Anthony Savarese

Obituary of Anthony Savarese

Anthony (Tony) Savarese died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 10, 2021

He was one of 7 children. Anthony was born at "The House" on Washington Avenue in the Bronx on September 4, 1927 to Ciro and Victoria (Guerra) Savarese. He grew up in the Bronx, where he excelled academically at Theodore Roosevelt High School. Upon graduation, Anthony joined the United States Navy. He was a Radarman Third Class. He served his country upon the USS Falls River and the USS Springfield during WWII.

Anthony was a decorated member of the NYPD. He served 38 years with the NYPD. Upon his retirement, he was the longest serving Sergeant in the NYPD's history. He really enjoyed his job; appreciated the women and men who served alongside him and was honored to serve and protect the communities.

Anthony and Irene were married on May 16, 1959 at St. Rita's Church in the Bronx. They resided on Perry Avenue; until moving to West Nyack in July 1966.

Anthony was a devout Catholic/Parishoner of St. Anthony's Church, Nanuet since 1966. Anthony and Irene were active supporters of St. Anthony's Elementary School. He appreciated all the Dominican Sisters and lay teachers, who provided a wonderful academic and religious education for his 3 children.

Anthony embraced life to the fullest. He was a wonderfully devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He actively participated in many sports. As a softball pitcher, he played his last championship game at 65. He treasured all his family vacations to Florida, Wildwood Crest, Saint Maarten, and Aruba. His road trips will always be remembered fondly and with a good laugh. He was a dedicated fan of the New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins and Boxing. He always enjoyed a great meal with family and friends. A Hershey bar with nuts, a box of JuJy Fruits and an Italian meal and pastry were always welcomed. He was a lifelong player of Pinochle; starting with his father and brothers; then continuing with his "Pinochle Brothers". He was a long-time member of the Blauvelt Sons of Italy Lodge.

Anthony shall be remembered for his courage, strength, kindness, generosity, loyalty, "Golden Heart" and beautiful smile.

Anthony is survived by his loving wife Irene (61 years), dedicated and devoted children: Carrie Ann, Lisa Marie, and Anthony Jr. and "His Delinquent" Bailey "High Hopes". He is survived by his Brother in Law, Bill Dempsey and sister in law, Lorraine Onofrio. He is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He is predeceased by his much adored parents, brothers: Vincent(Rose), Charlie (Carol), Louie, Joseph; Sisters: Mary, Nellie (Al) and a brother in law, Emilio Onofrio. A special place in his heart for his 2 Godsons: Charles (I) and Dominick.

Anthony will be forever with the Angels, Always in our hearts.