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Anthony J. "Tony" Vesci Sr.


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Anthony J. "Tony" Vesci Sr. Obituary
Anthony Vesci Sr.

Anthony J. "Tony" Vesci Sr., of Maryville, Illinois, and formerly of Granite City, Illinois, born May 3, 1939 in Granite City, passed away at 5:02 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville at the age of 79.

Tony owned and operated Vesci Inc. from 1956 until 2007 with 51 years of service in the beer distribution industry. He was an entrepreneur throughout his life, working as a developer and contractor here in our area and also in the Lake of the Ozarks. Tony gave back to his community working with many organizations including the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge and Jaycees and contributed too many charities and other organizations throughout the years. He enjoyed his days of boating, swimming, motorcycle riding, playing the piano and being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be remembered for his generosity in always willing to help others and cherished the love and special times he shared with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Florence (Clyde) Vesci; a son, Michael A. Vesci; a granddaughter, Michelle Vesci; and his brother, George "Buddy" Vesci.

Surviving are his beloved wife of over 61 years, Linda L. (nee Bess) Vesci, whom he married on October 5, 1956, in Corinth, Mississippi; two sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony J. and Mary L. Vesci Jr. of Glen Carbon and Ralph M. and Robin E. Vesci of Maryville; two grandchildren, Michael Vesci and Anthony Vesci; three great-grandchildren, Morgan, Ryan and Bennett; a sister, Janet Taylor of Fort Wayne, Indiana; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; as well as other extended family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the or to Masses and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com

Services: In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 4 p.m. until 8: p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 155 North Main Street in Glen Carbon on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 10 a.m., Father Steve Pohlman, former pastor of St. Cecilia will be celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

IRWIN CHAPEL, Glen Carbon, IL.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 11, 2018
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