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RICHFIELD SPRINGS - Anthony Guidicipietro, 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, Aug. 23, 2017, at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown. He had the comfort of his loving family at his side.
He was born on March 22, 1924, in Brooklyn, son of the late Michael and Marie Rechia Guidicipietro.
He was raised and educated in Brooklyn.
He enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. He was honorably discharged on July 12, 1946, attaining the rank of Seaman First Class.
In 1948, he met the love of his life, Anna A. Guarino. Married on June 4, 1950, they shared a loving and devoted union of 67 years.
For more than 20 years, he worked as a truck driver in Brooklyn for Silver Star Ravioli Products, retiring in 1986. It was then they moved from Brooklyn to Monticello, then Delhi and to Richfield Springs in 2005. Anthony was always a hard-working, proud man, who would do anything for his family. He will be remembered as a friendly, outgoing person who truly enjoyed people. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and family especially his beloved grandchildren and cherished great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his devoted wife, Anna; one son, Michael Guidicipietro and his wife, Christina of Hortonville; two daughters, Cynthia Anne Bertolotti and her husband, John of Columbia, Maryland, Carmela Chiodo and her husband, Frank of Richfield Springs; grandchildren, Michelle (Eugene), Anthony, Christy (Danny), Louis Anthony (Haley), Francesco Nicholas and Brad Joseph; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 11 siblings; and a granddaughter, Annmarie Dora Chiodo.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday at St. Joseph the Worker RC Church, Richfield Springs, with Father Silvaster Sarihadula, Pastor, officiating. Interment, with military honors, provided by the United States Navy, will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Richfield Springs.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday at the J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James St., Richfield Springs.
Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the Albany VA Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published on August 24, 2017
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