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Anthony Villani

September 17, 1927 — April 9, 2013

Anthony J. Villani passed away at the age of 85, on Tuesday, April 09, 2013. He was at home in Troy, NY with his wife of 58 years, June R. (Gluck) Villani at his side. Anthony was born on September 17, 1927 in Middletown, NY to his late parents Grace (Barletta) Villani and Michael Villani of Middletown, NY.

He is survived by his eldest son, Mark Villani of Syracuse, NY; his wife Regina and grandchildren Benjamin, Monique and Reece; His daughter Louann Villani of Averill Park, her husband Stuart Nippes and grandchildren Hannah and Noah Glanville; and youngest son Michael Villani of Bloomingdale, NY, his wife Robin and grandchildren Antonio, Lorenzo and Raechel. Of his siblings, he is survived by his Brother Alfred Villani and (deceased) wife Isabele of Canandaigua, NY and sister, Ann Ruggiero and husband John of Norwalk, CT; and predeceased sister, Isabelle Benjamin and husband Roy. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, grand and great grand nieces and nephews.

While attending Middletown High School, he was drafted during WW II to serve in the U.S. Army; was honorably discharged and returned home to finish his primary education. He was married to June R. Gluck in Monticello, NY on November 20, 1954. Starting his family in Monticello, he became a New York State Prison Guard in 1957 and served 30 years before retiring. He moved his family to Norwich, NY in 1973; where he and June purchased and operated Mr. Big’s Drive In until 1996.

Anthony and June loved to spend time with their family and friends and spent their retirement years traveling and visiting. Anthony was an avid hunter and fisherman, a devote Catholic he was 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and also served as a Grand Knight. He was a great role model to his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held from 3p.m. to 6:30p.m. on Friday April 12, 2013 at Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. 68 South Broad Street, Norwich, NY 13815. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at St. Bartholomew Church 73 East Main St. Norwich NY 13815. Burial will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery Covered Bridge Road Livingston Manor, NY 12758 on Sunday. A memorial service will be held in Troy, NY, at a later date.

Memorial Donations can be made to Albany Medical Center Cancer Unit, Albany Medical Center Foundation 43 New Scotland Avenue, MC 119 Albany, NY 12208 or The Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

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