Antonio P. Mongillo
Antonio P. Mongillo
  • January 26, 1924 - February 8, 2017
  • Oneonta, New York

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Antonio Pasquale "Tony" Mongillo, 93 of Oneonta, passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at the AO Fox Memorial Hospital.

Tony was born to Pasquale and Rose (Perrine) Mongillo on January 26, 1924 on West Broadway in the house he grew up in.

He was first married to Laura Ostrander and together they had three children, Michael (Joy) Mongillo of New Zealand, Rose Dewey (Deceased), and Jane E. (Chris) Winkler; his grandson, Joseph (Kim) Winkler, and step great granddaughter, Anna.

On September 24, 1973, he married Ann O. House.

Tony was a graduate of Oneonta High School, and served in the US Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Tony worked for 43 years on the D&HRR and retired as yardmaster.

Besides going to Art School in NYC, he was a member of the Italian American Club, where he had the distinction of being named "Man of the Year", St. Mary's Church, American Legion, VFW and the Oneonta Elks Club. His main love was painting, especially painting trains. Many of his paintings can be seen at various locations throughout the area.

Tony had several other hobbies. Besides painting, he enjoyed golf, bowling, travelling and playing the guitar.

He is survived by his wife, Ann of Oneonta: his brother, Michael of Oneonta; his sisters, Philomena Washburn of Oneonta, Hope (Douglas) Davidson of Treadwell; his step son, John Spence and his special friend Kathy Hilts of Oneonta, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Virginia Naples.

A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Tony to a charity of your choice.

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Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta, NY.