Anthony J. Williams, a Wappingers Falls resident since 2001 and formerly of New Rochelle, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. He was 65.
Son of the late Anthony and Mary (DeSanto) Williams, he was born in New Rochelle on May 23, 1954. For more than 40 years, Anthony worked as a truck driver for Teamster Local 456 (Elmsford) and was anticipating retirement in two months.
He will be remembered as a hardworking man who dedicated his life to his family. His hobbies included model cars and train sets, but above all else, he cherished spending time with those he loved, especially his grandchildren.
On November 1, 1975, he married Janice Garafola in New Rochelle. Janice survives at home in Wappingers Falls.
Additional survivors include his daughter, Michelle Valencia & her partner Kirk Bellanca of Lakeville, CT; his daughter, Tara Raiche & her husband Raymond of Fishkill; his son, Anthony J. Williams, III & his wife Kendyl of California; his grandchildren, Elizabeth Valencia, Gabriel Valencia, Raymond Raiche, Jr., Olivia Raiche, Anthony J. Williams, IV, Vivian Raiche, Victoria Bellanca, Bella Bellanca, and Italia Williams; his siblings, Stella Hall, Emily Fortunato, Carol Faye, and Jake Vinci & his wife Maryanne; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives & friends.
Anthony was predeceased by his parents as well as three brothers, Bruno Vinci, Vincent Williams, and Richard Williams.
A memorial service in celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org).
Arrangements are under the direction of the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. For online tributes, please visit Anthony’s Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.