1st Lieutenant Anthony V. Nigro (USMC Retired), 92, of Jefferson City, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Thursday, August 18, 2022.
He was born September 15, 1929, in Paterson, New Jersey, the son of James Vincent and Josephine (Russo) Nigro.
A 1948 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Paterson, New Jersey, Anthony received an associate degree in Computer Science from a community college.
Anthony enlisted with the United States Marines when he was eighteen years old, serving his country for twenty years from 1948 to 1968. He served in the Korean Conflict, receiving two Purple Hearts.
He was united in marriage on October 23, 2011, in Jefferson City, to Christine Brandel who survives at the home.
Anthony continued his career working as the Director of the Court Reporter Division at the D.C. Superior Court from 1968-1970; Director of Admissions at the D.C. Court of Appeals from 1971-1986; Director of Administration at the National Conference of Bar Examiners from 1986-1993; and Chief Deputy Clerk at the Supreme Court of Missouri from 1993-2007.
He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and was an active member serving as a communion minister and as an altar boy at ninety years of age.
“Tony” was a generous, and thoughtful husband. As a father, he was a guiding light and set an example of a well lived life. As a son of second-generation Italian parents, he was a devoted and supportive son throughout his long life.
He was an avid golfer, playing through his ninetieth birthday. He was an enthusiastic member for over twenty years at Meadow Lake Country Club. He cherished his time on the golf course with his many friends and was known for making customized golf clubs for his family and friends. He loved woodworking and especially loved his dogs, Missy Jane, and Missy Kay.
He is survived by his loving wife, Christine; and his son, Michael Nigro, Jefferson City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Joan Nigro; a daughter, Michelle Renee Nigro; a sister, Madeline Nigro; and a brother, Vincent Nigra (correct spelling).
Visitation will be 4:30 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City, with a prayer service at 4 p.m. An additional visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Peter Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Jeremy A. Secrist officiating.
Burial with military honors will be in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Peter Catholic Church or to Special Learning Center.
Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City. trimblefunerals.com