OBITUARY

Fr. Anthony Serio

May 2, 1930July 26, 2018
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Anthony Serio, age 88, of BRONX, New York passed away on Thursday July 26, 2018. Anthony was born May 2, 1930.

A visitation for Anthony will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. A funeral mass st. clare of assisi will occur Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.JohnDormiAndSonsFuneralHome.com for the Serio family.

Father Anthony Serio was born May 2, 1930 in East Harlem, New York. He was one of fourteen children. He attended James Monroe High school in the Bronx. After graduating, he entered the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his military career, he worked at various jobs for about ten years and also attended St. Jerome's college in Canada where he studied Theology. It was after this period he decided to follow his vocation to become a priest. He completed his studies in Rome at Brazilian college, North American college, and Gregorian college. He was ordained a priest in St. Peters Basilica in Rome on December 21, 1967. He served in three parishes. St. Mary Magdalene, Our Lady Star of the Sea which were both in New Orleans Louisiana. He was Pastor of Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Westwego Louisiana until 2007 when he retired. He is survived by his three sisters Anna Serio, Flora Amato, from the Bronx and Marie Brescia from Florida. Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Funeral Mass St. Clare of Assisi Wednesday, August 1, 2018
REMEMBERING

Fr. Anthony Serio

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Tina Thibodeaux-Carpenter

August 1, 2018

Fr. Anthony
There are so many memories from OLPS, that I don't know where to begin. Thank you for instilling the love of my faith within in me. And because of you, Silent Night will always be my favorite Christmas song.

Holly (LeRouge) Eubanks

July 31, 2018

I feel blessed to have know Father Anthony. I attended OLPS as a child and have so many memories! My favorite is going to visit his Christmas tree each year. He was there for my baptism, first communion and confirmation. He touched so many lives and I am so very glad one of them was mine. Prayers for your loss and praise for the life he lead and his returning to our Father at the end of it.

Raymond Leduc,Sr.

July 31, 2018

To John Amato,
Regardless of the circumstances, the death of a family member is a time of much sadness and deep pain. My deepest condolences on the death of your uncle, Father Anthony Serio. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. You are in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.
Sending you many hugs, Raymond Leduc

P.S. Please extend my sympathy to the other members of the Serio family.

Gerriann Liberty

July 31, 2018

Thank you Father Anthony for the genuine kindness you showed to our daughters, husband and myself through our years at Our Lady Prompt Succor Catholic School. You always asked us if we were of Asian descent because of our eyes. lol I’ll never forget when you stopped me to introduce me to Archbishop Shulte and show him my eyes. lol These memories make me smile. You will always be remembered by our family with much fondness.
Rest In Peace with our Lord and Savior

Margaret Ann Cellucci

July 31, 2018

Dear Uncle Anthony,

It was December 1967. You were being ordained a priest in Rome. I wanted so badly to go but making the trip was not possible. You did marry me that June in front of the entire family. It was such a proud day for everyone but especially for me.

So many years have passed since then. You were passionate about your life. You loved music and books and the life you chose. Your stories were always interesting and funny. Many times they were memories of the family and always included your beloved Mama.

A fond memory was when we visited you in Metairie. You cooked for us. Crabs New Orleans style!. You loved New Orleans and all your parishioners.

I'm happy you are together with Grandma and Grandpa and all your siblings. Please kiss my Mother for me and tell her I miss her so much and think of her everyday. I know there is a big table in Heaven with you all there laughing like you always did. My love and gratitude for all the wonderful memories.

Love

Margaret Ann

Joanne Fish

July 31, 2018

I have known Fr. Anthony for about 35 years! What a good soul! In recent years I had the joy of cooking for him! He sure enjoyed good food! He was Italian through and through! After he ate dinner he would call me and tell me how much he enjoyed his dinner and how well it was seasoned and sometimes he would add that my cooking was the closest to his Mother’s cooking that he had ever tasted! To me that was the highest compliment! We were sad to see him move from Metairie back to New York, only because we would miss him! And miss him we did!!! Rest In Peace, Fr. Anthony!

Dana Dufrene

July 31, 2018

Thank You, Father Serio. May you rest in peace.

Dana Lynn Dufrene
OLPS Class of 1982

Urbin Rivet

July 30, 2018

Father Anthony you inspired me in so many ways,I can remenber when we would go and get pizza at the mall, the laughter and the fun we had Through you I meet so many good priest .Rita and I will never forget the joy that we had with you You were a special person and a holy priest.You were their for so many people .We knew you for so long even when you were at Star of Sea and we will never forget you Pray for us and Rest In Peace my friend

Gregory Ridgeway

July 30, 2018

Father Anthony changed my life forever he is the most amazing man and a Holy priest of God. Those of you who don’t know me my name is Gregory and I was blessed to be father‘s helper when he lived in Metairie before returning to New York.Even though I only knew father for what I would consider a short time,I was profoundly struck by his kindness and wonderful sense of humor.Father Anthony never met a stranger he always had a kind word and advice at the ready. My wife Karen suffered a Major stroke five years ago and father taught me to truly appreciate the tremendous gift God has given me in taking care of her.Often I would be at his home when he would receive a call from someone in crisis or making an appointment to stop over for confession,or a visit. Father never said no he always made time for everyone. I will never forget how he often spoke of his family and friends those who are with us and those who are with God.Father loved all of you and prayed for your intentions and well-being on a daily basis. Father often reminded me of the importance of attending Mass and offering the rosary daily.He would always say never let a day go past without heavenly conversation especially praying for others. I would ask everyone who reads this please continue to remember Father in your daily prayers I can assure you that he continues to remember all of you.Father Anthony Serio we love you 🙏🏻🕊❤️

JOHN AMATO

July 30, 2018

I have too many good memories of my uncle to mention here.
I do have one vivid memory of him. When I used to call him to see how he was doing, I would say 'It's Johnny Boy', and would reply, 'do you mean the baby with the golden curls and beautiful blue eyes?' I would say to him, 'Yes, that's me but that was a long time ago.' He would reply, 'Yes it was, but to me, it is a memory that will never be forgotten.' When I saw him 2 weeks ago in the hospital, I greeted him the same way and repeated what he would say to me but I added 'I don't have the golden curls anymore but I still have the blue eyes' and he replied as his last words to me, 'beautiful blue eyes.' He always had a way of making you feel good and that he was proud of you. It's one memory of him I will never forget. I will miss him more than words could say but I have many many memories of him to comfort me.