of Tillson, New York, his girlfriend, Tricia Bursey, and her sons, Alex and Evan, of Topsham.

Tony will always be remembered by his big smile he shared with many, many friends.

A memorial mass was held on Monday, April 7th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Brunswick. Spring interment will be held in the New Vineyard (Pratt Corner) Cemetery, New Vineyard, ME. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tony Trippi Scholarship Fund in care of Morse Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1030, Bath, ME. To share a message of condolence or fond memory with the Trippi family, please visit Anthony's tribute page at

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on May 9, 2014
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