Dr. Anthony R. Mascia
1915 - 2016
Craft Memorial Home Inc
40 Leicester St
Port Chester, NY
Mascia, Dr. Anthony R.

Dr. Anthony R. Mascia died on November 26, 2016. He was 100 years old and would have been 101 this coming Sunday. He was born December 4, 1915 at home on Willow St. in Port Chester to the late Oreste and Mary Capeci Mascia. His father owned a pharmacy on Main Street. He graduated from Port Chester High School, Columbia University with a BA and then Long Island College of Medicine. Dr. Mascia was one of the "greatest generation", serving as a medical professional in both France and Belgium during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was promoted to Captain and sent as Commanding Officer with the 252nd medical detachment to France after the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. After the war, he returned home to Port Chester where he set up a general practice. Soon after, Dr. Mascia received an invitation to serve as the physician for a local school district. He was offered a job as a clinical physician for the New York State Department of Health in 1972. Dr. Mascia continued to administer immunizations to civil servants well past his retirement, and contributed significantly to the foundation of Veritas Health Care, the non profit. He worked with the Boy Scouts in Port Chester Troop 4 for a number of years as a volunteer and as an interim scout master. He was a parishioner of the Church of the Resurrection in Rye, NY. He tried to live by these aphorisms of Hippocrates; "first do no harm", "do good" and "do the right thing, always". This was his generous way of caring for all.

He is survived by his sons, Anthony O. Mascia and his wife Katherine of Stirling, NJ., Michael F. Mascia, MD, MPH of Sweden, ME., Elizabeth Mascia of Fayetteville, NY, John J. Mascia of Fort Pierce, FL., Paul T. Mascia and wife Theresa of Three Bridges, NJ., and Joseph M. Mascia of Saxtons River, VT. daughter in law, Mary Mascia of Thousand Oaks, CA., 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Bianca D'Agostino Mascia on December 16, 2010, his son, Peter N. Mascia, PhD., sisters, Madeline, Helen, Aurora and Marcia Mascia. Visitation will be 4-8PM on Friday December 2, 2016 at Craft Memorial Home, Inc. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:15AM on Saturday December 3, 2016 at Church of the Resurrection Boston Post Rd. Rye, NY. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery Rye Brook, NY. In lieu of flowers tax deductible donations may be made to The Peter Nicholas Mascia Memorial Endowed Scholarship (checks are made out to the St. Anselm College but put a notation on the check indicating the name of the scholarship) 100 St. Anselm Dr. Manchester, NH 03102 or to the non profit, Veritas Health Care. www.veritashc.org


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Published by The Journal News on Dec. 1, 2016.
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Craft Memorial Home Inc
40 Leicester St, Port Chester, NY
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Church of the Resurrection
Boston Post Rd., Rye , NY
St. Mary's Cemetery
Rye Brook, NY
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Dr. Mascia delivered my sister, Laura Beth McDonald, at United Hospital.
He was a community doctor and he was a healer. Remembering him as my late mother would have. My deepest condolences to all.
Ida McDonald Raduc
November 3, 2018
Dr. Mascia was our family doctor and we loved him very much. My earliest memories are of his coming to our home to care for us when we could not go to him. What a long and beautiful life he lived. Please take comfort in knowing that others share your loss and in treasured memories of your own.

The Sabato and Turziano Families
December 5, 2016
My sincere condolences to the family. Dr. Anthony Mascia is/was a wonderful, wonderful individual who will truly be missed. I worked with him for many years at the NYS Health Dept.
Gloria Lundy
December 1, 2016
You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved father. May it bring you a measure of peace knowing all that he accomplished. May God provide your family with peace, strength and loving comfort. (John 5:25-29)
December 1, 2016
So sorry to hear this. As a little girl growing up in Port Chester I had some health issues and dreaded going to doctors but Dr. Mascia became my regular doctor and I actually liked going to him. A good man.
December 1, 2016
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