Anthony T. Severino

anthony severino

June 12, 1939 ~ January 27, 2022

Severino, Anthony, T., age 82, of Ridgefield, passed away on Thursday January 27, 2022.

Born in Palisades Park, Anthony raised his family in Bergenfield and Demarest. Tony was the owner of Apex Auto in Fort Lee, for nearly 60 years. He had an interest in construction; building his body shop, his sons’ houses and several other projects. Anthony had a love for giving a hand-up to help others get started and was genuinely interested in seeing people establish themselves in life and business. He enjoyed seeing them happy and flourish with whatever they chose to do.

Beloved husband of his high school sweetheart, the late Geraldine (nee: Paris, 2007). Devoted father of Anthony (1996), Mark (Cliffside Park) and Steven and his wife Dara (Emerson). Loving grandfather to Steven, Ashley and Holly. And special friend to Esther Lee and her children, Simon and Olivia.

Anthony came from a large family. He is predeceased by his sister Anna D’Ambrosio (2016), brother Frank (2018) and sister-in-law Denise (2019). He is survived by Thomas and Nicki, Michael and Nareetat, Peter and Janet, Louis, and Eileen and Vinny Anglace; sisters-in-law, Marianne Fitzpatrick and Betty Paris and his numerous adoring nieces and nephews, near and far.

Anthony made an impact on many lives and he will be greatly missed for his kind and easy words and demeanor, by his family, many friends and business associates.

The family will receive their friends on Tuesday 3:00 – 7:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Wednesday at 9:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in St. Michael R.C. Church at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. For condolences, directions, or information or (201) 944-0100 or.


Mass: February 2, 2022 10:00 am

St. Michael R.C. Church
19 E. Central Blvd
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

Visitation at Funeral Home: February 1, 2022 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

George Washington Memorial Park.
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. You were always there to help others in need , the crew from Gotham City Diner will always remember you, RIP Anthony.

  2. Our Uncle Anthony was (is) one of the finest men to walk this earth. I imagine his heavenly greeting to be one where he'll be so happy tp connect with those who left before him family friends and other associates. I imagine our dear friend Arthur B pulling up in his googa mooga bus full of family and friends. I love you Uncle

  3. Dear Anthony, You were the Patriarch of this family, and in true fashion you were a mentor, helpmate, and all around go to person when anyone needed anything. I will miss you so much. You have been my friend & "brother" for over 70 years. You will always be in my heart, and never forgotten. You must be so proud of the Legacy you left. You raised fine sons who I am sure will continue with your dreams going forward. Rest in the peace you so deserve in the Lord's arms.

  4. Please accept my Condolences to the Severino family. Tony was a true gentleman and friend. He was always there for my auctions biding and buying bicycles for children along with old police cars. I remember his wrecker was stolen and he found it in NYC bringing it back to Apex. Tony will surely be missed. Michael Cioffi

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