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Anthony M. "Tony" Mole'

May 21, 1930 March 29, 2009
Anthony M. "Tony" Mole'
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Anthony M. “Tony” Mole´, 78, passed into eternal life on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Baystate Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born on May 21, 1930, a beloved son of the late Annibale and Maryann (Teti) Mole´. He was raised in his family home in the South End of Springfield and a 1948 graduate of Technical High School. He was captain of his track team, W.Mass track champion, as well as a semipro football player for the South End “Little Devils”. He worked for his late father’s business, in the manufacturing and production of firework displays. From 1951 to 1955, he served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant during the Korean Conflict. He received the National Defense Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Longevity Ribbon. Cleared for secret work, he received several letters of commendation for work performed within the boundaries of the U.S. and overseas; including the Cold War Recognition. In 1959, he earned his B.S. in Education at Westfield State College, ranking fifth in his class, and later earned his Masters Degree. From 1959 until his retirement in 1994, he attained MA teaching certifications in several subject areas and contributed his knowledge and skills as a Teacher/Administrator within the Springfield Public Schools, teaching elementary and secondary education. He continued his career as a Springfield School Department Supervisor and president for MCDI, Inc. He was formerly Parish Council President and Lector at St. Mary’s Parish in Ludlow and for upwards of thirty years, he was an honorary Deputy Sheriff. He was a 4th degree member of the Archbishop Williams Assembly of the Knights of Columbus. Formerly a Grand Knight and most recently a Deputy Knight of council 3535. In 2008, the council awarded him the honor of “Family of the Year”. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 275 in Chicopee where he served as a former Board Chairman and most currently as Chaplain. Tony was a compassionate person who gave unconditionally to all the lives he touched. He was an avid fan of all sports, especially the Red Sox. Above all, he thoroughly enjoyed attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events. Unequivocally, his greatest joy in life was spending time with his cherished family. He leaves his beloved wife, Patricia A. (Boccardo) Mole´. They were married in 1959, and blessed with 49 years of happiness together. He also leaves his loving children, Anthony J Mole´, Joe Mole´, Paula Purdy and Michael Mole´, all of Ludlow; Frank Mole´ of Wilbraham, Mary Capuano of Springfield, Peter Mole´ of Ormond Beach, FL and Patricia Coughlin of East Longmeadow. He was predeceased by his son, Paul Mole´. He also leaves his eleven cherished grandchildren, Nick, Christa, Chris, Cayla, Megan and Vincent Mole´, Connor and Graciella Coughlin, Bryan and Brianna Purdy and Jeffrey G. Capuano. Several loving nieces and nephews as well as his dear sisters, Ann Williams of Delaware and Yolanda Applebee of Ludlow. He was predeceased by his brother, Frank Moley and his sister, Mary Griffin of Delaware. His funeral will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 9 a.m. from the Ludlow Funeral Home, 432 East Street, Ludlow, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, burial with military honors, will be held at Saint Michael’s Cemetery in Springfield. His family will receive friends at the Ludlow Funeral Home on Friday, April 3, 2009 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tony’s memory to St. Mary’s of the Assumption Parish 12 Cedar St. Ludlow, MA. 01056, Mass Citizens for Life 109 Center St. Ludlow or the Paul Mole´ Memorial Scholarship Fund. C/O Ludlow Funeral Home.

Donations may be made in Tony’s memory to St. Mary’s of the Assumption Parish 12 Cedar St. Ludlow, MA. 01056, Mass Citizens for Life 109 Center St. Ludlow or the Paul Mole´ Memorial Scholarship Fund. C/O Ludlow Funeral Home.

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