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Anthony Sumy

Anthony A. Sumy

Thursday, March 29th, 1934 - Friday, January 25th, 2019
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Mr. Anthony A. Sumy, 84, of 43 Wealthy Avenue, Pittsfield, passed away at Craneville Place of Dalton on January 25th.
He was born in Pittsfield, MA on March 29th, 1934, the son of Josephine and Anthony Sumy. After graduating from Pittsfield High School in 1951, he worked in the Professional Drug store until 1953 when he entered the army receiving basic training at Ft. Benning in Georgia. He served for three years during the Korean War and was honorably discharged with a rank of sergeant first class.
Upon returning home, he worked as a draftsman at General Electric. Later he became a computer programmer until retirement in 1993.
He also enjoyed music and was a professional musician playing keyboard, accordion, ukulele and singing vocals. In 1971, he was a member of the Castaways band and later joined the Chimes band until 1984. They played regularly at the former VFW on Linden Street, the Dalton American Legion and for many weddings and various functions.
Tony also enjoyed woodworking, amateur electronics, performing magic and especially computers.
Mr. Sumy is survived by his wife, the former Loretta Faussone, whom he married on September 1st, 1958 at Mount Carmel parish. He also leaves his children, Mark Sumy (and partner Wendy Hanson) of Pittsfield, David Sumy (and partner Angie Neoh) of Fredericksburg, VA., Joseph Sumy and Paul Sumy of Pittsfield; his granddaughters Morgan Sumy and Melinda Sumy, grandson Daniel Sumy, and great grandson Derek St. Pierre; many nieces and nephews and other family. His three brothers Stanley, John and Frank predeceased him. The family would like to thank Craneville Place for their heartfelt and attentive care during his time there.
FUNERAL NOTI CE: Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Donations in Tony’s memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Dementia Society of America in care of Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, 5 Elm Street, Pittsfield, MA. 01201 To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Aunt Lorrie and Boys... so sorry for your loss we will miss him always . Love Carol and Matt Saldo
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Lynn Eddy

Posted at 03:03pm
I worked with Tony at GE for several years. You could not ask for a better boss and friend. We had such good times going to lunch, setting up his equipment on Fridays so he could be ready for playing at the VFW. He was such a prankster when we used to go out at lunch and move his car at the supermarket so Loretta couldn't find it when she came out with the groceries. He was good at magic tricks but would never share how he did them. He was an excellent musician and singer. I will miss him immensely. To Loretta and the boys accept my sincere condolences. Lynn Eddy
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Gary Perugini

Posted at 11:55am
Loretta and family, I knew Tony for many years from the musician's union and he replaced me as the keyboard player for the Fifth Wheel which became Chimes when I left the band. He was a talented musician and a kind and gentle friend. I am saddened to hear of his passing. I pray for comfort for you and the family in the difficult days ahead. May your many fond memories of happy days soon replace the feelings of loss you now experience. I am honored and privileged to have known him and call him my friend. Gary Perugini Melbourne FL
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Gary taglieri

Posted at 03:26am
Words cannot express the loss that Karen and I felt upon hearing of the passing of Tony. Tony was a great patriot, an adoring husband, a loving father and quit simply one of the best persons I have ever known. The world was a better place while Tony was here and it will be a sadder place now that he has left us. I will always think of him as the young and vibrant man who came to call on my young, beautiful sister Loretta. For me he will always be here making us all laugh. Rest wrapped in the wings of Angels, brother. Gary and Karen Taglieri
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