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“I was so sorry to hear of your father's passing . May I offer you my heartfelt sympathy. Respectfully, Sheila Tighe ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: sheila tighe - Melrose, MA

“ricevete le più sentite condoglianze dalla famiglia D'Antonio residente in Pietrastornina, Avellino, Italia. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: claudio d'antonio

“Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. This has been a hard time for you and your family, but now your dad is at peace. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Carroll - North Andover, MA

“Donna, My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Peace be with you ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Rita Yeshulas - Stoneham, MA

“He is now resting in peace with his family may god be with them always remember the good times you had with him you are all in my prays ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH

“Jim I'm sorry too hear about your father lnlaw Passing he is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family. Did your wife had a Uncle...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH

“Deepest condolences. Thoughts and prayers to all Tony's family at friends during this time of loss. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Denis&Mary(Polcari) Dudley - MD

“Linda & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Dad had a tough year. He is at peace now. I will keep you in my prayers. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Suzanne Berner - Chelsea, MA

“Linda, Carol, Donna, John,I'm so sorry for your loss.Every time I think of your Dad, I think of my Dad. It's so comforting knowing they are...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Annette Polcari - Plano, TX

“Hey Dad, I will miss you and think of you everyday. I am so happy you are at peace now and with Mom, Jimmy, your twin brother John, and Dante and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Polcari - North Andover, MA


Anthony C. Polcari, of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on December 8, 2017 at the age of 90. Anthony was born in Somerville on July 19, 1927 to the late Raphael & Rosalie (D'Antonio) Polcari. He was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School in 1945.

Anthony Polcari was a World War II veteran. He served in Anchorage, Alaska as a communications expert and was awarded the Victory Medal in honor of his service. Returning home after the war, Anthony attended Tufts University, where he played varsity soccer. He remained a sports enthusiast throughout his life. He graduated from Tufts in 1952 with a Bachelors Degree in Economics.

Anthony married Claire Marie McCarthy on November 13, 1954 in Lynn, MA. Anthony and Claire soon settled in Melrose, MA to raise their 5 children. The Polcari's were lifelong parishioners at Incarnation Catholic church where Anthony served in the Holy Name Society. Anthony believed fervently in community service and devoted himself to his church and his town, serving for years as a volunteer member of the Melrose Redevelopment Authority. Anthony began his professional career as a loan officer for Shawmut Bank, and rose to the level of Vice President. Following retirement, he continued to work part time for his lifelong friend, Joe Pace, well into his 80's.

Anthony was the beloved husband of the late Claire M. (McCarthy) Polcari. Loving father of Linda M. Biles of Andover, Donna M. Polcari of North Andover, Carol A. Dickerson & her husband James of Windham, NH, the late James A. Polcari, and John A. Polcari of Bradford, MA. Father-in-law of Mealea Chan-Polcari, Judie Polcari, and Daniel T. Biles. Cherished grandfather of Julianne, Matthew, Kaleigh, Erin, Jennifer, Caroline, Jaclyn, Olivia, Anthony, Joseph, Ethan, and ... READ MORE →