Senator Anthony R. Bucco
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Senator Anthony R. Bucco

Boonton - Senator Anthony R. Bucco, 81, a lifelong resident of Boonton, committed public servant, and loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed from this earth on September 16, 2019.

Bucco served the community he loved for over 40 years in elected office, rising from Boonton Alderman and Mayor, to Morris County Freeholder, State Assemblyman, and eventually a State Senator, which he served through seven Governors.

Respected on both sides of the political aisle, his passion for helping others allowed him to touch countless lives on issues large and small across the region and state. In addition to serving as the lead Republican voice on the state budget, he was proud of meaningful laws that supported Lake Hopatcong, increased drunk driving penalties, and delivered safe-haven protections for moms and infants.

Beyond his legislative service, Bucco was President of Baker Titan Adhesives, a manufacturing company based in Paterson; served as a volunteer and board member for countless non-profit organizations; and as a member of the US Army Reserves, 1957-1965.

Bucco was a deep man of faith who attended Mass every morning before starting his day. He took the greatest pride and joy in his family, including his beloved wife Helen (nee Jayne) of over 60 years and their son, Anthony M. Bucco, and his wife Amy. He loved and cared deeply for his grandchildren, Anthony II (Josie), Lauren Haggart (Brian), Jenna Bucco, and his step grandchildren, John Ciamillo, Sarah Ciamillo, DVM, and Emily Cadematori (Ken); and his beloved great grandchildren Declan, Kaid and Valentina, who will miss his calming presence, humor and friendship. He was predeceased by his loving sister, Anna Marie Bucco.

Arrangements are by Dangler Lewis and Carey Funeral Home, 312 West Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005. Letters of condolence may be posted at A private visitation for close family and friends will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R. C. Church, 910 Birch Street in Boonton from 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM, followed by a private funeral Mass promptly at noon. The public is encouraged to attend a remembrance service that will be held on Sunday Oct. 6 at 2pm, at the County College of Morris Student Center Auditorium, Center Grove Rd., Randolph. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in his memory to the Boonton Kiwanis First Aid Squad, PO Box 16, Boonton, NJ 07005 or to the Boonton Fire Department.

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Published in Daily Record on Sep. 19, 2019.
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September 23, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Bucco Family. So sorry to hear of the Senators passing. I had many occasions to meet with Tony when employed in Roxbury Twp. as the Health Officer. Tony always accommodated the health officers in Morris County no matter how busy he was when we asked to meet with him regarding public health matters. He will be missed as a guardian and advocate for the people of his district as well as the residents of New Jersey. Rest In Peace Senator.
Frank Grisi
September 19, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
sunil ShahM D
September 19, 2019
I was employed by the Freeholders when Senator Bucco was in office. He was a gentleman and we always enjoyed seeing him when he was in the office. So sorry to read of his passing. Amelia Palazzo (Amy) Hampstead North Carolina
Amy Amelia Palazzo
September 19, 2019
Tony will be greatly missed. Although we were miles apart, he was always close bye to render any help needed, especially if it involed family. May God's light shine upon him.
Joe and Sharon Crescente
September 19, 2019
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September 19, 2019
Tony was a great man and a great senator. He really cared about people especially veterans. He will be missed. I am glad I got a chance to know him. Myh condolences and prayers go out to his family.
Liz Sann
September 18, 2019
Anthony, I will miss your Lobster fest and want to thank you for advice you gave me when I had questions. Although you were moved from my district, you will always be in my heart!
May you rest in peace!
Frank Minutillo
September 18, 2019
Senator Bucco was the consummate gentleman, who possessed a wonderful sense of humor, the conviction to follow his principles, and an understanding of the importance of friendship. In a phrase, he was old school in the very best sense of those words. Senator Bucco will be sorely missed. He made us all better.
James McGreevey
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