Peter Ancona

Passed away on July 31, 2012

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Peter Ancona, 62, a longtime Great Kills resident who adored his grandchildren, died Tuesday of heart failure in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, he moved to Great Kills in 1978.

Mr. Ancona was a foreman for the city Sanitation Department, assigned to Staten Island.

He served in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division from 1969 to 1970, seeing duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion and Amvets.

He enjoyed movies, especially westerns and action films, and was a history buff. He also liked to eat and smoke cigarettes.

Mr. Ancona was close to his son-in-law, Brett Levine, said his daughter, Erica.

"He had a huge heart and would give the shirt off his back. He loved his two grandchildren." his daughter added.

Also surviving Mr. Ancona are his son, Frank, and his brothers, John and Frank.

There will be a memorial mass Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Clare's R.C. Church, Great Kills. Arrangements, including cremation, are being handled by the Casey-McCallum-Rice South Shore Funeral Home, also Great Kills.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 4, 2012

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vincent scafidi

September 24, 2012

I was also sadden to here that my childhood friend has past and Pat you were so right we had great memories.

Cynthia Mattle Genovese

August 6, 2012

Dear Johnny Boy and family,
I was so sad to hear about Peter's passing. Growing up in Bklyn. and being teenagers, we had a nice group of friends. Peter always made me laugh,and our times together were very good memories.

Sandy DiBenedetto-Matrisciani

August 3, 2012

I recall fond memories of my teenage years on Carroll St meeting the Ancona brothers Peter, Johnny and Frankie. We certainly shared great times dancing, laughing, and oh the carrying on we did at Delcrest! Peter was always so full of joy and fun and I will keep that beautiful memory of him in my heart. You'll be missed Peter for sure. Rest in peace my friend.
My sincere condolences to the Ancona family for their loss.

Pat Hurley Pagano

August 3, 2012

Though I haven't seen Peter in years, I have many happy memories of hanging out on Carroll Street and the DelCrest Club with Peter and Johnny Boy. I am so sorry for your loss. May Peter rest in peace.

Jerry Aversano

August 3, 2012

Today I was surprised and saddened to learn of the death of my childhood friend Peter. Peter and I grew up in Brooklyn where we shared so many great moments together. I wish to express my deepest sympathy to his family and brothers John and Frank and hope that the kind thoughts or your many freinds will make your grief a little easier to bear. Many regards, Jerry Aversano