Anthony T. Cornacchio
1924 – 2024
With great love and sadness, the family of Anthony T Cornacchio announce his passing on February 9, 2024. Born in New York on July 30, 1924, to the late Thomas and Rose (Celiberti) Cornacchio, he was raised and educated there. Anthony proudly served his country in the United States Army with the 559th Anti-Aircraft Battalion during World War II. He is a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge.
Anthony wed the love of his life Ginger Copersito in 1949, relocated to Springfield in 1963 and they became lifelong residents. Anthony was a government employee of the Railroad Retirement Board. He and Ginger were devout Catholics and active members of Holy Name Church. He volunteered for many Church activities including dinners at Holy Name Social Center and Bingo. Anthony was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Holy Name Men’s Club. He was a proud Italian American who loved everything about New York, especially the Yankees and sharing a good meal with his family.
Anthony was a devoted husband and father, always centering his love on those close to his heart. His greatest joy in his life was being with his family. Besides his parents, Anthony was predeceased by his beloved wife of 71 years Ginger, his brother Peter Cornacchio, and brother-in-law Richard Antonetti. Surviving Anthony are his loving daughters Rosemarie Lariviere and her husband Allen of Springfield, and Diane Kevane and her husband Patrick of Agawam. To carry on his legacy are his Grandchildren: Thomas Longo (Sarah), Melissa Manzi (Sal), Jennifer Longo, Sarah Longo, Lee Lariviere (Jordan), Patrick Kevane 111 (Zaida), Cheri Kevane (Jake), Gina Dowd (Stephen)and his Great Grandchildren: Andrew, Nicholas and Madeline Manzi, Eli Lariviere, Livia and Hayden Kevane, Finn and Archie Strange, and Cody Dowd. He will be greatly missed by his loving sister Gemma Antonetti and sister-in-law Rosemarie Cornacchio. He will be missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday February 15, 2024, from 10:30-12 pm at Agawam Funeral Home 184 Main Street, Agawam, Ma. A liturgy of Christian Burial will be at Holy Name Church 323 Dickinson Street Springfield, Ma. at 12:30pm.
Committal with full military honors will follow at 2pm at the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery in Agawam. For those wishing to remember Anthony in a special way the family suggests considering Shriners Hospital for Children 543 Carew Street Springfield, MA 01101 or the Wounded Warriors Project 370 7th Ave Suite1802 N.Y. N.Y.10001
Published by The Republican from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2024.