Anthony Yannitelli, Jr.

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.

17 thoughts on “Anthony Yannitelli, Jr.

  1. So sorry to hear about your son. Your family will be in our prayers. May he rest in peace.

  2. You are in my prayers as you face this tragic loss. Although I didn’t know Anthony personally I often saw him around town, so full of life. May you find comfort in the love that surrounds you.

  3. Anthony was a great, amazing person. One of my closest friends, he meant the world to me. A great musician and one of the smartest, most insightful people I’ve ever known. I’ll miss him always.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Words can’t express how I feel. He was way too young. My prayers go out to you.

  5. We are truly sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is heartbreaking. Our heart aches for you and your family. We send our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day. “Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.”

  6. My prayers are with the Yannitelli family. May Anthony find the peace he needed. May God rest his soul.

  7. On behalf of Matt, Matisse, Fred Williams and our extended family, I offer our deepest sympathy to this wonderful loving and talented family. We cannot imagine the pain that it brings. You are in our hearts and prayers. Anthony Jr. will be terribly missed, but always remembered. God bless you in this time of need and always. Sending much love, Angelina

  8. Anne and I loved Anthony dearly! Our hearts are sick! His love of life was obvious to everyone he met. He worked alongside Jake and I on many of my projects and always had the most uplifting attitude. He was loved by all of our children and will be greatly missed. Our prayers to Tony and Mary Ellen.

  9. Great memories of Anthony skateboarding at the landing. Then this past summer he and Jitter came and did a lot of clearing of the woods around our house. I was impressed with Anthony’s hard work and strong work ethic, and that he was an interesting young man. He will be missed!

  10. Prayers for comfort and strength from the “Honorary Curtin Cousin” branch of the Smith Family.

  11. Our deepest sympathy to Tony and the family. We cannot imagine the pain you are feeling. God bless.

  12. So sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers will be with your son and your family. I wish you peace of mind, heart and soul…God bless

  13. We are so saddened by your loss and are sending you peace and strength to manage through this incredibly difficult time.