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QUEENSBURY — Anthony G. Maresco, 67, a longtime resident of Queensbury, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Mary’s Haven in Saratoga Springs with his devoted and loving wife by his side.

He was the beloved son of the late Anthony and Nicolina Maresco and was born June 19, 1947.

Tony was a true Italian and was very proud of his heritage. He grew up not far from Little Italy in the Bronx, but if growing up in the middle of it wasn’t enough, you could tell he was a true Italian by his love for pasta!

Tony was a graduate of Evander Childs High School in the Bronx and proceeded on to Metropolitan Hospital in New York City to become a respiratory therapist. He had a lengthy career working at Misericordia Hospital, Adirondack Regional Hospital in Corinth and Glens Falls Hospital.

On Aug. 18, 1973, he married his darling wife, Joan Marie Kimmer, whom he met while they were working side by side at Misericordia Hospital, and it is she who walked side by side with him through this journey. Always looking for One More Day ...

They were married for 41 years. Joan survives him. He is also survived by his beloved son, Anthony (Christina) Maresco of Queensbury; his beloved daughter, DawnMarie (Dr. Christopher O’Brien) of Charleston, South Carolina; his most precious new grandson, Connor James O’Brien; the apple of his eye, Geena Burkich, who was his pride and joy and like a granddaughter to him; his brother, Gasper (Celia) Maresco of Venice, Florida; sisters, Linda (George) Flock of Cortland Manor, New York, and Marie Maresco of Kissimmee, Florida; his in-laws; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Tony was blessed with wonderful neighbors, friends and extended family who were also by his side on this trying journey.

He was an avid Disney fan and enjoyed amusement parks and retail settings. He enjoyed numerous years at The Great Escape; it always remained Storytown in his heart. He took such great pride in his Disney-themed store called Wish Upon A Star. For Tony, it was about seeing the smiles on the faces of children of all ages.

Tony was blessed to become part of the Pine Knolls family. It was that place that brought the spirituality to comfort him.

Calling hours will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Maynard D. Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804.

A memorial service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Van Dixhorn, pastor of Pine Knolls Alliance Church, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations, for a college fund for his grandson, Connor James O’Brien, may be made out to DawnMarie O’Brien, c/o Maynard D. Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the nurses of A3 at Saratoga Hospital, and the staff at Community Hospice of Saratoga and Mary’s Haven for all their wonderful care and support.

Condolences may be mailed directly to the funeral home or through www.bakerfuneralhome.com.

“The Angels gathered near your bed so very close to you. ... For they knew the pain and suffering that you were going through. I thought about so many things as I held tightly to your hand. Oh, how I wished that you were strong and happy once again. But your eyes were looking homeward to that place beyond the sky. Where Jesus held his outstretched arms it was time to say goodbye. ... I struggled with my selfish thoughts as I wanted you to stay, so we could walk and talk again like we did just yesterday. But Jesus knew the answer, and I know he loved you so. So I gave gifted greatest gift, the gift of letting go.”

Love, Joanie

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