Antonio J. Guidone, 84, of Port Byron, NY went to join Our Lord in the fields of heaven at sunset on July 7, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
Anthony was born November, 16, 1934 to Thomas and Raffaela Guidone. He lived in the Port Byron area his entire life working the fields of the family farm and raising his family with the sweetheart of his life Sandra Guidone.
He graduated PBCS in 1953 and joined the US Army in 1955 with his best friend Kenny Aldrich.Anthony’s service in the US Army was brief. After an honorable discharge, he was called home to help with the family farm after his father had been injured. Anthony continued working the farm while his Mother cared for his father and his younger sisters continued on in school. Anthony and his parents partnered to manage the family Produce Farm.
In 1956 Anthony met the love of his life Sandra and they married on July 4 1960. They had three children Thomas, Stephen and Mary. Anthony and his family worked together on the farm growing cabbage, potatoes, onions and celery. Upon his eldest son Thomas graduation from high school they partnered to continue working the farm. Anthony was know as the “Cabbage King” for many years and provided produce to many area stores.
Anthony was a member of St.John;s church in Port Byron and served his faith on the alter as an Eucharistic minister and played a vital role in raising funds to build the church hall. Anthony was a member of the Board of Directors on the Regional Market in Syracuse for several years.Over the years Anthony enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He was a devoted Catholic.
Anthony is survived by his wife Sandra (VanHout) Guidone and three children sons Thomas(Gena) Guidone, Stephen (Lisa) Guidone and daughter Mary Guidone, Grandchildren Mitchell, Russell, Nicholas Buehler, Sarah, Nicole, Jacob and Julia Guidone and great grandchildren Kole and Alana Buehler. His two sisters Catherine (Anthony) Tucci and Mary (Leslie) Deemer and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Anthony was precessed by his parents Thomas and Raffaela Guidone and sister Jean Arena.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11:00 am in St. John's Catholic Church, Port Byron. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Throop.
Friends are invited to call on the family Wednesday from 4 to 8 at the White Chapel Funeral Home, 2719 Erie Drive Weedsport.
In lieu of flowers please make contribution to St. John’s Church in Port Byron or Port Byron Fire Dept.
Anthony’s family would like to thank the staff at Auburn Nursing Home and Auburn Community Hospital for their kindness and wonderful care they provided.
Port Byron Volunteer Fire Department
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