Anthony Scacco, 94, a lifelong resident of Johnston, RI passed away on Wednesday, March 17th at Cherry Hill Nursing Home after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Nazzareno and Jennie (Russo) Scacco. He graduated from Central High School in 1944. He enjoyed being a mechanical engineer while being employed at Leesona, Browne and Sharpe, Electric Boat and Bostich. Anthony was also a tool maker for Kenney Manufacturing and worked diligently owning his own machine shop. His motto was “If a job has once begun never leave it until it is done; should the task be great or small do it well or not at all.”
His dear wife, Joy (DiBiasio) Scacco of seventy years, entered heaven last fall and his cherished son, Anthony Robert, passed away in February. He was the twin brother of the late Vincent Scacco. He leaves behind his beloved son, James and wife Diane of Scituate and his adoring grandchildren James Jr. and Anna Joy. He is survived by his sister, Betty White, sister in laws Eileen Kennedy, Alice DiBiasio, Terri DiBiasio, and brother in law of Louis Masucci along with several nieces and nephews. He was happy to have a dear friend, Raymond Muccino and a lovely cousin Gladys Nardone whom he spoke to daily.
Anthony loved the New York Yankees - watching and listening to almost every game, camping, spending time with his grandchildren, helping Jim and Diane with endless house projects, singing at morning Mass at Saint Rocco’s Church and raising chickens. A special thank you to his angel caregiver friends, Virginia Dube and Becky Berrigan. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to Meals on Wheels, RI, 70 Bath Street, Providence, RI 02908.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 26th at 11 a.m. at St. Rocco Church, Johnston. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery. VISITATION Thursday, March 25th from 6-8 p.m. at “WOODLAWN” Funeral Home 600 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Please share memories and condolences at WoodlawnGattone.com
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