Anthony F. Magalisi
unknown - April 14, 2012
Anthony F. Malagisi, 88, of Syracuse, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at home. Born in Minturno, Italy on Monday, February 25, 1924, he was the son of Anthony Malagisi and Maria Paparella Malagisi. He moved to Syracuse in 1929.
Tony was a 1942 graduate of Vocational High School and an Army veteran of World War II. He retired after more than 30 years with Union 519 and then worked 13 years at Wal-Mart. A communicant of Most Holy Rosary Church, he enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting.
Tony loved being with his family, especially his grandchildren, for he was able to do with them all of the things he did with his own children and his grandchildren, who in turn, loved spending every minute with their grandpa. His generosity never wavered nor did his love for the people in his life. He gave so much of himself to other people and the word “no” never existed in his vocabulary. He lived his life with a smile, always wanting to help others.
Always quick to make a friend and offer a helping hand, Tony got along well with everyone. There was no project too big or too small for him to handle. He was a strong man and had no fear.
Tony was always teaching-teaching how to fish, teaching how to garden, teaching how to take pictures, and teaching how to mud and tape a wall. His teachings did have a serious side to them. They were about life and how he thought it was important that you should live it the right way and do the right things. He was not afraid to stand up for others. In fact, he was very protective of his loved ones, no one more than his wife, Frances. Tony loved her and treated her well. He always lived by example.
One with a unique sense of humor, Tony was often joking with others, even in his final days.
Tony was predeceased by his son, Donald J. Malagisi.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Frances Hnatko; daughters and son-in-law, Anne Malagisi of Tampa, Florida and Carol and David Barletta of Syracuse; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Jill Malagisi of Manlius; sister, Theresa Stagnitta of Baldwinsville; seven grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20 in Most Holy Rosary Church with Rev. Fred Mannara officiating. Tony was laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Most Holy Rosary School, 1031 Bellevue Ave., Syracuse, NY 13207.
Please view the Malagisi Family Video Tribute and share condolences at BuranichFuneralHome.com.
Condolences are being received online.
Services for Anthony F. Magalisi
- April 19, 2012
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Viewing: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- April 20, 2012
- Funeral: 10 a.m.