Anthony Pinelli

Obituary of Anthony Pinelli

Anthony Mario Pinelli, 73, passed away Saturday with his wife by his side. He was born to the late Pietro & Filomena Pinelli, March 24, 1938 in Princeton New Jersey. Tony graduated from Princeton High School in 1956 and joined the Princeton Township Police Department in 1961. He married Luemma King in 1962, and they lived together in Skillman, NJ. before relocating to St.Ignatius Montana in 1991. Tony was with the Princeton Township Police Department for over 26 years. He began as a patrolman, served as a juvenile officer and moved up through the ranks retiring as Chief of Police in 1987. During that time he attended the FBI National Academy. He & his wife fulfilled a lifelong dream by moving to Montana in 1991. Tony indulged his love for wildlife by becoming a National Park Ranger at the National Bison Range in Moiese Montana for four years. Tony has spent the last 20 years in St. Ignatius Montana hunting, fishing and enjoying all of Montana's treasures. Tony proudly served in the National Guard for 6 years. He was a member of the 200 Club of Mercer County, the Italian American Sportsman Club, the Mercer County Police Chiefs Association, the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the New Jersey State P.B.A. and was a lifetime member of Princeton P.B.A. local no. 130. Tony is survived by wife of 49 years, Luemma Pinelli and their children Peter & Betsy Pinelli of Connecticut; Janice & Gary Schenck of Lawrenceville New Jersey and Donna & Michael Post of Ewing New Jersey. He is also survived by grandchildren Kate, Sara, Antonio; Gavin, Reece, Talia; and Emily; brother Frank & Shirley Pinelli; sister Lydia & Ralph Pirone; sisters Eleanor and Anna Pinelli as well as numerous family and friends who will greatly miss him. The Funeral will be held 10:00 am Monday, September 19, 2011 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton New Jersey. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 am Monday at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton New Jersey and he will be laid to rest at Princeton Cemetery, Princeton New Jersey. A viewing will be held at 2pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm Sunday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Mission Catholic Church in St.Ignatius Montana. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Princeton Pettoranello Foundation 120 John Street Suite 3 Princeton New Jersey 08542.
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