Obituary of Anthony Pagano, Jr.
Anthony S. Pagano, Jr. of Marlboro, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. He was 87 years old. "Nonnie" was born at the family homestead in Marlboro, NY on September 27, 1929 to the late Antonino and Olivia Autunno Pagano.
He was a United States Army Veteran, member of Viebey-Sutton Post #124, a former Town Assessor and served on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Early on, he was a talented brick layer and then became Clerk of the Works for the Marlboro School District, overseeing the building of MCHS, the current high school, which was a project he took great pride in. He went on to serve as the Superintendant of Buildings and Grounds for the school district. Mr. Pagano retired as the Business Manager/Sec'y-Treasurer of LIUNA Mason Tenders Local 104 in New York City.
Anthony married Jean Strong on July 26, 1953 at St. Mary's Church in Newburgh and enjoyed 63+ years of marriage.
Survivors include his wife Jean Strong Pagano, daughters Patricia and husband Michael Kranis of Salt Point, NY, Susan and husband Richard Wright of New York City and son Anthony III and Ivett of New York City; 13 grandchildren: George, Denise, Malorie, Matthew, Robert, Rachael, Adam, Courtney, Jordan, Meagan,Valentina, Alexa and Bianca as well as 5 great grandchildren: Tyler, Georgie, Patrick, Susan and Hunter, his sister Venice "Vee" Frederico and brother Albert "Albie" Pagano also survive him.
Anthony was predeceased by his siblings: Michael Pagano, Samuel Pagano, Mary Alongi, Vincenza Celeste, Sadie Meyers, Rose Croyle, Angie Hill, Josephine Yonnone and Yolanda Dorazio.
The Pagano family would also like to express their deepest gratitude to his caretakers, Yulia Wright and Philise Alexandre.
"Nonnie" was a fun loving thoughtful and generous man who always put his family and others first. He loved his "bride" immeasurably and enjoyed many years of wintering in Florida. He was never happier than when spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He made each and every one of them feel special, celebrating weddings, trips, graduations, recitals and ballgames. He relished helping many men get their start in the construction industry and they admired him for his hard work, loyalty and generosity. You could not have a better friend or supporter than "Nonnie".
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 11th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday morning at 10:30am at St. Mary's-St. James Church, 1209 Route 9W, Marlboro.
A final prayer will take place at the Cedar Hill Mausoleum Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Anthony's memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc.
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