YONKERS, N.Y. – Anthony J. Peluso Jr., a longtime resident of Yonkers, died Monday, May 23 following a brief illness. He was 84.
He was born Nov. 26, 1931, to Anthony and Catherine ( McIntyre) Peluso. He retired from CIT in Manhattan in 1987 as a senior vice president. He then went on to pursue a career reflective of his lifelong passion for marine art. He was an author, appraiser, guest curator, lecturer and marine art historian. He was an ongoing contributor to Maine Antique Digest and Antiques Magazine. He served as guest curator for the Mariners Museum exhibit of the paintings of J. & J. Bard at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. He also published two books on the subject. He graduated from Manhattan Prep and Manhattan College.
In March 1953, he married Marie A. Frey, also a lifetime resident of Yonkers.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Catherine Peluso Mandell of New York City, Christian Peluso of Hopkinton N.H. and Daniel Peluso of Yonkers; and five grandchildren, Sarah, Rebecca, Nina, Sophia and Anthony.
Visiting hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Whalen & Ball Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at The Church of Christ the King, 740 N. Broadway, Yonkers. A committal service will be conducted at Ferncliff Chapel.
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