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Anthony "Tony" Graziano

November 11, 1949 — September 7, 2023

Utica, New York

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Mr. Anthony "Tony" Graziano, age 73, a Utica native, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Anthony was born and raised in East Utica, where he attended and received his education within the Utica Public School System.  He was predeceased by his parents Amelia and Salvatore Graziano and his loving devoted partner of 23 years, Sandra Lee Przbyla Smith.

Surviving family members include his brothers, Ronald Graziano and wife Carol and Bruno Graziano and wife Christian, sisters, Marianna Graziano Johnson and husband James and Beverly Graziano.  Also surviving is his son, Ryan Graziano and girlfriend Chelsea Callan along with his grandchildren, Michael and Amanda Graziano. He also leaves a son, Michael Fikes, his late companion Sandra’s daughter, Kaitlin Przybyla, along with many nieces and nephews.

Anthony (Tony) was employed with Divine Brothers Mfg. for over 30 years, where he was a committed and diligent employee and a place he formed lifelong friendships with coworkers. After Divine Brothers, Tony worked at Candlewick Apartments doing what he enjoyed, tinkering and home repairs; while making friendships with all the residents that would call upon him for help.

Tony’s passion in life was fishing. No matter the season or the weather, Tony could always be found near a body of water with a fishing pole in his hands. Some of his favorite fishing spots included ; Yellow Lake, Oneida Lake and Lake Champlain, where he loved to tell his greatest fish story of when he saw “Champ”.

In honoring Tony's wishes, there are no scheduled services.  Arrangements are under the direction and care of the locally owned and operated Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131.  

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