Beverly — Anthony J. Miglionico, Sr., 90, of Beverly, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012, surrounded by his family, following a lengthy illness. He was the loving husband of Queena S. (Baccari) Miglionico, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Tony was born in Burlington, Vermont, and was the son of the late Nicholas and Theresa (Campenelli) Miglionico.
A proud veteran of World War II, Tony enlisted in the United States Army in October of 1942 and proudly served his country in Normandy, Northern France and central Europe, attaining the rank of Technician 5th Grade prior to his honorable discharge in October 1945. Tony was employed as a truck driver for more than 25 years. Tony grew up in Worcester and lived in Magnolia and Salem, Mass., Seabrook, N.H. and Florida before coming back to Massachusetts in 1999.
Tony was involved in many activities over the years, scuba diving off Gloucester, Big Band dancing with his wife, camping with his family in New Hampshire, bowling and golf in Florida and traveling throughout the United States. He was also very proud of his children and was involved in their many activities especially the Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post 1524 of Salem, a member of the American Legion Herman A. Spear Post 331, Beverly, Knights of Columbus Veragua Council #76 and the Loyal Order of Moose of Salem.
Surviving him, in addition to his wife, are two sons, James Miglionico of Georgia, Anthony Miglionico, Jr. and his wife, Rene’ of Chelmsford; two daughters, Lillian Gallant and her husband Gene of Peabody, Elizabeth Louf of Peabody, a brother Donald Miglionico of Worcester; three sisters, Beatrice Connors of Worcester, Genevieve Haynes of Falmouth, Elaine Dyer of Amesbury; ten grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was also the grandfather of the late Robbie Miglionico and brother of the late Thomas and George Miglionico, Mary Mangini and Phyllis Gustaldo, as well as his life-long army buddy and friend Joseph Adornetto.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held in the David H. Gonet Funeral Home, 22 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, on Wednesday from 4 – 8 p.m. A graveside service with military honors will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, North Street, Salem, on Thursday at 11 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to meet at the main entrance to the cemetery at 10:45 am. To leave a condolence, please visit www.gonetfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in honor of Tony to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. Parking is available in the church parking lot across the street from the funeral home.