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Anthony C. Serio

U.S. Army
WWII | Pacific Theatre

Anthony C. Serio was born in Port Richmond on September 27, 1921 to Federico Serio and Venera Brocato. He was the youngest of five children.

On November 9, 1942 Anthony enlisted in the Army at age 21. He served in Hawaii and then as part of the initial occupation of Japan.

Anthony was part of an anti-tank crew. He was a cannoneer on the 37mm and 57mm anti-tank gun. He spent 21 months overseas as part of the 390th Infantry Regiment and was assigned to the 98th division in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

After returning home from service in February 1946, he married Virginia Demarco who he met at a 10 cents dance. He would always say, ”It was the best 10 cents I ever spent." They lived on Elizabeth Street and then bought a house on Cottage Place in Port Richmond. Married for 62 years, they had four sons: Fred, Robert, Anthony and James; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Anthony loved being with family and friends. He died January 18, 2009 at the age of 87. He will always be remembered, like so many of his time, as one of "The Greatest Generation.”

Sponsored by James Serio

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