Oct. 9, 1962-Feb. 3, 2003

WALLA WALLA - A funeral service for Anthony Rocco "Tony" Maccarone, will be held at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, in Milton-Freewater, on Saturday, at 2 p.m. Friends and family are encouraged to attend and share memories of "Tony" at the funeral.

Mr. Maccarone, 40, of Walla Walla, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Netart Bay, Ore.

He was born Oct. 9, 1962, at Walla Walla, to Tony Anthony and Mona Rea Ellison Maccarone. He grew up in the Walla Walla area and attended local schools.

A farmer most of his life, he and his brother, Paul, farmed together and had raised sweet onions for Freshpack since 1980. When he wasn't raising Walla Walla sweet onions he would go fishing, hunting or to watch a hockey game. During the winter, he and his brother spent their time at their home on the Oregon coast.

It was said he had a true Italian way about him, always getting the family together for holidays or just to have a great big barbecue. Every year, all the men, women and grandchildren in the family got together and made Italian sausages. He was always laughing and he always had a smile for everyone he met, making their day a little brighter and their troubles seem a little smaller.

Survivors include his mother, Mona Rea Maccarone of Walla Walla; brothers, Paul Maccarone of Walla Walla, Milo Maccarone of Lebanon, Ore., and David Maccarone of Seattle; sisters, Seville Tosto of Finley, Wash., Leona Standage of Walla Walla, and Monica Maccarone of Seattle and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.

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