Paul Anthony, of Saddle River, NJ and Shoreham, NY died peacefully on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at age 96. Predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Nancy Primrose Barr, he is survived by his children: Paul Jr. (Robin), Jay, Peter (Cathleen), David (Stacy), Jessica Vermylen Fiddes (John), Robert (Mary), and Mark (Barbara); twenty-one grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Paul was a loyal alumnus of La Salle Military Academy, Oakdale, NY (1937), which he attended on a full scholarship in the midst of the Depression and served as Cadet Captain in his senior year. At Georgetown University (1941), he excelled on the debate and tennis teams, graduated cum laude and most importantly, met Nancy Barr. His legal education at Columbia Law School was interrupted by WWII, during which he served as a combat infantry officer in North Africa and Italy. In 1946 he married Nancy Barr and began a 60 year career at his family's business, A. Zerega's Sons, Inc., the first pasta company in the United States, founded by his great-grandfather in 1848. During his career he grew the business before transitioning it to the fifth and now sixth generations of family management. He was a Past Chairman of the Board of the National Pasta Association, President of the Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club, Saddle River Borough Councilman and active in many community organizations. Paul was a long-time parishioner of St. Gabriel's Church in Saddle River. Funeral arrangements are being made through Feeney Funeral Home, Ridgewood, NJ. www.feeneyfuneralhome.com
. Visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9PM Tuesday, November 3 at Feeney Funeral Home, 232 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood. Funeral Mass 10:00AM Wednesday, November 4 at St. Gabriel's Church, 88 East Saddle River Road, Saddle River, NJ. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Children's Therapy Center in Fair Lawn, NJ would be appreciated.www.thechildrenstherapycenter.org
. His family would like to extend a special note of thanks to his loving and compassionate caregivers, especially Vanessa Ramsay.