LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. - Anthony E. "Tony" Francesco, 25, of the town of Little Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
He was born March 31, 1988, in Ilion, the son of Salvatore "Sam" and Kim (Hunter) Francesco. Tony was a graduate of Little Falls High School, class of 2007, and attended Herkimer County Community College.
Tony was employed at UCP in Utica and worked on the family farm along side his dad for many years.
Anthony is survived by his parents, Sam and Kim; his paternal grandmother, Concetta Francesco, of Little Falls; a brother, Salvatore C. "Sammy" Francesco, of Little Falls; a sister, Nicole Knapp and husband, John, of Fort Plain; a nephew, Brody Knapp, of Fort Plain; his aunts and uncles, Robin Hunter, of Herkimer, Bridget Pratt and husband, Mark, of Ilion, Brenda Kneedham and husband, Louis, of Ilion, Mary Oberle, of Ilion, and Charles Francesco and wife, Rita, of Little Falls; several cousins; and many friends, including a close friend, Stephanie Nashton, of Frankfort.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Robert B. and Marilyn J. Hunter, of Ilion; paternal grandfather, Charles M. Francesco, Sr., of Little Falls; an aunt and uncle, Karen and Kenneth Ratcliffe, of Ilion; and uncle, Larry Oberle, of Little Falls.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, 329 S. Washington St., Herkimer, 866-1500. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. from the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi and Burns Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St., Herkimer, with Reverend Thomas Lawless, pastor of Holy Family Parish, Little Falls, officiating. Burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, town of Herkimer. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, from 11 a.m. until the time of the services.
All memorial contributions may be made to either Holy Family Parish, 763 E. Main St., Little Falls, NY 13365 or to Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
To add to Tony's online memorial, please go to www.vincenteneafuneralservice.com.