Anthony J. Porpiglia, 75, a retired employee of Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors Corp. and a trustee of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, died Thursday (Feb. 8, 2001) in Chautauqua County Home after a long illness.
Before he went to work for Harrison in 1962, he managed Nuway, Acme and Loblaws grocery stores in Dunkirk, Fredonia, Meadville, Pa., and Erie, Pa. He retired from Harrison in 1982. In the 1950s, he operated Chuck's Dog House with his family at Wright Park in Dunkirk.
He was a past chairman of the Catholic Charities Drive in Dunkirk and in the 1950s managed Holy Trinity basketball teams for boys and girls. He was a member of the church's Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, the former Angeline Ricotta; three daughters, Johanna of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Frances and Mary DiMartino, both of Dunkirk; two sons, the Rev. Joseph D. of Salamanca and Anthony D. of Dunkirk; two sisters, Frances Bagola of Fredonia and Virginia White of Dunkirk; a brother, Charles of Dunkirk; and two grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Trinity Church, 1032 Central Ave. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Silver Creek.