Peabody, MA — Mr. Anthony L. “Tony” Duskey, 75, of Brooksby Village Peabody, formerly of Middleton, died Sunday evening, April 21, 2013, at his home.
Born in Smithfield, R.I., he was the proud son of the late Ida (Cardarelli) Duskey and Anthony John Duskey. He was raised and educated in Woonsocket, R.I., and graduated from Tufts University, Class of 1961. He is the brother of William R. Duskey of Medford and has many cousins in Rhode Island, as well as Karen and Ruth Koprowski of Southbridge, Mass.
Mr. Duskey was a graduate of Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He was a graduate of the General Electric Apprentice Program as a machinist and toolmaker where he also earned an Associate of Science degree from Tufts University.
He spent his entire 33-year professional career in various engineering and managerial positions at the General Electric Aircraft Engines in Lynn, Mass.
Mr. Duskey was active in community affairs. He served on the Town of Middleton Board of Appeals, as well as the Council on Aging where he was chairman from 1989 to 1990.
He was a member of the Middleton Historical Society and past vice president of the Smithfield, R.I., Historical Society. He was instrumental in establishing the Middleton Hard Times Partnership Fund in conjunction with the Municipal Electric Department. The Anthony L. Duskey Memorial Scholarship in engineering was established in 1993 and granted annually to a graduate of Woonsocket High School. This scholarship is now granted annually to graduates from Woonsocket High School, Smithfield High School and residents of the Town of Middleton and will continue on through his generosity.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers, Thursday at noon. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service from 10 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Tony’s name to the Salvation Army, 147 Berkley St., Boston, MA, 02116. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.