YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Tony Messuri, 89, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday evening, Oct 17, 2012.
Tony was born Feb. 24, 1923, in Camigliano Caserta, Italy, the son of Domenico and Maria (Parisi) Messuri.
He grew up in Italy, where he owned and operated a motorcycle / bicycle shop. He also served in the Italian Army during World War II.
While living in Italy, he met his beloved wife, the former Rose Capezzuto. They were married in Italy on Oct. 14, 1948, and then moved to the Youngstown area to raise their family. They were married for over 57 years until her passing away on March 29, 2006.
Tony retired from Youngstown Sheet & Tube after 35 years, where he was a quality control inspector in the pipe cutting department. He was a member of St. Luke Church and the Napolitan Society.
. Tony truly enjoyed working in his garden and making his homemade wine which he loved sharing with his family and friends. Tony will always be remembered and loved by his family and friends for being generous and kind hearted.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories, three sons, Dominic (Susan) Messuri, Anthony Messuri, and Joseph (Phyllis) Messuri, all of Canfield, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Kristin, Joseph, Michael, Marie, Anthony, and Victoria.
In Italy he leaves two brothers, Gaetano Messuri and Pietro “Pasquale” Messuri; six nieces; and many cousins.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rosina Sabatiello; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Messuri.
Services will be at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home in Boardman, Ohio and 10 a.m. at St. Luke Church in Boardman
Family and friends may call today from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com
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