Anthony P. McBride
1932 – 2017
ADAMS – Anthony P. “Tony” McBride, 84, of 10 Orchard St., long time Adams funeral director, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA.
Born in Pittsfield on August 28, 1932, son of the late Frank and Geraldine Wit McBride, he was a graduate of the former Adams High School with the class of 1950, and a 1954 graduate of Manhattan College.
Tony was a USMC Korean war veteran, receiving his honorable discharge with the rank of Corporal. Upon returning from service, Tony married his highschool sweetheart, Ruth McLaughlin. In the same year, he took over day to day operations of the McBride Funeral Home in Adams from his ailing father. He would devote 54 years of his life to the comfort of others.
During those years, he would become a founding member of the McCann school committee, he also served the broader Adams community through the school board, Adams Board of Selectman and ten years as a Berkshire County State Representative. In his “retirement” days he served as town moderator and only recently retired from the conservation commission, and with his wife devoted their time at the Pope John Paul Charity Center. Tony was a long time communicant of the former St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Adams. He was also a long time member of Adams Post 160 of the American Legion, where he served as Chaplain for many years.
Besides his wife of nearly sixty years he is survived by four sons, Brian McBride and his wife Lucy of Arlington, MA, Peter McBride and his wife Heather of Maynard, MA, TK McBride and his wife Bridgette of Kennebunk, ME, Shamus McBride and his wife Claudine of Andover, MA. A daughter, Julie and her husband Mike Cross of Groveland, MA. He is survived by eight beautiful grandchildren, Jacob, Cole, Olivia, Julia, Aidan, Ryan, Terry, and Liam. He also leaves three brothers, Neil, Tim, and “Mick” McBride and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Freitag.
SERVICES: The funeral for Tony will take place Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 10AM from the TROTTIER PRINGLE FUNERAL HOME, 6 Summer St., Adams, MA 01220, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11AM in Notre Dame Church in Adams. Celebrated by the Rev. Steven G. Montesanti, Pastor of the Parish of St. John Paul II, burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery in Adams.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Friday from 4 to 7PM.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to the Pope John Paul Charity Center in care of the funeral home.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 2, 2017
McBride, Anthony P. ‘Tony’ [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1954.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
McBride, Anthony P. ‘Tony’ [MC1954 RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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