Tony passed away Dec. 30, 2009 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. He left us at the age of 71 while being held by his daughter Joanna and surrounded by family and friends. Tony was born in Fano, Italy in 1938 where he lived until he was 21. Seeking a better life, his family immigrated to Canada. Father Luigi, Mother Luisa and brother Walter then called Windsor home. Tony worked in the stone quarries in Italy and made a start here as a tileman and stone mason. During this time he met and fell in love with Mary Kay Adamo. They were married at Queen of Peace in Harper Woods MI in1966. Their lifelong relationship produced a son, Anthony a daughter Joanna and the late Angela. Tony's non-stop drive to build a better life for his family led him to open his own business, Pascucci Marble and Granite here in Michigan. Through a lifetime of hard work, he did achieve the American Dream and with unyielding endurance he accomplished what every parent strives for - to give their family a better life, with more opportunities then they had. Tony loved to cook and share stories with friends. As we look back we can see that he had many loves but most of all he loved his work, his grandchildren and his garden. He is survived by his son Anthony, daughter Joanna (Curt) Stotler, grandchildren Lucas 7, Nicholas 5,Christopher 2, brother Walter (Mary) Pascucci and nieces Theresa, Luisa, and Marianne. Tony's wife Mary Kay passed away in 2002 after her battle with breast cancer.
Visitation will be at O'Brien Sullivan Funeral home Novi, MI 248-348-1800 on Sunday from 5-9pm and Monday 1-9pm.
In state at St. James Catholic Church 46325 Ten Mile Novi Tuesday 10:00am until the funeral liturgy at 10:30am www.sjnovi.net
In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to the Susan G Komen for the Cure: PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or ww5.komen.org
One of Tony's many pearls of wisdom was "Always do a great job and treat everybody with respect and then you know that you can walk into any room, hold your head up high and know that you do not have any mud on your face."
We love you Nonno and thank you for the love that you showed us.