Anthony S. ‘Tony’ DiPietro, 90, World War II Veteran

Anthony S. “Tony” DiPietro, 90, passed away March 9 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House. He was the husband of the late May (McCoy) DiPietro to whom he was married 63 years.

Born in Lawrence, Aug.16, 1924, DiPietro was the son of the late Dominic and Viola (Delmonico) DiPietro.

He graduated from Lawrence High School and continued his education at the Boston Institute of Art. During the war he served in England as a medic with Battery C 398th Antiaircraft Artillery (AW) BN. It was during this period that he met, and married, May McCoy prior to his departure for France and Germany with the 3rd Army stationed in Nuremberg for the War Trials.

DiPietro worked as a graphic artist for Sylvania for 18 years. He then formed his own business, Phase 4 Concepts, which continued for many years before joining CFR Industries in Haverhill.

He was a member of Saggehew Lodge A.F. & A. M. He and his wife enjoyed travelling to England, The Hamptons and Niagara Falls. He will be remembered by many for his magnificent singing voice. DiPietro was called upon by many to inspirationally enrich their lives as he sang at innumerable weddings and funerals. For years his voice could be heard as part of a church ministry at Hampton Beach.

He is survived by his granddaughter Karen McNamara and her husband Shaun of Haverhill; great grandchildren, Jeffrey, Brittany, Erika, Brandon and Trinity; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Alfred DiPietro, Frank DiPietro, Emma Palumbo, Julia DiPietro and Jennie Vallerio.

Relatives and friends may attend a memorial service Friday, March 13, at 5:15 p.m., at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill. Calling hours will precede the service from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Members of Saggehew Lodge will conduct a service at 5. Donations in DiPietro’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.