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Anthony M. "Tony" Scalisi
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“Tony & Fran were my Landlords back in the early 70's - great people. Tony will be missed.Jack ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Jack Rahilly - Lynn, MA

“Cheryl,My deepest sympathy for the loss of your Dad. It sounds like he was a pretty amazing guy...a standout athlete, a mentor to many kids and a...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Lucy Dalterio - Webster, MA

“So sorry to hear of Tony's passing. He was a very nice man and such good company for Margaret for so many years. He will be missed. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Helen Correale (Culpon) - MA

“Mr Scalisi was truly one a kind. A great coach and friend and an amazing man. He made others feel important and special while sharing an ever...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Daniel Cox - Friend

“When he walked up Florence Street, which he regularly did, Mr. Scalisi would always stop to offer a neighborly comment or a kind word about our yard,...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Michelle & Frank Wright

“Tony will always be remembered as a Great friend. We will miss him dearly. Bob & Nancy Cox ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Bob & Nancy Cox - Leesburg, FL

“Mark, Karen, Cheryl, Brian and Walter - Sincerest condolences from all of our family to all of you. Tony was a wonderful friend of my husband Paul's,...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: marie ryan - melrose, MA - Friend

“Looking at this wonderful slide show helped me to know a relative that I never did have the opportunity to meet! My grandmother was Josephine Scalisi...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Dattilo Wilson - St Joseph, MO

“Hello Wally I am sorry for the loss of your dear father. As you know the last time I saw you. I lost my father on Christmas Day. See you this...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Charles Bosselman - Arlington, MA

“"Angie" was good friend and confident from high school in 1953. May he rest in peace ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: GERARD DEYOUNG - CHELMSFORD, MA

“Brian and Walter. Sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your dad. Sending prayers to you and your family. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Rob Piscitello - Acquaintance

“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Scalisi. He will fondly be remembered from the early days at school and as a coach and for the last 24...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Marianne Burke and family - MA

“A Good man. Always remember him at the Junior High and when I worked with him and the custodial staff in the summer of 1993. God Bless Mr Scalisi. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Steve Murphy - Danvers, MA

“Hello Wally.I am so sorry for the loss of your dear father.I will see you at the wake on Sunday and this funeral on Monday. From your friend Charles...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Charles Bosselman - Arlington, MA

“I'm so sorry to hear about Anthony. He was A wonderful Uncle. I will all cherish going to Maine, and always talking about baseball. Mark, Karen,...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Susan Scalisi-Snow - Bradenton, FL

“I don't know you I'm sorry to hear about your dad he is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH

“So sorry to hear about Mr. Scalisi's passing. I played hockey for him. He taught us well and treated us all better. He was a great man. I hope the...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Don Carlberg - Manchester, NH

“When I was a young kid Tony coached me on at least two different teams. Over 20 years later, I was lucky enough to be invited to join a group that...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Mark DeCroteau - Melrose, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Anthony M. "Tony" Scalisi, of Melrose, peacefully passed away at the Oosterman's Rest Home in Melrose on Feb. 3, 2019 at the age of 84. Tony was born & raised in Medford, a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1953. He was inducted into the Medford High School Sports Hall of Fame for Baseball & Hockey. Tony proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. Mr. Scalisi resided in Melrose for over 50 years, enjoyed his daily walks around Melrose to visit old friends & make new ones and was an active member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose. He worked in the warehouse for Linden Meyer Paper Company in Boston for many years and also as a Custodian for the Melrose Middle School for over 10 years. Tony was a member of the V.F.W. Harold O' Young post # 2394 in Melrose for many years. He coached Melrose Youth Hockey from 1973-1982, where they took annual trips to Drummondville, Canada, Lake Placid, NY and were the 1977 State Midget Champions. Tony also coached Babe Ruth Baseball in Melrose, enjoyed playing Rummey with his brother Bob and grandkids, going to Long Sands Beach in York, ME and spending time at the family home on Sebago Lake in Maine for over 25 years. Tony loved taking annual trips to spend time with his brothers Bob and Jack to Ft. Myers, Fl and Myrtle Beach, SC with his friends. Tony's family was the most important part of his life. He was the loving father of Mark S. Scalisi, Karen A. Scalisi, both of Melrose, Cheryl L. Scalisi & her fiancé Greg Celko of Webster, Walter P. Scalisi of Melrose and Brian M. Scalisi & his wife Tina of Saugus. Cherished grandfather of Sophia, Juliana, Christina & Dara. Longtime companion ... READ MORE →