January 28, 1928 – December 15, 2018
Anthony “Tony” Tocco, age 90, entered into rest on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport surrounded by his loving family. Born January 28, 1928 in Lockport, Tony is the son of the late: George and Maria (nee Mantelli) Tocco.
Tony was a 1946 graduate of Lockport High School and was a graduate of the New York State maritime College in 1950 with a Marine Engineer Degree. He was commissioned in the US Navy and also received the Maritime 3rd Mates Engineering License. He served in the US Navy from 1950 until 1952 during the Korean Conflict.
He then went to work for Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors as a Project Engineer and retired in 1988 after 35 years.
Tony married Lois Morphet June 25, 1955 at St. Anthony’s Church in Lockport. Tony was a faithful member of St. John’s R.C. Church in Lockport. Tony was an avid woodworker making many pieces for his friends and family. He was an avid Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan. Tony loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Tony is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Lois Rae Morphet Tocco, and 3 daughters and a son: Maria (Stephen) Showalter, Iva Thompson, Renee (John Varney) Tocco and Anthony Thomas (Maryann) Tocco. Grandfather of: 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is the brother of the late: Nardi Tocco and Angelo Conti. Many nieces, nephews, cousins especially Cleonicia (Nichi) Tocco and many dear neighbors and friends also survive Tony.
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Kenneth H. Sherrie Funeral Home, 6139 East Avenue, Newfane, NY on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 2 pm until 6 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11 am from St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, 168 Chestnut Street, Lockport, NY 14094.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to: Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094 (www.niagarahospice.org).
Please go to www.sherriefuneralhome.com and leave a condolence for the family.
- Lois Tocco, Spouse
- Maria (Stephen) Showalter, Daughter
- Iva Thompson, Daughter
- Renee (John Varney) Tocco, Daughter
- Anthony Thomas (Maryann) Tocco, Son
- George Tocco, Father
- Maria Tocco, Mother
- Nardi Tocco, Brother
- Angelo Conti, Brother
10 great grandchildren
Many nieces, nephews, cousins especialy Cleonicia (Nichi) Tocco
man dear friends and neighbors
- Niagara Hospice
- Visitation Wednesday, December 19, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 20, 2018
December 30, 2018
Dear Loise and family, we only knew today about Tony's disappearance.
I, my wife Lucia, our daughter Simona and husband, extend our heartfelt condolences.
With affection, Lauro (son of Iva Mandelli), Lucia, Simona and Francesco.
Brescia (Italy) 30/12/2018
December 18, 2018
Lois (et alia) Sorry I can't get to your funeral service. I'll have a Mass said here in Durham. Grandma and Grampa must be so proud of you two. Doc
December 17, 2018
Tony and Family - sincerest condolences from your friends at Delphi - Henrietta.
December 17, 2018
It is with great honor and gratitude that we can say we knew Mr.Tocco.
He has left behind a family filled with such strength,kindness ,and love to each other, and to all others as well.God has a special Angel now.
God Bless his family and rest in peace sir.
With love and admiration,
Mr&Mrs Anthony DiVincenzo