Anthony Pellicano

Obituary of Anthony Pellicano

Anthony Nino Pellicano passed away peacefully on April 26, 2017 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington.  He was 76.

Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Staten Island before moving to Tewksbury in 1986.

After High School, he wanted desperately to be a police officer. Because of the height requirement at that time sadly his dream did not come true. He then focused on hard work and becoming an entrepreneur.

Starting as a carpet installer for years, he later went on to open his own business which he and his wife Lois ran for many years called Safran Rug Shop in Brooklyn, NY.

After trying to officially retire in Tewksbury, NJ, the business bug hit him again and he opened up the Carpet Showcase in Chester, NJ and a few other flooring stores. He officially retired from the business in 2009.

He loved his property and home in Tewksbury and could often be seen in his camo jeans, t-shirt, a cup of coffee cutting the lawn on his craftsman tractor or doing something home related.

His cherished Lincoln Mark IV he bought when his daughter was born was kept in pristine condition and he had hopes to bring it to antique shows to show it off.

His house was his life along with his dogs through the years Barron, Rex, Kaiser, Ben, his Jeep, his wife Lois, his only daughter Stephanie and his beloved grandson Mason, who holds his middle name.

Anthony also got a chance to live his dream of being a policeman through one of his best friends and through his son in law TJ who gave him everything police related he could to make him feel like an officer. 

He is survived by his wife Lois Ianiro Pellicano, his daughter Stephanie Nacca and her husband Tommy-Jon “TJ”, his brother Edward Pellicano and his wife Marilyn, one sister Carole Marziotto and his cherished grandson Mason.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2-7 pm at the Bailey Funeral Home, 176 Main St. Peapack, NJ. Funeral Mass is Monday 9:30am at St. John Neuman R.C. Church, Califon, NJ,  Entombment Holy Cross Mausoleum, Basking Ridge, NJ to follow.

For those desiring donations to the ALS Foundation, in his memory, would be appreciated.