Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Anthony, I find it hard to believe it's been a year since you went home to be with The Lord. I miss our phone conversations and the fun visits as well. Until we meet again, may you rest in peace, my friend. My condolences to the Sammarco Family and friends.

Posted by Ernest Cruz - San Antonio, TX - Friend   February 24, 2019

I was saddened to hear of Tony's death. Although I haven't seen Tony since we were colleagues teaching French in Weston way back in the 70s, I remember good times and his wonderful sense of humor. Indeed, Weston was a very special time for me, and Tony was part of that specialness.

Posted by Melinda Hanson - Silver Spring, MD - Coworker   July 19, 2018

Like many I was so shocked to hear of Tony's passing.

Tony, you will always hold a special place in my heart. Your wit, generosity, encouragement, good common money sense (of which I had none) and intellect are the magnets that drew me to your side time after time. And the best part is I listened to you!

I will always love you for your smile, patience, kind words and loyalty to your dear friends. May God rest your soul. Thank you for being a part of my life; you made a difference.. You gave me many happy memories. Thank you.

Nancy von der Heyde

Posted by Naqncy von der Heyde - Harwich, MA - Friend   April 27, 2018

This is a photo from the last time I saw Tony in June 2016. He looked great and was his warm, funny self.

Posted by Melvin Cohen - San Antonio, TX - Friend   March 07, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Sammarco Family. I met Tony around April, 1979, in San Antonio, TX, at the annual Fiesta event. He would come down for the event and participated in one of the booths setup at the Night In Old San Antonio event, which is part of Fiesta. The booth he was in sold, I believe Rattlesnake Coolers, or something like that. We became really good friends, exchanged contact numbers, and mailing addresses. I had an opportunity to visit him in Boston as well, in 1980, and 1981, and he showed me around New England. It was an awesome time. I'll never forget how hospitable he was and also his warmness. From that point on, we'd stay in touch by calling each other with life's updates. He will be missed my many. Rest in peace Tony, until we meet again. Attached are the only pictures I could find at this time.

Posted by Ernie Cruz - San Antonio, TX - Friend   March 04, 2018

I met Tony when we were both studying French in Dijon, France, in 1972. We have been close friends and traveling companions since then, traveling together to Spain, Brazil and Mexico. I will miss him greatly.

Posted by Mel Cohen - San Antonio, TX - Friend   March 03, 2018

Tony taught next door to my classroom in 1968 and I have many fond memories of shared lunches, after school gatherings, and many parties. Tony introduced me to drinking Ward 8s and now I will think of him each time I drink one. He will be missed by his many friends and colleagues, and certainly me.

Posted by Judy Selden - Boston, MA - friend   March 02, 2018

Tony was a wonderful teacher and supportive friend for many years when we taught together at the High School. We fondly remember backyard barbecues, New Year's brunches and department parties together. We are deeply saddened by his passing. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to his family.
Peter and Barbara Haggerty, Newton, Ma.

Posted by Barbara Haggerty - Newtonville, MA - Friend   March 01, 2018

Tony was a wonderful colleague of mine at Weston High School. I extend my sympathies to his family and friends. In sympathy,
Janet Ghattas

Posted by Janet Ghattas - Cambridge, MA   March 01, 2018

Dear Tony,
Thank you for the socials you hosted in Kenmore Square, the view of Boston, that you loved from your apartment, our group vacation to Hawaii, dinners, movies, conversation, road trips, dim sum, your kindness to me, Carmine, Carol, and all our mutual friends, I will always remember you with admiration, God Bless You Tony

Posted by Bill Corbett - Quincy, MA - Friend   March 01, 2018

I will miss you, Tony. I'll miss our political discussions and trips to the Chateau for lunch and going to the Oktoberfest and Sommerfest together.

Posted by Ken Auerbach - Boston, MA - Friend   February 28, 2018

As we prepare for our Waltham High 60th reunion, we are so sorry that Tony will not be with us to share the fun and the memories.

To all that shared his life--we hope that friendships lasted the years. We will miss him both as a Waltham High grad and Tufts grad. Linda and Len

Posted by Linda and Len Lopez - URBANA, IL - Classmate   February 28, 2018

This is a complete shock to me. My dear friend, spent some vacations together, enjoyed many an Oktoberfest and Sommerfest at the German Club in Walpole with Ken,Carol and Bill. We had many dinners out together. I will miss him. I will miss his humor, his teasing, his intelligence. I'm at a loss over this.
My condolences to his family. Dear friend, gone far too soon.

Posted by Carmine Pollastretti - Quincy, MA - Friend   February 28, 2018 were a wonderful cousin. Always smiling and fun.

You will be missed.


Posted by Teri Lesanto - Waltham, MA - Family   February 27, 2018