Mr. Anthony J. Paladino, age 74, of New Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital Center.
He was born in Utica on March 16, 1943 a son of the late John and Fortunata (Mary) Fatata Paladino and was a graduate of TR Proctor High School. On April 22, 1972 he was married to Judith Moorhead in St. Anthony of Padua Church, a blessed union of 45 years.
Anthony began his employment with the Kunkel Ambulance Service, where he worked for several years, and simultaneously began his lifelong career with the Utica Cutlery Co. spanning 44 years until his retirement. He had a passion for Classic Cars and had a never ending love of his prized GTO. He was a devout Yankee Fan, and relished his pregame predictions and after game commentary with his grandsons. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman, who always caught "nothing but fresh air". Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren, who were the light of his life.
Surviving are his beloved wife Judith; two daughters and sons-in-law and grandchildren; Melissa and Salvatore Borruso, Jr., and their children Salvatore and Matteo and Heather and Richard Taber and their children Franchessca, Olivia, Adriana and Richard III; several cousins and extended family. He also leaves his dear friends Don Ross and family whom Anthony loved as his own and Dan Salvo who was always there to lend a helping hand which Anthony greatly appreciated.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Monday afternoon at 4:00 pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
The family will greet visitors at the conclusion of mass in church.