Anthony “Tony” Zanghi

December 31, 1969  - 
January 22, 2018

Anthony J. “Tony” Zanghi of Scranton, died Monday in Geisinger CMC ER after being suddenly stricken ill while serving as an acolyte during Mass. His wife is M. Janet Serrian Zanghi and the couple would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on April 22nd. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late Antonio R. and Alice Zanghi. After graduating from West Scranton High School, Tony was proud to serve our country as a United States Marine and was a Vietnam Era Veteran serving in the North Caribbean. After his retirement, he dedicated his love and time to his family and to his church. Tony was a proud member and acolyte of St. Lucy’s Church and its Holy Name Society.

He is also survived by one son, Anthony L., Scranton, two daughters, Dina Marie Zanghi, Scranton, Angel Maria Zanghi, Old Forge, five grandchildren, Angelina, Alyssa, Charles, Anthony and Benjamin. A daughter in law, Alicia Zanghi and son in law, Artie Brooks, Scranton. A sister, Sandra and husband Kenneth Drake, Scranton, niece and Goddaughter, Lisa Marie and Sammy Diana, great nephew Salvatore, Jessup, a nephew, Kenneth Drake, Scranton, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Tony was also predeceased by his sister, Barbara Burke and a son in law, Charles “Chip” Miller. Tony was a “Old Fashioned Italian” with strong morals and had an extraordinary devotion of love for his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends. A true gentleman in every sense of the word, whose kindness would lend itself naturally to do anything for anyone, and ask for nothing in return. Tony lived a simple life that was self-sacrificing. He successfully raised his children to have a strong faith, tireless work ethic, independence, respect, and a desire to be kind and helpful to others. He would often remind his children to “never forget where you came from” and encouraged them to live a happy and humble life. Watching his grandchildren mimic the character traits instilled in his children made him a very proud Papa and Daddy. He will be greatly missed by many, but never forgotten. Family and Friends may offer condolences on Saturday from 10:30 am in St. Lucy’s Church before a celebrated Mass at 11:30 am in St. Lucy’s Church by the Rev. Sam J. Ferretti, Pastor. In lieu of flowers, a monetary donation can be made in Tony’s memory to St. Lucy’s Church, 949 Scranton Street, West Scranton, 18504. Military Honors will be accorded after Mass. Arrangements by the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, West Scranton.

Burial Date: January 27, 2018

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