Anthony F.P. Muscato of Rockland lost his battle with cancer on August 10, 2013, at the age of 91. He was surrounded in his home by his loving family and cared for by the Norwell VNA Hospice. Beloved husband of Sarah "Chris" Muscato, originally of Georgia; they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this September.
He is the loving father to Joseph A.D. Muscato, Sr. of West Wareham, the late Anthony F. Muscato, Jr. and his wife Kathy of Marshfield, James P. Muscato and his wife Lisa of Pembroke and Catherine E. Muscato of Rockland and her late partner Barbara Bowlen. He was grandfather to Greg, Elaine, Alicia, Joseph, Jr., Jeffrey, Sara, Darry and Kayla and great grandfather to 17. He is survived by his sister Frances Cullen of Revere. He is the brother of the late Frank & Vincent Mango, Natale, Joseph & David Muscato and his sister Antoinette Silva.
Anthony was born in Boston but has lived in Rockland for the past sixty years. He is a WWII veteran and proudly served in the US Army. He worked for Ford Motor Company his entire adult life.
He held almost every office at the Rockland Sons Italy including President several times. He was chairman of the Italian American Civic Association for Venezia Lodge 374 of Rockland. He also served on the Grand Lodge Counsel. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Quincy. He had a true love of his country and was devoted to his Italian heritage.
The Muscato family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Tony's life on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 5-8 PM in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St. Rockland. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Church in Rockland on Wednesday August 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM. Burial will follow the Funeral Mass at Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Norwell Visiting Nurse Association will be greatly appreciated. The family would also like to thank the doctors at the West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain Veterans Hospital for their incredible support.
Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
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