The Obit For Anthony Greco

Anthony F. Greco

Published in Star-Ledger from September 28 to September 29, 2011

Anthony F. Greco, 83, of Nutley, N.J., died peacefully on Monday, Sept, 26, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

The funeral will be from the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, swbrownandson.com, 267 Centre St., Nutley, on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, Nutley, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by entombment at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield, N.J.

Visiting will be at the funeral home on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Born in Belleville, N.J., Mr. Greco moved in Nutley in 1957. From 1962 to 2002, he was a partner with his brothers, Benjamin and Ralph, in Greco Brothers Construction, whose local projects include the construction of Nutley Park ShopRite and Holy Family Church, and additions to the church rectory and school, as well as additions to Nutley High School and the Nutley Municipal Building.

Mr. Greco was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen's Union Local No. 4 for 63 years.

An accomplished athlete, Anthony was a catcher for the 1946 All State First Team. While serving in the Army, stationed at Fort Monmouth, N.J., he caught for the legendary pitcher Whitey Ford. He played with the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

Anthony was a founder of Nutley Midget Football in 1958 and coached over 40 years. He also coached for Nutley National Little League and was inducted into the Belleville High School Hall of Fame. He was a charter member of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Knights of Columbus, Nutley; a member of the Italian Fiorente Club of Belleville and the Third Half Club of Nutley, and a former member of the Nutley Zoning Board.

He was predeceased by his parents, Gaetano and Antoinette (Rocco) Greco; his brothers, Patrick, Peter, Thomas, Benjamin and Ralph, and his sister, Anna Riefolo.

Mr. Greco is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Viola (Sasso) Greco; his children, Carol Greco Marquez, Valerie G. Martin and her husband, Maurice, Anthony Richard Greco Sr. and his wife, Michele, Donna Greco Wexler and her husband, Bill, and his grandchildren, Amanda C. Marquez, Joseph Martin, Paula Greco, Jessica LaPorte, Jeffrey Martin, Anthony R. Greco Jr. and James LaPorte. He also leaves his sister, Mildred Evers, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, or Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, 33 Bleeker St., Millburn, N.J. 07041.