John A. Bellantoni

MILLERTON — John A. Bellantoni, 97, a resident of Millerton for eight years and a longtime resident of the Bronx, N.Y., died Feb. 12, 2019, at Sharon Hospital. 

Mr. Bellantoni worked as a display and packing coordinator for Sotheby’s Auction House for many years and also worked as a machinist at a shoe factory where he belonged to the local Teamsters Union.

Born Jan. 29, 1922, in Manhattan, he was the son of the late Giovanne (John) and Serafina (Sarah) (Patafio) Bellantoni. John attended PS 76 in the Bronx and the Institute of Manhattan, where he earned a machinist certificate. He also attended the Delehanty Institute. 

On Nov. 3, 1946 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in the Bronx, he married Rose Berna. Mrs. Bellantoni passed away March 27, 2012. 

John enjoyed raising and caring for homing pigeons in his spare time.

Mr. Bellantoni is survived by three children: Sarah Cahill and her husband, Tom, of Millerton; Debbie Slattery and her husband, Jim, of Raleigh, N.C.; and John Bellantoni and his wife, Doreen, of Monroe, N.Y. Also his brother, Carlo Bellantoni, of Yonkers, N.Y., and five grandchildren: Caryn Cahill, Cristine Tripi (and her husband, Bernie), Allison Slattery, Penny Bellantoni and John Bellantoni; four great-grandchildren, Samantha, Madeline, John and Isabel; and several nieces and nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by seven siblings.

Calling hours were held Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Ave., Millerton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Route 22 and Lavelle Road, Amenia. The Rev. R. Kent Wilson will officiate. 

Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Community Mausoleum, Bronx. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. To send an online condolence . visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com.