Danvers — Antonio Thomas “Tony” Mastrorocco, Jr., 90, died Wednesday morning, January 30, 2013, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House following a lengthy illness, through which he was lovingly cared for at home. He was the husband of Mary (DeCotis) Mastrorocco, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.
Born in Derry, PA, on Oct. 13, 1922, he was the son of the late Antonio and Mary (Scongiofurno) Mastrorocco. He was raised and educated in Derry and was a graduate of Derry Borough High School, Class of 1940. A decorated veteran of WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy on the Pacific front.
Tony came to the North Shore after the war and he met his wife, Mary, and settled in Danvers, where he resided for 67 years.
For many years, he was employed by Temco Corp. in Danvers.
A communicant of St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, he was a member of the Vittori-Rocci Post and the ICC in Beverly, where he enjoyed playing cards and having coffee each morning with his friends. He also enjoyed gardening. Although he had no children of his own, he was “Uncle Tony” to many.
He is survived by his sisters and brother, Louise Steffani, Teresa Lazarchit, Anna-Grace Mosso and her husband Paul, and Joseph Mastrorocco and his wife Jean, many nieces and nephews including Bob Tomaselli and his wife Nancie of Danvers, Maureen Tomaselli of Danvers, Peter Tosi and his wife Ruth of Pennsylvania, Carmella (Tosi) Stitt and her husband Greg of Washington, Debra Zoullas of New York, Michael DeCotis and his wife Patti of Marblehead, and Don Mastrorocco and his wife Jean of Pennsylvania, and many great-nieces and -nephews, including Jonathan and Judd Tomaselli, to whom he was more like a grandfather.
ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at 11 AM in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours are prior to the funeral from 9-10:45 AM in C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. www.LyonsFuneral.com.