Anthony Mollica

(Oct 23, 1914 to Feb 8, 2010)

Michelangelo once noted that “the marble not yet carved holds the form of every thought of the greatest artist.” Armed only with his hand tools, an unyielding work ethic and the gift to see the potential in any piece of stone, concrete or steel, Anthony created masterpieces. Long before moving to Delran, he built his own home from stone and marble. He also designed a complex grinding wheel to extract the oil from olives, which fast became popular. It was not long until long lines of Sicilian farmers visited him everyday. Likewise, after moving to the US, more than a few of the homes in Riverside have his mark, and he built many elaborate fireplaces for families in the surrounding communities. But when not at work, he could often been seen taking a leisurely walk around town, wearing his fedora, and singing an old Italian song. An immediate friend to everyone he crossed, he will surely be missed by all.rn Of the many farmers that used his wheel to extract their olive oil, the daughter of one caught his eye. And although this young woman, Rosaria (nee Greco), had three other potential suitors, she found herself dreaming of Anthony. It would not be long until their 63 year marriage would begin. Together they were blessed with their son Giuseppe “Joe” and his wife Rosemary of Delran, and their granddaughters Nina and her fiancé Christian “Creek” Torino of Flemington and Jessica of Delran. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Enrichetta Greco of Riverside, many nieces and nephews and his many friends.rn Come celebrate 95 hardworking years (Oct. 23, 1914 – Feb. 8, 2010) Friday from 8:30-10:30 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 at St. Peter’s Church, Riverside. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Samaritan Hospice 5 Eves Dr., Marlton, NJ 08053.rn

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