Antonio Branco

Obituary of Antonio Paulo Branco

Antonio Paulo Branco, age 68, of Pittstown, NJ, passed peacefully on Monday, May 10, 2021, surrounded by his devoted family. Born July 22, 1952 in Belém, Brazil, he is the son of the late Lourival and Ida (née Souza) Branco. 

Antonio came to America when he was 3 years old, residing in Newark, NJ. Antonio was a 1971 graduate of East Side High School, who went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from NJIT in Electrical Engineering. 


Antonio married the love of his life, Donna (Legge) Branco on July 17th, 1982, they would reside in Belleville and Union NJ before settling in Pittstown in 1997. A true "Jack of all trades"  he would hold many jobs throughout his younger years, before having a long and successful career with Vac-U-Max for 36 years. Antonio would retire in 2017 as Vice President and Chief Electrical Engineer.


Antonio was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and son. He was the quintessential family man; he adored his wife and sons, they were his pride and joy, and meant everything to him. When he wasn't spending time with family, he loved to listen to music, play the drums, enjoy the outdoors, and constantly tinker through his endless list of “projects”. 


Antonio, a devout Catholic, was well known for his deep and unwavering faith. His joyful, vibrant personality was contagious to all. True to his faith, Antonio was humble and selfless; he always prioritized the needs of others, and his generosity was without bounds. Despite countless challenges and hardships throughout his life, the resilience of his trust in God was an inspiration.


He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Donna; two sons, Dr. Anthony Branco of Raritan, NJ and Daniel Branco of Pittstown; sister Lori Prata and her husband Sergio of Union, NJ; nieces, Jennifer Suarez and Brianne Sulikowski; nephews Jeffrey Prata and Alex Legge; brother in law Ralph Legge and his wife Kelly of Millstone, NJ; and his six great nieces/nephews. He is also survived by his life-long friend, kindergarten classmate, and best man Anthony Cuomo.

Relatives and Friends are invited to gather with the family on Friday, May 14th from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Martin Funeral Home, 1761 Route 31, Clinton, NJ 08809. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, May 15th at 10:00 AM, at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale NJ 08801. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Antonio's name may be made through IN MEMORY OF for Kessler Foundation, Please Click Here To Donate


Gathering of Family and Friends at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, May 14, 2021
Martin Funeral Home, Clinton, NJ
1761 Route 31
Clinton, New Jersey, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Immaculate Conception Church
316 Old Allerton Road, 08801
Annandale, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

11:00 am
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Immaculate Conception Cemetery
316 Old Allerton Road
Annandale , New Jersey, United States
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