Anthony R Scafidi
6 January, 1939 – 13 March, 2020
Anthony (Tony) Scafidi, 81, of Northborough, MA died March 13’th at Beaumont Skilled Nursing Facility in Northborough, with his loving family surrounding him, after a long period of declining health since suffering a stroke 14 years ago.
Tony was the 14’th of 18 children born to Salvatore and Jennie (Camuti) Scafidi, both from Sicily, Italy, and he grew up in Waltham. He was the husband of Sandra Collura Scafidi for 56 years. They started their married life in Waltham, where Sandra was also born and raised. They then moved to Sudbury with their four sons, where they resided for 32 years, before moving to their residence in Northborough.
For over 40 years, Tony spent his entire professional career in the electronics industry. Valued as an expert in his business, many prominent companies (all in Massachusetts) used him in management positions. Some of the prominent companies were Raytheon, DeMambro Electronics, Vantage Components, Diplomat Electronics, and his last position was as division manager at Bell Microproducts in Woburn. Tony proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corps for 3 years.
In 1956, Tony and his Waltham Prep League team of 16 and 17-year-olds traveled from Waltham to Pennsylvania where the young men captured the National Title. Tony was named the MVP of the series. He was a passionate sports fan, especially the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. As the father of four sons, Tony was actively involved in coaching football and baseball at all levels and served on the board of directors for both Sudbury Pop Warner football and Sudbury Little League and served as president of Sudbury Little League for many years, Tony also worked at the Lincoln-Sudbury football games as a line official. Surprisingly, Tony was a certified baseball umpire, working little league games, middle school games, and high school baseball games. Tony, with a reputation for being thrown out of several games his sons were involved in, knew what it was like to be on both sides of the fence.
Tony was the father of Anthony (Tony) Scafidi (Laurie Desmond) of Litchfield, NH, Edward (Ted) Scafidi (Kim Porcello) of Roslindale, Andrew (Andy) Scafidi (Julie Buxton) of Concord, and Matthew (Matt) Scafidi (Alicia Radl) of Westwood. He was the beloved Papa of Lexie, Sophie, Jake, Francesca, Maddie, Nico, Cole, Ryan, Liliana, Iyla, and Maci; brother of Jeannette Scafidi of Waltham and Bernard Scafidi (Pat Jasset) of Westminster; brother-in-law of Robert Collura of Florida, Michael Collura (Deborah Durgin) of North Andover, and Linda Collura of Waltham.
Along with his parents, many siblings predeceased him: Demi Marmonti, Connie Ferro, Josephine Collura, Salvatore, James, Carlo, Ernest, Al, Richard, Robert, Raymond, Leonard, baby Alfred, Phillip and Marie Scafidi. Tony also leaves behind many special nieces and nephews.
Services will be announced at a later date. Please check our website for updates.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Sudbury For Wounded Warriors at www.sww.us
Anthony R Scafidi
6 April 2020
Sorry to hear of Tony's passing. We had so many good times playing sports in high school, especially winning the Pioneer League Championship in 1954. Tony was also an usher at our wedding in 1959.
He was a great guy, and we're sure he will be terribly missed by his family and friends.
May many happy memories help you through this sad time.
Marge & Jim Confrey
Gerry and Bud Chiasson
6 April 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Sandy, her children, grandchildren and the entire Scafidi family. Don’t know if you remember us Sandy, but Bud and I worked with you at Lincoln Stores!! I also have known the entire Scafidi family all my life because my uncle was a Scafidi and my sister and Jeannette are good friends. Tony was a special guy. As a teenager I would see him at Bike Park, at Prep League games and around Waltham. Always a smile on his face and for me, a warm hug. He will be sorely missed.
Sandy, although we have not been in touch for many years, we want you to know we send our most sincere condolences to you and your family.
Love, Gerry and Bud
Mary Hawes Mahoney
5 April 2020
To the Scafidi Family,
I watched you boys grow up and watched Tony, your dad, cheer you on from the sidelines. I miss the bleachers at Lincoln-Sudbury and sitting with Sandy, your mother, if she wasn't on the field taking photographs, and cheering with your dad until we were all hoarse, especially at the Massachusetts high school Super Bowl.
