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Anthony Franz

Staten Island, New York


May 21, 2021
Staten Island, New York


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A. Azzara Funeral Home - Staten Island Obituary

Anthony R. Franz, 46, passed away at his South Beach home on May 21, 2021. After graduating New Dorp High School, Anthony worked for several local commercial retailers, such as Toys R Us and Waldbaums Supermarket. He was working for Stop and Shop Supermarket for the last 20 years, up until his passing last Friday. Anthony was well-loved by his co-workers and customers.

"Anthony was a kind, likeable and personable guy," said his mother, Linda Palmieri-Shearer. "He was loving, caring and respectful."

Anthony enjoyed family gatherings, picnics and BBQ's. He loved music and was a great dancer. When he was younger, he enjoyed bowling and took karate lessons. He was also a fan of the NY Yankees and Giants. Anthony also loved his car and enjoyed cruising around Staten Island with his friends.

Mr. Anthony R. Franz was the beloved son of Linda Palmieri-Shearer and the late Anthony J. Franzs, who passed away in 2008. He was also the beloved step-son of Mr. John Shearer and brother of Carla Franza-Mendez. He was also a cherished nephew, cousin, uncle and friend.

A. Azzara Funeral Home, 183 Sand Lane, Staten Island, NY 10305 has been entrusted with Anthony's funeral arrangements which include visiting at the funeral home on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 3pm to 7pm. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Holy Rosary Church at 10:30am. Interment follows at Resurrection Cemetery.

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Barbara Shearer Gilchrist

So sorry for your loss Linda, John, and family. We never knew Anthony, but we are sure he was a fine man., may he rest in peace. Please accept our sincere sympathy at this time.

Linda & John, so sorry for the loss of your son Anthony. May he rest in heavenly peace

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In loving memory of the kindest and sweetest soul ever. We will love you and miss you always. Rest in Peace dearest Anthony.

Rest In Peace Cuz, always the brightest smile in the room. Our beautiful Angel I’ll miss you forever.

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. The happiest person and best dancer. RIP my dear friend xoxo

Anthony was such a good guy. I will.miss him and our chats that we would have when I would see him in stop n shop. You always put a big smile on my face Anthony and you will always be in my heart. Rest in the sweetest peace my dear friend..

Anthony always had the biggest smile on his face.. sweetest person i ever met ..RIP Anthony I’m sure you’re happy to finally see your dad again