Antimo "Memo" Gazzillo

Antimo “Memo” Gazzillo, 93 of Gloversville, born April 30, 1928 passed away peacefully in the company of family Saturday October 9, 2021. Memo was the son of the late Francis, and Rosalie (Maas) Gazzillo. He was born in Caserta Italy and moved to Gloversville as a young boy. He became a long-time resident of the city and worked since childhood at Bowman’s Market. He started out sorting potatoes, sweeping floors many tasks before becoming a butcher at the store. He was known to be the man behind the Italian sausage and enjoyed his work at the store. Even after his retirement he still worked part time to help out. Memo was also a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1961 to the time of his death.

Memo enjoyed spending time with family and friends, he thoroughly enjoyed his summer vacations to New Jersey’s Belmar beach with his family, long Sunday drives, the Giants football, he loved his pool and swimming, snowmobiling, cooking out, boating, and most of all playing poker at the Johnstown and Gloversville senior centers, of which he belonged to both.

He met and married the love of his life, Helen Marie Savern and enjoyed a lifelong marriage beginning on September 2, 1951 for 65 years. Together they had three children that were his pride and joy. Memo is survived by his son Frank Gazzillo (Colleen), and daughters Anita Herr, And Marylouise Jones (Vincent) his sister Ann Ambrosino, as well as 7 grandkids Brian Jones (Tracey), Amy Jones (Kyle), Steven Herr (Fahren), Thomas Herr, Dr. Antimo P. Gazzillo (Jenna), Brian Denton (Erin), Michael Denton (Karly), and 8 great grandkids.

Memo was predeceased by his loving wife Helen, she passed in December 2016, brother Ralph Gazzillo, sister Louise Liscio, son in law David Herr.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 7 pm Thursday, October 14 at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville. Facial masks will be required. A Prayer Service will take place 9:15 am Friday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 151 S. Main St; with the Rev. Donald Czelusniak officiating.

Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or (www.stjude.org), Boys Town, 294 W. Exchange St; Providence, RI 02903.

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com