Anthony L. “Tony” Cioffi

Anthony L. Cioffi passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at the Rutland (Vt.) Regional Medical Center.

Tony was born on April 5, 1937, in Rutland, the son of the late Dominic and Rose (Belfore) Cioffi.

Tony was a 1956 graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Rutland. Tony worked at Vermont Marble in Proctor, Vt., for 32 years, and then went to work at Carris Reels in Rutland. He was a longtime caretaker of the Evergreen Cemetery in Rutland and also had his own lawn-care business. Most recently Pep did the caretaker work at the Senior Center in Granville, N.Y. Those who knew Pep will remember him as a real “talker.” He always had time to chat. He will be remembered by patrons of Scotties, Stewart’s and the Pine Grove for making his “at least” once- a-day rounds to visit with his friends.

Pep always looked forward to the summer and going to various carnivals and fairs throughout the area. As the summer drew to a close he anticipated parking cars at the Rutland Fairgrounds, another great opportunity to catch up and chat with old friends. Tony was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 1122 in Rutland.

Survivors are his wife of 23 years, Dawn M. (Martelle) Cioffi. He and Dawn were married in the Proctor Union Church on Aug. 7, 1985. Tony is survived by his sons, Mark Cioffi of Rutland, and Kevin and Christopher “CJ” Dunbar, both of Wells, Vt.; and his daughters, Charlene Cioffi-Cheney of Rutland, Robin Chadburn of North Clarendon, Vt., Karen Sarnowski of Rutland and Laurie Martindale of Hampton, N.Y. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. In addition he is survived by a special cousin, Steve Canney of Rutland.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 20, at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, N.Y., with the Rev. Thomas Zelker presiding. Burial followed in the Wells Cemetery. Calling hours were held Saturday. A family gathering took place at Laurie Martindale’s home in Hampton following the burial.

The family would appreciate memorial contributions to be made to the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, N.Y. 12832 to help them with Tony’s final expenses or the Granville Rescue Squad, POB 153, Granville, N.Y. 12832.

 

Comments

comments

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

About Manchester Newspapers

View all posts by Manchester Newspapers

Classifieds 09/02/15

Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

Straw Poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

Naval Militia

By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

Earth science a challenge

By Christina Scanlon It takes a 65 on the Regents Exam to pass Earth Science, a course mandatory to get […]