Sgt. Anthony P Sylvestro was assigned to the 459th BG 756th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Radio Operator.
Anthony P. Sylvestro, 81, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2007 in Fairfield, CT. Born in Worcester, MA, Tony was the son of the late Michael and Lucia (Zampella) Sylvestro. He graduated from North High School just before entering the Air Force as a radio operator on a B-24. Tony served in Italy and flew many bombing missions over the critical Brenner Pass connecting Italy and Austria.
Tony married Jeanne Taylor in 1947 and, after graduating from the New England School of Accounting, was employed by the nascent Allied Metal Products (now Allied Machine Products Corp.) as a purchasing agent. He retired in 2003, after more than fifty-five years of loyal service.
Tony was an avid athlete, playing both semi-pro football and softball in Worcester as a young man. He was an umpire and a founding coach of the Joe Schwartz Little League. As a member of the Greenhill Country Club, Tony regularly golfed with his many friends there. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the East Side American Legion Post. He was a long time member of Our Lady Of Mt Carmel-St Ann Church.
A doting and dedicated father and grandfather, Tony took great joy in attending his sons' and grandchildren's athletic and performance events. He is predeceased by his parents and his older brothers Philip and Jack. Tony is survived by his devoted and loving sister Carmella, now of Southbury, CT, life-long friend Jeanne now of Weston, CT, his sons Stephen of Fairfield, CT and David of Easton, niece Peggy Willard and Jackie Sylvestro (both of Miami, FL), and four grandchildren Christopher and Trevor, both of Fairfield, and Tucker of Somerville, MA and granddaughter Casey of Easton CT.
Anthony's funeral will be held Thursday from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Our Lady Of Mt Carmel-St Ann Church, 24 Mulberry St. A calling hour will be held from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM in the funeral home prior to leaving for Church. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, P.O Box 6003 Albert, Lea MN. 56007-6603.