Ottario A. "Tony" Vigliotti, 95, of Bradford, passed away on Tuesday (Nov. 5, 2013) at his home surrounded by his loving family.
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He was born on June 11, 1918, in Bradford, a son of the late Dominic and Dominica Pascale Vigliotti. On Nov. 19, 1942, in St. Bernard Catholic Church, he married Sylvia A. Alviti, who survives.
Mr. Vigliotti was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II who served in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He was also a handyman who liked to stay busy by doing odd jobs for friends and family. He was also known to help anyone that was in need.
For 37 years until his retirement in 1983 he was employed by the former Quaker State in Bradford.
In addition to his wife of 70 years, Sylvia Vigliotti of Bradford, he is also survived by two daughters, Dominica (James) Beath of Nappanee, Ind., and Toni (Jim) Bloomquist of Bradford; one brother, Dominic Vigliotti of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons, Joseph and James Beath, both of South Bend, Ind.; four granddaughters, Sharon (Matthew) Rethlake and Brenda (Fred) Suter, all of Nappanee, Rachel (Patrick) Woods of Cicero, Ind., and Elizabeth Beath of Noblesville, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Vigliotti; two brothers, Louis Vigliotti and Andrew Vigliotti; and one sister, Faye Brol.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Mascho Funeral Home Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant. A Christian wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial and military honors will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to St. Bernard School, 450 West Washington St., Bradford, PA 16701.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com
Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
75 Kennedy Street Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 6 to Nov. 13, 2013