February 21, 1933 ~ January 25, 2021

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece , NY


Greece: Monday, January 25, 2021 at age 87. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Phyllis; son-in-law, Mark Byrne; sister-in-law, Maryann Genova. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Jean; his children, Thomas, Phyllis Byrne, James (Phyllis), Mark (Michele); grandchildren, Collin (Amanda), Sarah (Brian), Taylor, Jeremy, Anthony, Jimmy, Jonathan (Lisa). Michael (Allie), Jordan, Gabrielle; great-grandchildren, Vinny and Ellie; brother-in-law, Joseph Genova; niece, Susie (Jay); nephew, Peter (Tracey); many dear friends. The family wishes to thank Lifetime Care Hospice and the 4400 unit, including the entire staff at Unity Hospital for the great care of Anthony. He was a devoted husband, loving father and avid fisherman. Nothing meant more to Anthony than his wife and family.


Friends may call Thursday (Jan 28th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (Jan 29th) 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, Greece. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in his memory.


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  1. Mark, Michelle, Gabby & Jordan,
    We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Please know we are here for you and truly are very sorry.

    Jim, Chris & Matthew Fiorino

  2. Jean and family- I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Tony at CES for years at Rochester Telephone. He was a great man with a great laugh! I know he will be missed.
    God bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  3. Our thoughts and many prayers are there with you. May God Bless all and have Mr. DePetres Rest in Peace as he watches over you while partying with Mark in Heaven😘

  4. Jean, and Family, So sorry to heard about Tony’s passing! As you know we have been friends for many years. Tony and I worked together many years at Rochester Tel. and later Frontier Comm.
    We had some challenging jobs but they were done and some rewarded for the excellent way they
    were completed. Our God has him in his hands and will Bless him forever!

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