Obituary of Anthony "Tony" "Buck" Pagliughi, Jr.
Anthony ("Tony","Buck") Paul Pagliughi Jr, 63, husband of JoAnn (Garavelli) and son of Anthony Paul Pagliughi Sr. and Lorraine Scott Pagliughi, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 29, 2018. Tony was born on December 27, 1954 and was a lifelong resident of Glastonbury, CT. After graduating from Glastonbury High School in 1972, he joined his father working at Glastonbury Oil & Service Station before becoming co-owner of Glastonbury Oil Company. Tony was a long time member of the Glastonbury Volunteer Fire Department. He worked up through the ranks, originally joining as a firefighter in 1973, becoming Engineer in 1978, promoted to Lieutenant in 1984, and promoted to Captain at Company 4 in 1992 before being promoted to Deputy Chief in 2007. He was then promoted to his current rank of Assistant Fire Chief in 2010. He had a passion for cars, especially Ford muscle cars, and immensely enjoyed showing his 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie at car shows throughout New England, including Carlisle, PA and Lake George, NY. His favorite event was the annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show in Lake George, NY, somewhere he had regularly traveled to with his family. He also took great pride in a 1969 Ford Falcon that he completely restored (along with the proper upgrades) with his son, Anthony. Tony served as an Auxiliary Trooper for the Connecticut State Police, volunteering his time at Troop H for over 35 years. Additionally Tony was a member of the Matson Hill Club in South Glastonbury for most of his life and participated in the weekly Setback League for many years. Tony enjoyed traveling with his family and particularly loved taking cruises with his wife, something they had done for over 30 years. Especially memorable were the family Easter trips to Las Vegas in addition to various trips to Nashville, TN. "Uncle Buck" as he was known by many younger folks in the Glastonbury Fire Department community, was a mentor to all; admired and greatly respected by countless individuals. He provided guidance (and humor-everyone loved his one-liners) to any that came to him and had an affinity for not only helping others, but helping them to become better people. Besides his parents and his beloved wife of 39 years, Tony is survived by many loving family members, including his son Anthony Paul Pagliughi III and his fiance Alyssa Callahan, his two daughters; Allison Pagliughi and Angela Pagliughi, his siblings Scott Pagliughi and his wife Deborah, Jean Monaco and her husband David, Jory Pagliughi, Lisa Mazzeo and her husband Jon, John Pagliughi and his wife Tina, and his sister and brother-in-law Donna Myers and her husband Larry. He also leaves behind many extended family members in the area, including New York. Tony was predeceased by his brother Gregory John Pagliughi. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday August 4 at 10am in St. Dunstan Church, 1345 Manchester Rd., Glastonbury (please meet directly at church). Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Glastonbury. Friends may call at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury on Friday Aug. 3 from 3-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glastonbury Volunteer Fire Department. Donations can be sent to "Attn: Glastonbury Fire Department" 2155 Main St. Glastonbury, CT 06033. For online condolences please visit www.mulryan fh.com.