In Memory Of Lt Anthony Caccia (Ret.)


ANTHONY N. CACCIA, 78, of Metcalf Avenue, a retired city fire lieutenant and former Lymansville fire chief, died Sunday, Oct 3, 2004 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital.

He was the husband of Madeline (Salvati) Caccia; they had been married for 57 years. Born in Providence, the son of the late Donato and Filomena (Rico) Caccia, he was a lifelong North Providence resident.

Mr. Caccia started his firefighting career at the age of 16, as a volunteer with the Lymansville Fire Department, where he served for 30 years before retiring as chief.

He also had been an officer in the North Providence Police Department, and had been a heavy-equipment operator with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 57, for 18 years, before he was appointed to the North Providence Fire Department, in 1971, as one of the city's first 10 permanent firefighters. He retired from the department, as a lieutenant, in 1991.

He was a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, the State of Rhode Island Fireman's League, the Woonasquatucket Valley Fireman's League and the North Providence Retired Police and Fire Association.

Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Phyllis Martone of North Providence and Patricia Ziroli of Smithfield; five grandchildren, Donald Martone of Attleboro, Lori Martone and Dawn Marchand, both of North Providence, and Anthony and Christopher Ziroli, both of Smithfield; and three great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Paula La Vecchia.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Elliott M. Robbins Chapel, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Thomas Church, 65 Fruit Hill Ave., Providence. Burial, with military honors, will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

    Tony was a nice, unassuming guy who got along with everybody; dedicated and friendly.  He will be missed by all.