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Mr. Anthony R. Tony Perta, age 95, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 with his loving family by his side. Born in Utica on November 15, 1918, Anthony was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Passiatore) Perta. Raised and educated locally, he was a graduate of T.R. Proctor High School. A proud veteran of World War II, Tony honorably served his country in the United States Army. On May 11, 1946 he married Mary T. Sisti; they were blessed with a faithful bond that endured for 68 years. As best friends, Tony and Mary were inseparable and enjoyed each others company. A long time member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #2, Tony worked for various firms and many local projects during his career. A devoted family man, Tony affirmed every day that his loved ones were first and foremost in his life. He cherished the days spent with his children, grandchildren and in later years, great-grandchildren. Tony was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Stars & Stripes No 82. At one time, he enjoyed golfing and playing games of chance. He was a communicant of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish. Tony is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughter and son-in-law, Michele A. and Randy E. Williams of New Hartford; his son, Anthony P. Perta of Utica; his grandchildren, Kevin & Kelly Williams, Mark and Hilary Williams, Brian Williams, and Christine Williams and Brandon Lewis; and his great-grandchildren, Kamryn, Kathryn, and Kendall. His extended family includes his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, especially Mary Manca; and his in-laws, Philomena Fay Policelli, Gloria and Frank Zammiello, and Robert Sisti. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Dean and Roseanne Perta, and John and Myrtle Perta; his sisters and brother-in-law, Lee and Art Pistolese, and Tess and Connie Grieco, and his in-laws, Rose and Pasquale F. Brindisi, Fred and Yolanda Sisti, Alessandro Sisti, and Ginny A. Sisti, and Andy Policelli. The family extends heartfelt thanks to Anthonys niece, Sandra Grounds, who offered her loving care to her Uncle whenever she was called upon. The family will honor Anthonys life in a private gathering. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Anthonys funeral service and Celebration of Life which will commence on Monday at 12:00 noon at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish where his Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Rev. James Cesta, with Military Honors conferred by the United States Army. The family will receive visitors at the conclusion of mass. Interment will take place in St. Agnes Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. Online tributes at: www.EannaceFuneralHome.com
Eannace Funeral Home Inc
932 South St
Utica, NY 13501
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on July 6, 2014