Anthony Vecchiarello, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013, at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, NY, with his wife, Patricia, at his side, who was with him until the Lord took him home. Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Stefano and Lena (Colombo) Vecchiarello.
Anthony came to Niagara Falls as a child with his family and attended local schools. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army from March 25, 1943 until his honorable discharge on April 26, 1946, and was involved in the Campaigns of Rhineland. Anthony was employed as a Supervisor at Nabisco Shredded Wheat in Niagara Falls, where he was well-liked and respected by his co-workers. He retired in 1986 after 44 years of service. Tony was an avid sports fan and especially liked basketball, football and horse racing. He had a knack for always making people feel comfortable and at ease in any situation, and enjoyed making them laugh with his great sense of humor. Anthony adored his pet dog, Snowball.
Anthony is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann (Fonzo) Vecchiarello, who was always there for him with an open heart; one sister, Josephine (late Rudy) Winkler of Wayne, NJ; and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gloria and Doug Atkinson.
There will be no prior visitation. Private Christian services were held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston, NY, with Rev. Robert Stolinski officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304.
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