Anthony Aquilino passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. He was 93. Anthony was born on May 5, 1926, in Bedford, New York, the eighth of thirteen children. He attended Bedford schools and upon completion, enlisted in the US Army at age 18, serving from 1944 to 1946 in World War II. He worked for many years for the US Postal Service and the Bank of New York. He was also a volunteer fire fighter in Bedford. He married Catherine Trapasso on May 31, 1953. She predeceased him on May 23, 2013 after nearly 60 years of marriage. Tony is survived by his daughters Theresa McKeown-O’Brien (Jim) and Andrea Sledzinski (Joseph) and by his son Anthony (Mary). He leaves behind ten grandchildren-Jamie McKeown, Anthony Aquilino(Lisa), William McKeown(Mary), Christopher Aquilino (Madolyn), Andrew McKeown, Ashley DeMello (Lou), Megan Foreman (Danny), Justin Sledzinski, Matthew McKeown, and Joseph Sledzinski-and two great granchiildren-Isabella and Sid. He is also survived by three siblings-Nancy Duff, Joseph Aquilino , and Angie Aquilino.
Tony was a kind and generous person who was loved by many and who rarely had an unkind word to say about anyone. He was well read and loved to learn. In his late eighties, he purchased a computer and learned how to send emails and order from Amazon! Tony loved his family greatly and was a longtime fan of the New York Mets.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 15th from 2 to 6pm at
Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, 418 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 16th at 10am at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 170 Bradhurst Avenue, Hawthorne, NY.
Interment to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Association.