Anthony S. Loiacono, 89, of Phillipsburg, NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, January 7th, 2023.
He was the loving husband of Palma (Dolly) Loiacono for 66 years. Born April 21st, 1933, in Phillipsburg, Tony was the son of the late Stefano and Archangela (Campione) Loiacono.
Tony was a contractor for most of his life, specializing in masonry and master carpentry. His fingerprints are on many homes and businesses in the area, including the lifelong home he built for his family with his father and brothers in 1964. He was an active parishioner of St. Philip & St. James where he was an usher for over 50 years and was a volunteer for worthy causes such as Meals for Wheels and Catholic Charities. Tony was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Navy and was a member of the John Dolak American Legion. When not volunteering, Tony could usually be found watching his beloved Yankees. He was the best husband, father and grandfather anyone could ask for.
He is survived by his wife Dolly, daughters Antoinette (Greg) Martin, Stephanie (Jerry) Hallman and Pamela (Keith) Pensabene. His grandchildren are Carissa (Chad), Tyler Anthony, Brett, Karli, and Connor. His great grandson is Caden Anthony. Also survived by sisters-in-law Angie and Nancy Loiacono and brother-in-law Gabe and wife Lucy Simonetta as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Elizabeth and Betty and brothers Joseph, Carmen, Leo and Charlie.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Philip & James Catholic, 430 S. Main St. Phillipsburg, NJ 08865. The entombment will be at the Holy Apostles Mausoleum in Greenwich Township, NJ. There are no calling hours. The Finegan Funeral Home in Phillipsburg is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.