Anthony “Tony” Lawrence Blodgett, age 76, of Corning, NY, died Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the Bath VA Medical Center.
Tony was born in Corning, NY, on June 28, 1946, the son of Jesse Raymond Blodgett and Louise Anna Pagano. He was a graduate of West High School in Painted Post, NY. After graduating, Tony proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. A Veteran of the Foreign War serving during Vietnam, he was honored with 4 military medals.
Tony was a carpenter by trade. His career began with the Corning Carpenters’ Union. He retired from Corning Incorporated with more than 25 years of service.
A lifelong faithful Catholic, he was a member of All Saints Parish in Corning. He was a member of the Corning VFW Post 524 and the Corning Fish and Game Club.
Tony was a man who truly loved and cherished his family and friends. He was a dedicated sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also had a passion for gardening and cooking; sharing food from his garden and cooking for others provided him comfort.
Tony leaves to cherish his loving memory, his children Anthony Blodgett Jr. of NY, Daniel Blodgett (Rose) of NY, Holly Risch (Brian) of NC, and Wendy Blodgett of NC from a union in marriage to Carol Bowes of NC; a step-daughter Tammy McNutt (Brian) of FL (and a step-son Douglas Chambers of NY who preceded Tony’s death) from a union in marriage to Bonnie Blodgett of NY; sister Joanne Button of Bath, NY; (and her husband Frederick Button who preceded Tony’s death); eleven grandchildren Kristen Wurth of CO, Jesse Blodgett (Janell) of NY, Raeana Blodgett of NY, Ashley Miller (Matthew) of TN, Nathaniel McCurry (Ashley) of NC, Sabrina Jolly (Alex) of NC, Destiney Jolly (Bradley) of NC, Bradley McNutt of FL, Olivia McNutt of FL, Anthony McNutt of FL, and Douglas Chambers Jr. (Emalyn) of NY; nine great-grandchildren Amari Blodgett, Lucus Blodgett, Skyler Miller, Maddox Miller, Emmalyn McCurry, Lydia McCurry, Eli Embler, Ella Jolly, and Gunner Sharpe; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A private family burial will take place at Bath National Cemetery with military honors. A celebration of Tony’s life will be planned by the family and hosted by the Corning Fish & Game Club in Corning, NY.
Online condolences may be left at www.aclystoverfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that any donations be sent to the Bath VA Medical Center in NY or the Esophageal Cancer Action Network at https://ecan.org.
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