Provenzano, Mr. Anthony,
Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 at St. Mary’s of MichiganMedicalCenter. Age 86 years. The son of the late Jack and Rose (Prezzato) Provenzano, Tony was born May 2, 1926 in Saginaw, Michigan. Tony attended St. Andrew’s High School and later married Anna Adragna, his loving wife of 63 years, on June 12, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan. She survives him. Along with his parents and brothers, had owned and operated Provenzano’s Grocery Store since 1935. For 50 years, the store stood as one the city’s longest family owned businesses. Tony was very proud of the Provenzano name and his Italian heritage. Tony was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church where he was instrumental in the Spaghetti Suppers for the Athletic Association. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council #4232 and the Fordney Club. In 2008, he was awarded the Sons of Italy Sacra Famiglia Lodge #2456 where he was Christopher Columbus Man of the Year for this contributions and participation throughout the year. Tony was a past member of the Germania Towne & Country Club. He loved to golf and was a avid Detroit Tiger fan. His greatest joy, however, was spending time with his family.
Surviving besides his wife Ann are one son, two daughters and their spouses, Jack J. and Jenean Provenzano, Saginaw Township; Rose and Ben Scherschel, Bedford, Indiana; JoAnn and Steve Dunn, Saginaw Township; five grandchildren, Dr. Matthew (Erin) Provenzano, Katie Ann (Matt) Engelhardt, Tony (Emily) Provenzano, Ana Scherschel and Ben Scherschel Jr.; six great-grandchildren, Grace, Elizabeth, Sophia and Isaac Provenzano, Collin and Carly Engelhardt; one sister, Zena Giacalone, Clinton Township; many nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Tony was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Dominic and Frank Provenzano and Mary Loiacano and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2013 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Randy Kelly will officiate with entombment in Oakwood Mausoleum. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. The Knights of Columbus Council #4232 will pray the Rosary 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.