COVENTRY–Anthony M. Sarvia, age 85, died Saturday [June 23, 2007] at home. For sixty-three years he was the beloved husband of T. Alberta Bunny (Clements) Sarvia.
Born in Taunton, MA, a son of the late Manuel and Lucy (Mello) Sarvia, he had lived in Coventry for forty-eight years.
He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
He was the owner of Sarvia Electrical Motors for fifteen years before retiring in 1987, previously working as an electrical maintenance worker at Quonset Point Naval Air Station.
He was a member of St. Matthias Church, Coventry, RI and a past member of the Bishop’s Committee. As a Mason, he was a member of Ionic Lodge 28 F&AM in Greene, Scottish Rite Valley of Providence, Swords of Bunker Hill and the Rhode Island Shriners where, as a member of the Clown Unit, he was known as “Uncle Tony.” He also was a member of Martha Chapter OES and Mauricepion Chapter 17 DAV.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Candace Manocchio of Vassalboro, ME and Tonia Ann Perra of Coventry, one son Kenneth M. Sarvia of West Warwick, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Robert Sarvia.
Friends may call at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick, Monday 5-8 PM with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:30 PM. Funeral service in St. Matthias Church, Nooseneck Hill Rd., Coventry, Tuesday at 10 AM. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.
Should friends desire memorial gifts made to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital or to the Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.