Wake scheduled for Thursday and funeral for Friday
Anthony Yannitelli, Jr., age 23, of Garrison, tragically passed away on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. A life suddenly cut short, he leaves behind his loving parents, Anthony Yannitelli and Mary Ellen (Montgomery) Yannitelli, brother Salvatore Donato and sister Aubrey Jean.
Anthony was born on Nov. 9, 1991, in Cortlandt. His adventures began on Garrison’s Landing, riding his skateboard and exploring the Hudson River shoreline. He attended Garrison Union Free School, James I. O’Neill High School and graduated from Haldane High School in 2010.
Anthony played on the lacrosse and football teams and was a proud member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and the ski team. An accomplished guitar player, he loved music and competitive motocross racing. A gentle soul who loved animals, Anthony continuously stepped up to defend the vulnerable.
His sweet, vibrant and generous personality will be missed, as will his unique ability to light up a room with his smile. In his short adult life he worked side by side with his loving father as a skilled woodworker for Yannitelli Woodworking, LLC, in Garrison.
In addition to his parents, Anthony is survived by his paternal grandmother Jeanette Yannitelli, dozens of aunts and uncles, 26 adoring cousins and hundreds of loving friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 13, at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair St., Cold Spring, NY 10516. Private cremation will follow in the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Friends may call at the Clinton Funeral Home, at the corner of Parrott Street and Pine Street (21 Parrott St.) in Cold Spring, on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Donations may be made in Anthony’s name to Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries (P.O. Box 192, Garrison, NY 10524, or online) or St. Christopher’s Inn (21 Franciscan Way, Graymoor, Garrison, NY 10524, or online).
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Clinton Funeral Home, Cold Spring.