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“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...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Melinda Hanson - Silver Spring, MD

“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,...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Naqncy von der Heyde - Harwich, MA

Lunch with Tony, my friend Jinx Eastmead and myself in Providence June 2016 “This is a photo from the last time I saw Tony in June 2016. He looked great and was his warm, funny self. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Melvin Cohen - San Antonio, TX

A picture of Tony, Mr. & Mrs. Sammarco, and Tony with my friend Geri, and her son. “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...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Ernie Cruz - San Antonio, TX

“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...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Mel Cohen - San Antonio, TX

“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...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Selden - Boston, MA - friend

“Tony was a wonderful teacher and supportive friend for many years when we taught together at the High School. We fondly remember backyard barbecues,...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Haggerty - Newtonville, MA

“Tony was a wonderful colleague of mine at Weston High School. I extend my sympathies to his family and friends. In sympathy,Janet Ghattas ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Janet Ghattas - Cambridge, MA

“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...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Bill Corbett - Quincy, MA

“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. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Ken Auerbach - Boston, MA

“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...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Linda and Len Lopez - URBANA, IL

“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...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Carmine Pollastretti - Quincy, MA

“Anthony....you were a wonderful cousin. Always smiling and fun.You will be missed.Cousin,Teri ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Teri Lesanto - Waltham, MA


Boston – Mr. Anthony M. Sammarco Jr., formerly of Waltham, died unexpectedly at home Monday, February 26, 2018. He was 77.

Anthony was born October 30, 1940 in Waltham the only child of the late Anthony M. and Ethel T. (Palumbo) Sammarco. Born and raised in Waltham he graduated from Waltham High School. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education from Tufts University

Anthony was a Language Arts teacher at the Weston Middle School in Weston for many years before retiring.

He enjoyed travelling, movies and time spent with his family at the holidays and throughout the year.

He leaves his uncle, Paul Palumbo of Dennis and many cousins on both the Palumbo and Sammarco sides with whom he was very close.

Family and friends will honor and remember Anthony's life by gathering for a calling hour at 10 a.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, March 1st followed by his funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

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