Anthony S. "Tony" DiPietro
HAVERHILL: Anthony S. "Tony" DiPietro, 90, passed away on March 9, 2015 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House. He was the husband of the late May (McCoy) DiPietro to whom he was married for 63 years..
Born in Lawrence, MA on August 16, 1924, Tony was the son of the late Dominic and Viola (Delmonico) DiPietro.
Tony graduated from Lawrence High School and continued his education at the Boston Institute of Art. During the war he served in England as a medic with Battery C 398th Antiaircraft Artillery (AW) BN. It was during this period that he met, and married, May McCoy prior to his departure for France and Germany with the 3rd Army stationed in Nuremberg for the War Trials.
Tony worked as a graphic artist for Sylvania for 18years. He then formed his own business, Phase 4 Concepts, which continued for many years before joining CFR Industries in Haverhill.
He was a member of Saggehew Lodge A.F. & A. M. He and his wife enjoyed travelling to England, The Hamptons and Niagara Falls. He will be remembered by many for his magnificent singing voice. Tony was called upon by many to inspirationally enrich their lives as he sang at innumerable weddings and funerals. For years his voice could be heard as part of a church ministry at Hampton Beach.
Tony is survived by his granddaughter Karen McNamara and her husband Shaun of Haverhill; great grandchildren, Jeffrey, Brittany, Erika, Brandon, Trinity, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the ate Alfred DiPietro, Frank DiPietro, Emma Palumbo, Julia DiPietro and Jennie Vallerio.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial service on Friday, March 13th, at 5:15 p.m., at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill. Calling hours will precede the service from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. Members of Saggehew Lodge will conduct a service at 5:00 p.m. Donations in Tony's memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.