Retired U.S. Postal Clerk, Korean War veteran


Gurliaccio-Obit-webNORTH READING — Anthony R. Gurliaccio – 84, of North Reading and formerly of East Boston, died Friday, February 27, 2015, at the Meadow View Center in North Reading. He was the husband of the late Irene (Crognale) Gurliaccio.

Born in East Boston, on February 1, 1931, he was the son of the late Lazzaro and Guiseppina (DeMeo) Gurliaccio. He was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. Anthony was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in 1952. He was a retired U.S. Postal Clerk.

Mr. Gurliaccio lived at 29 Main Street in North Reading for the past 27 years and was a member of St. Theresa’s Church. He enjoyed ballroom dancing, telling jokes, collecting post cards and going to post card shows.

Family members include his niece, Karen T. Brush of Bryant Pond, ME and Lisa Ward of Wilmington; his sister–in–law, Margi Gurli of Chelsea, brother–in–law, Rocky Ciancio of Wakefield and several grand–nieces and grand–nephews; he was the brother of the late Michael Gurliaccio, Joseph Gurli, L. Catherine Ciancio, Geraldine Yacovangelo and Eleanor Gurliaccio. He is also survived by his stepson, Dr. Dino Crognale and his wife Dr. Janice Crognale and their two daughters and a son, living in Kenya, Africa, as missionaries for many years.

His funeral was held from the Croswell Funeral Home ,19 Bow Street, North Reading on Wednesday, March 4 followed by a funeral Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street (Rt. 62) North Reading. Interment was held in the Chapel Hill Mausoleum in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.