Anthony, known as Tony, Andy and B.O., is the son of Tomaso and Addolorata Massarella Pellicci. I'll add more info later.
The attached photo (at bottom of page) was too large to fit in this format. It appeared in a NY newspaper at Christmas time when dad was eight years old. He is in the center with the cap on his head.
Dad with his grandmother Concetta and Aunt Columba.
Dad with his Uncle Ralph after his one and only
trip fishing. He got seasick.
He's standing in front of his first car.
Nana, Dad and Jerry the dog.
Aunt Marie's High School graduation and
Dad's graduation from eighth grade.
Dad posing with his 1929 Pontiac Oakland.
He and Marty Laurella pooled their money to purchase
it for fifty dollars.
(Our Marty was named after Marty Laurella)
Dad with Aunt Columba and Nana.
The car was his pride and joy according to Aunt Marie.
(The three houses in the background all belong to people from Settefrati.)
COLUMBIA - Anthony Thomas Pellicci, 79, of Columbia, died at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Tony was born November 8, 1929, in New York City, the son of Tomaso Antonio and Addolorata Massarella Pellicci.
Tony graduated from Newtown High School in Queens, NY, in 1948. He was then drafted into the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War, 200th Infantry Division.
Tony first came to South Carolina in 1951 where he completed basic training at Fort Jackson. After returning from the war, he came back to South Carolina in 1953 where he started his family and his successful career. A natural born salesman and entrepreneur, he worked for many years with Pitney Bowes, and was recognized as one of the company’s top national salesmen. In 1975, he became a restaurant owner, opening several Western Sizzlin’ steakhouses. He closed out his career working as a men’s clothier for Parisian’s.
Tony was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Columbia.
Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Barbara Foxworth Pellicci, of the home; sons Joseph (Anita) Pellicci of Columbia, Martin (Allison) Pellicci of Hilton Head Island; and Bryan Orr of Greeneville, TN; daughters, Cynthia (Jim) May of Beaufort, Robin (Arthur) Moore of Nashville, TN; and Laural (Edward) McManus of Atlanta, GA; sister Marie (George) Treu of El Paso, Texas; grandchildren, Whitney and Joel Pellicci; Mallerie, Ben and Anna Pellicci; Joseph, Preston, and Blake May; John and Dylan Moore; Brooke Orr; Maxim McManus.
A Memorial Mass for Tony is scheduled for Saturday, April 4 at 10 a.m. at St. John Neumann Church on Polo Road. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials be made to the American Cancer Society , Pediatric Research.