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Anthony J. (Gus) Giustino

September 16, 1933 — October 27, 2022

Anthony J (Gus) Giustino Sr, 89, of Fort Pierce, FL, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2022, at the VNA Hospice House of Vero Beach, due to complications related to a fall.

Anthony was born in Worcester, MA on September 16, 1933, son of the late Giacomo and Angela (Galantino) Giustino. He graduated from Commerce High School and Quinsigamond Community College. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War where he received the Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Later, he became a police officer for the City of Worcester. During his 30 years of service to the community, he was shot while answering a domestic violence call.

After his retirement, he remained very active, where he was the Commander of the Italian American Veterans Post #3 for many years. One of the many highlights during his tenure was being awarded the key to the City of Worcester by the Mayor Raymond Mariano.

Anthony was an avid golfer and bowler. Throughout the years he ran several sports leagues, including the Worcester Police Golf League. He was a lifelong Red Sox and Patriots fan. Anthony also loved singing karaoke every week at the Vero Beach Veterans Club. He loved to travel and would return to Massachusetts every year to visit his family.

Anthony went by many other names; Dad, Grampy, Uncle Gus, and Gus the Bus. He will be missed by all!

Anthony is survived by his wife Mary Joan (Messier) Giustino, his sister Mary (Giustino) Castellani of Redlands, CA, and his twin sister Anny (Giustino) Lorusso of Worcester, MA. He was predeceased by his older brother Leonard Giustino of Worcester, MA.

He leaves his daughter, Kelly (Giustino) McVey and her husband Michael of East Sandwich, MA and his son Anthony Giustino, Jr. and his wife Julie of Statesville, NC. Anthony was blessed with seven grandchildren, Talia Kanaan and her husband Elias of Worcester, MA, Jacob McVey and his fiancée Chris Igoe of Lowell, MA, Evan and Chase McVey of East Sandwich, MA, Anthony III, Francesca and Hayden Giustino of Statesville, NC and one great- grandchild, Grayson Kanaan of Worcester, MA, several nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend calling hours Friday, November 25, from 10am to 12pm at the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester, followed by a prayer service. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, 162 Webster Street, Worcester.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, November 25, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL

370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

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Memorial Service

Friday, November 25, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL

370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

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Burial

Friday, November 25, 2022

Notre Dame Cemetery & Mausoleum

162 Webster Street, Worcester, MA 01603

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