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Anthony Richard Serino, 56, formerly of Peabody, died on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Desert Springs Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Lynn, Tony was the son of the late Angelo A. and Nellie J. (Fitzherbert) Serino. He grew up in Peabody and attended St. Thomas Grammar School and Peabody Vocational High School. After high school, he enlisted in the Army National Guard. When he returned to Peabody, he worked for many years as a fence builder, first for Malone Fence and then for his own company, Tiger Fence. He continued with his devotion to construction during his years in Las Vegas. He was an accomplished woodworker throughout his life who created many unique and sturdy hand-built pieces of furniture.
Tony was always energetic, strong and athletic. He played Pop Warner football, Little League baseball, and recreational hockey as a youth in Peabody. Tony was never content to sit still. At the age of five, he would ride a ten speed bicycle by sitting in the frame close to the pedals. At ten he was known at the Water Street Bridge for catching the biggest fish. All his life he helped anyone and everyone move house-loads of furniture.
Tony was very proud of his Italian heritage and of his large and extended family. He will be a part of our lives and in our thoughts forever.
Tony leaves behind his devoted companion, Debra Turner of Las Vegas; his son, Anthony “TJ” Serino, Jr. of Maine; his daughter, Deanna Serino and her fiancé, Clinten Rennick of Boxford; his siblings, Lee Faneuf of Salem, Gary Serino and his wife, Debra of Yarmouth, Maine, Linda Lambert and her husband, Michael of Newburyport, Laurie Serino and her husband, John Belanger of Danvers; Ernie Serino, Steven Serino and his wife, Patti, all of Salem; and sister-in-law, Jill Szynski-Serino of Methuen. He is also survived by three grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nellie and Angelo; and his brother, Sam Serino.
A service of remembrance will be announced at a later date. To honor Tony’s life, please become an organ and tissue donor.
Published on  January 24, 2017
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