Francis A. Scalzo
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Francis A. Scalzo, Sr, of Clearwater, Florida, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 18, 2018 with his loving family beside him.
He was born on April 20, 1944 in Utica, New York, son of the late Mario A. and Ida Mezzannini Scalzo, Sr. Francis was a graduate of T.R. Proctor high school and Utica College of Syracuse University and retired from Oneida County probation department after 23 years.
He will be sadly missed by his family, beloved wife of 52 years, Antoinette Martorella Scalzo; his 4 children and their spouses, daughter, Marybeth & Scott Timian; 3 sons, Joseph & Katherine Scalzo, Francis Jr. & Lori Scalzo, Andrew & Kara Scalzo; his 6 precious grandchildren, Timothy Redmond, Gia Timian, Alexander & Nicholas Scalzo and Ethan & Avery Scalzo; sister, Philomena Amodio; brother, Mario Jr & Carmelann Scalzo ; sister Josephine & John Giacovelli; in laws, Marie & Martin Cheney and Linda Specht; aunts, Celeste & Larry Hurst & Anna Mezzannini. Also surviving are many special cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and 6 godchildren.
He was predeceased by his in laws, Dominick & Aurora Martorella; brother in law, Angelo Amodio; sister, Mary Catherine Scalzo; nephew, Michael Amodio; nieces, Cara Scalzo & Gianna Rose Van Pelt; 5 special cousins and a special friend Vito Lia.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rev. John Rose for his spiritual guidance and the wonderful care from Suncoast Hospice.
In keeping with Francis' wishes, there will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday June 14, 2019 at 10:00 am from St. Patrick’s-St. Anthony’s church in Chadwick’s , N.Y. Burial at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are with Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St., Sauquoit.
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