Tony Viscione

October 20, 1921November 26, 2015

Anthony (Tony) Viscione, a decorated World War II veteran, retired longshoreman and family man who lived almost all his 94 years in Tompkinsville, died Thursday in Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan.

Mr. Viscione lived in his native community until six months ago, when he went to live with his daughter, Jean Strait, in Manhattan.

He graduated from Curtis High School.

Mr. Viscione served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant during World War II, seeing combat in the Italy-North African campaign. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

After his return from the war, he and Jean Errichiello met through a friend and fell in love. The couple eloped to Maryland and wed in 1944.

Mr. Viscione worked on the docks at Howland Hook and was a member of the International Longshoremen's Association. He retired in the mid-1980s.

He belonged to the Tompkinsville Boys Club in his younger years.

He loved to read and was a baseball fan, rooting for the New York Yankees.

"He was a quiet man who enjoyed simple things," said his daughter, Jean. "His family was all-important to him, and he loved having his grandchildren around him."

Mr. Viscione was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Tompkinsville.

Jean, his wife of 64 years, died in 2008.

Surviving, along with his daughter, Jean, are his son, Frank; his brother, Frank, and two grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Casey Funeral Home, Castleton Corners. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, West Brighton.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 29, 2015
  • Visitation Sunday, November 29, 2015
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 30, 2015

Tony Viscione

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