Anthony " Tony" T. GenovaJune 6, 1936 ~ July 25, 2017 (age 81)
Anthony (Tony) Genova, 81, of Townsend, MA, died unexpectedly, surrounded by his family, at Tufts Medical Center on July 25. 2017.
Tony grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts, the eldest son of Anthony and Angelina Genova. In his youth, he was an Altar Server, Boy Scout and a Big Brother. In 1959, he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering at Northeastern University, where he served in ROTC and then in the US Army as an Airborne 2nd Lieutenant, 4th Armored Division in Germany. His professional career spanned over 40 years, during which he designed and implemented many important radar systems. Tony was a nationally recognized expert in the field of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI). He served as a member of the Townsend Board of Appeals and was active in the Ducks Unlimited Association.
Tony was an avid and accomplished hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. He knew everything about the woods. He loved gardening and making sauce from his home-grown San Marzano tomatoes. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Mary (McKay) Genova of Townsend. He leaves his children Tracey Green and her husband, Kevin, of Marblehead; Kelly Genova and her husband, James, of New Mexico; Anthony Genova and his wife, Denise, of California; Julie Tucker and her husband, Chris, of Townsend and Jaret Barr of Texas. Also, his grandchildren Christopher, Zoe and Jason Tucker and Elizabeth & Anthony Green. He was the eldest son of nine children and is survived by all his siblings: Anne Carey of Florida, Arthur Genova of Plymouth, Tom Genova of Marlboro, Rose O’Donnell of Westford, Arlene Genova of Concord, John Genova of Needham, Mary MacGregor of South Carolina and Laurel Daly of Waltham. Tony was a devoted and loyal friend to many good men, especially Ron Peck and Bob Sullivan of Groton and Dennis Martino of Townsend and also many hunting and fishing buddies. He will be deeply missed and always remembered by his family and friends. Visitation will be at the McGaffigan Funeral Home, 37 Main St,(Rte. 113) Pepperell, on Friday, July 28th, from 4-7 PM; Funeral Mass at St John the Evangelist Church, 1 School St, Townsend, on Saturday, July 29th, at 10:00 AM. Remembrances in Tony’s name can be made to St John’s Church. Please see www.mcgaffiganfuneral.com
St. John the Evangelist Church
1 School Street, Townsend MA 01469