Tony was a lovely man. Kind. Sweet. Smart. He will be missed by those who knew him.
28 March 2020
Thinking of you all with love and sympathy. I have so many fond memories of the happy times Jim and I shared with all of you. Treasured memories. Love to all.
27 March 2020
To the Scafidi family,
I will keep your family in my prayers. I remember your father was very involved in Sudbury baseball and I had a lot of fun times playing on Matt's baseball teams. Sorry for your loss.
26 March 2020
Tony was good friend and a great baseball player. Flawless shortstop. We will miss you.
22 March 2020
I just want to add another photo of Tony with the 1956 Prep team
21 March 2020
Sandy and family, I send my sympathy and condolence to you. I knew your family until we moved to Colorado in 1984 and I have old, sweet memories of our many years in Sudbury. I recall our neighborhood, Horse Pond Road school, of course the folk masses at church with Sandy on guitar (we produced good music that I wish I could find today) and my husband writing a letter for young Tony to go to Miami Of Ohio (Tom was a graduate) if he so chose.
Nice memories mostly of the family ...seems like Tony and everyone was so active and busy!
Sandy I am sorry for your loss. I lost my beloved Tom18 months ago after pulmonary fibrosis wore him down. We moved to Pinehurst,NC 7 1/2 years ago and now I live alone. My daughters and their husbands each have 2 daughters and live in Michigan (Amy) , Philadelphia (Julie), and New York City (Susan). Your young Tony was in Sue’s class at Lincoln-Sudbury.
I hope you are taking comfort knowing Tony is in a better place. I send hugs and love to you.
15 Scioto Lane
Pinehurst, NC 28374
21 March 2020
I got to meet Tony "senior" around the time my sister Laurie married Tony (we NEVER call you junior :-) I will always remember his lovely smile and dry sense of humor which we all still get to enjoy on full display any time the boys are together. That DNA lives on in my dear nieces and nephew - Lexie, Sophie and Jake. That and the amazing thousand-watt Scafidi smile. You passed on so much good Mr. Scafidi. I will miss all the big family gatherings with you there that I got to share in from time to time. My love and hugs to all of you Scafidis, but especially to you Sandi, Tony, Ted, Andy and Matt, and of course to all the ladies - My sister Laurie, Kim, Julie and Alicia and ALL of your beautiful kids. Real hugs soon.
20 March 2020
I wish to pass on my condolences to the Scafidi family. The Scafidi's were a vital part of the neighborhood that I grew up in. Though I have lost touch with the family as I've grown older it made me very sad to read of Mr. Scafidi's passing. I have some great memories of Little League games with Mr. Scafidi and competing against his and playing baseball with his oldest son, Tony Jr. RIP Mr. Scafidi.
Antoinette (Toni) Bennett Doyle
20 March 2020
Tony was one of the most amazing men I had ever met. As his God daughter my only regret is that we did not live closer. Sandi, Tony, Ted, Andy and Matt, I pray comfort for all of you and your families. My memories of Tony will always make me smile. The memorial video was so beautiful and from it I know the hole in your heart isn't small. I promise one day those memories will turn from tears to laughter as you remember the fondness and character of him.
19 March 2020
The Marobella family sends sincere condolences. We will always remember the baseball games and hot dog truck and how our families worked together. We had a wonderful time, but worked hard. Tony worked the hardest and always had a smile on his face. RIP Tony.
17 March 2020
Sounds like a great man! i love that he had, “a reputation for being thrown out of several games his sons were involved in”. My kinda guy. Sorry for your/our loss.
17 March 2020
“It is not about the duration of your life, but more about the donation of your life.”
We want to thank the Scafidi family for the extended love you have shared with our son Corey over the many years and it is all wrapped up to send back your way for such a time as this. Sincerest condolences from the Williams’
James, Beverly, Kacy, Corey