Peter Anesi

Obituary of Peter W. Anesi

Peter William “Bill” Anesi, age 92, of Lagrange, died Thursday, January 5, 2023 at North Westchester Restorative Therapy and Nursing Center in Mohegan Lake, New York surrounded by family. The seventh of nine children of the late Eleanor Garrow and Marcus Peter Anesi, he was born February 22, 1930 in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.  He attended Croton-Harmon High School, and completed a Machinist Apprenticeship with the New York Central Railroad Company in 1954.   

He married Barbara I. Logan on June 25, 1955 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Scarborough-on-Hudson, NY.  He was predeceased in 2016 by his beloved wife of 61 years.

Early in his career, he worked for Hydromatics, Inc. in Bloomfield, NJ where he was involved in programs for the F-1 rocket engine, used to break the sound barrier, and the Nova rocket engine, used for manned space flight.  With his wife and young family, he relocated to Dutchess County in 1965 to begin employment with International Business Machines (IBM) in East Fishkill, NY. Initially employed as a Precision Jigbore Operator, he retired from IBM in 1992 as a Senior Mechanical Build Analyzer and member of the IBM Quarter Century Club.  He further enjoyed a retirement career with Machine Technology Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY until formally retiring in 2011 to care for his wife full-time at home.      

Since 1974, he was an Active member of Poughkeepsie Yacht Club, Staatsburg, NY, and was subsequently made an Honorary lifetime member on May 24, 2010, enjoying many decades of boating with his family and friends on the Hudson River, Long Island Sound & Lake Champlain.  In addition to boating, he was an avid metal and wood-working enthusiast and could often be found crafting in his basement workshop. He proudly tended to the lawn and gardens of his 1-acre homestead in the Town of Lagrange, and was locally “famous” for his circular front-yard mowing technique, which he can still be observed performing via a “google-map” photo capture from 2019.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by his cherished siblings, Ruth Silver, Lewis “Bud” Anesi, Eleanor “Babe” Anesi, Donald Anesi, Dorothy “Dot” Bennett, Elizabeth “Bette” Broyles, and Robert “Bobby” Anesi, a sister-in-law, Jane O’Hara, an infant niece, Jeannine Anesi, and nephews, Arnie, Marc, and Bobby Bennett, Donny and Jackie Anesi, and David and Peter Silver.

He is survived by his three children, Bruce W. Anesi, CFP® of Wallingford, CT, Bradley J. Anesi (Julia) of Tuxedo, NY., and Beverly J. Anesi Rodriguez of Southington, CT, in addition to his one grandson, Anthony L. Rodriguez, of Attleboro, MA. He is also survived by his youngest brother, John “Jack” Anesi (Dorothy) of Oxford, CT, a brother-in-law, Richard O’Hara, of Mashpee, MA, as well as numerous, greatly-adored, nieces & nephews.

Private cremation will be under the direction of Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie NY. Interment and a Celebration of Life will take place at a future date TBA, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made in his name to any of the following: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave., Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, MD 20814, Wounded Warrior Project®, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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