SARATOGA SPRINGS - Anthony "Tony" F. Licata, who was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Manhattan, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 22, 2013. He was 83.
The son of the late Frank and Marie (Domino) Licata, he married his beloved Rose Marie on Aug. 27, 1949, in Manhattan and later moved to Saratoga Springs.
He worked so very hard all of his life. Early in his career, he worked for the General Electric Transportation Department and drove an oil truck for Bardino Oil.
Tony retired in 1991 as head custodian for the Saratoga Springs City School District after 28 years of service. He could fix anything and helped so many people, especially with their furnaces.
He was always there to lend a helping hand whenever anyone asked, and he touched so many lives in the community he so loved.
Tony was a communicant of St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, and he enjoyed going to the races and working outside around the house.
He especially loved his family and is survived by his lovely wife of 63 years, Rose Marie; one sister, Camille (Albert) of Staten Island; one brother, Jimmy of Staten Island; two sons and one daughter, Anthony (Sharon) Licata, Michael (Tina) and Lisa Marie Licata-Stoll, all of Ballston Spa; his grandchildren, Meagan (Joe) Dickinson of Gansevoort, Sydney Rose Stoll of Ballston Spa, Bryan Licata of Queens, Kelly Licata of Vermont, Jennifer Licata of Virginia and Casey Dougall of Massachusetts; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Ann Catalfamo and William Dickinson of Gansevoort; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Frank of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Salvatore, who died during World War II.
Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N. Broadway, 584-5373.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at St. Clement's Church, 231 Lake Ave., with the Rev. Paul J. Borowski, C.Ss.R., pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at Greenridge Cemetery.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.