It is with deep sadness and regret that we confirm the death of Anthony Franchini this past week from complications following lung surgery.
Anthony hailed from New Jersey, the youngest of eight siblings, and is survived by two sisters, Rose and Marie, and a number of nieces and nephews.
After a stint in the Navy, he moved to the East Village, 30-some years ago, witnessing the neighborhood’s many transformations.
After discovering the Catskills on camping trips with his East Village neighbor, Tony went on to share a much loved home in Halcott Center these past 20-some years with said neighbor, friend and partner Ann. He is sorely missed.