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Anthony Fanelli
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Anthony Fanelli, 85, passed away on March 31, 2018, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Anthony was born in Utica, NY, on February 4, 1933, to Salvatore and Mary (Murro) Fanelli.

On July 10, 1954, Anthony married the love of his life, Marie Elizabeth King, who predeceased him in 2011. Anthony was the first in his family to obtain a college degree, and did so after completing 12 years of night school. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1966 with a BS in Physical Sciences.

Anthony worked as a physical scientist at RADC for 33 years, until his retirement in 1988. He was instrumental in the development of infrared and imaging technology that is still used today.

One of his favoite hobbies was identifying and picking wild mushrooms, and his vast knowledge of mycology was unprecedented for an amateur. He was also an accomplished photographer and loved to fish, hunt, golf, and cook. Anthony’s talent for making wine, pasta, and Italian sausage was legendary among his family and friends; and he will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his three children, Salvatore Anthony (Sue) Fanelli, of Stafford, VA, Mary Angela (Jim) Dove, of Coral Gables, FL, and Ann Marie (Todd) Soukup, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; a granddaughter, Staci (Trey) Love, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; three grandsons, Todd, Justin and Brandon Soukup; a brother, Paul (Lucy) Fanelli, of Rome, NY; and dear friends, Marie Testa and Peter Chambrone, also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Angeline Rosato, of Holiday, FL.

His funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from The Matt Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church/Blessed Sacrament Parish. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., corner of Mohawk St., Utica.

For directions to the funeral home, click the link above.
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"Oh no", I said upon reading the news on the Internet this Morning. "Bunny" was so good to me and my new family on George Pl. over forty years ago. We'll never forget her and Carmen's kindnesses, making us feel like part of the "family". Love and prayers, Steve Graham

Written by Steve Graham
2018-04-10 3:47:43 PM