October 3, 1932 - April 16, 2017
Age 84, of Gainesville, NY passed away peacefully at home on April 16, 2017.
He was born October 3, 1932 in Buffalo, NY son of the late Carmelo and Mary Zuppa Sacco. Anthony was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Anthony is the lone survivor of the Second Division of the 38th Infantry Regimental Headquarters Company.
Anthony was a man of many talents. He could fix or do anything. He was a longtime member of the Laborers Union Local 210 in Buffalo and he was skilled in operating heavy equipment. Anthony loved spending time in Florida during the winter. He was a member of the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans and the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Anthony was predeceased by his previous spouse, Phyllis Hulburd Sacco and his son, Anthony Sacco, Jr.
Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Patricia Davis; his children, Carmen (Sue) Sacco of Fairport, Christine (Richard) Whittington of Louisiana, Larry (Cathy) Sacco of Gainesville, Danny (Michele) Sacco of Gainesville, Kenny (Terri) Sacco of Bergen, Steve (Melinda) Sacco of Castile; grandchildren, Sheree (Steve) VanVreede, Travis (Helen) Sacco, Brandon (Amanda) Sacco, Jason Sacco, Kenny (Becky) Baker, Greg (Jessica) Baker, Justin Sacco, Stephanie Sacco; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Pasquale Sacco, Dominic Sacco, Phyllis Bauss, Mildred Miles and Josephine Fitzgerald.
Services are private. Private burial will be in Hermitage Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Joint Veterans Council, 26 Linwood Ave., Warsaw, NY 14569. Arrangements are being completed by Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, Warsaw. Online condolences at http://www.robinsonandhackemer.com.
Our family chain is broken now and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.
Apr 22.17 from Richard and Lynda Gardner & family:
Pat and family, I'am sorry to hear of Tony's death. He was a great man and will surely be missed. If there is anything we could do for you please let us know.
Apr 20.17 from Pattiann sacco Gross:
Gods speed uncle Tony. You were always in my heart.until we meet again 💗
Apr 19.17 from Tim Wilcox:
Prayers for the entire family, very sorry to hear of this.
Apr 19.17 from David and April Salamone:
So very sad that he is gone, but realize that he is not suffering. Great man! He will be missed!
Apr 19.17 from Maria Perea:
Wishing my Sacco Family, my Deepest condolences for yours loss of my loving Uncle . Who I adored and will miss. He was like a second Father to me. May our Lord grant his Children peace in their hearts.
Apr 19.17 from Sheree Sacco Van Vreede:
I am very sorry to be out of the country during this time. Pat, I am sending you prayers and hugs from across the ocean. You were so devoted to grandpa...even when he wasn't always a good patient. I will miss his handsome smile, the sparkle in his eyes, and great laugh.
Apr 18.17 from Gerry and Barb Sokolski:
Carm, our sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. We will remember him in our prayers. May the strength of family and friends give you comfort in these most difficult times.
Apr 18.17 from Melissa Coufal:
my sincere condolences
Apr 18.17 from Michael Caternolo:
I am praying for you and your family at this most difficult time. May the peace of the Holy Spirit comfort you and yours. Love ya bro!
Apr 17.17 from Kathy Simmons:
I'm glad I was able to see Uncle Tony in Florida in February. He had lost his hair and said he was tired but he still looked good. He was just happy to be away from the cold up North. I've lived far from Buffalo most of my life so we weren't as close as I would have liked but he was still a fixture in my life. I always saw him in Florida and it just seemed he would always be there.
My Mom loved him--and all her brothers and sisters--very much and now they are all together again. I envisiion them young and healthy again and laughing. They're sitting under an awning on a sunny day feeling a warm breeze next to a picnic table laid out with artichokes, black olives, bracciole, spaghetti, warm Italian bread, cold beers and red wine. They haven't forgotten us but they're enjoying the everlasting minute. They deserve it.