Anthony J.


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Dover-Foxcroft - Anthony J. "Joe" Molinaro, 65, passed away July 9, 2019, at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Joe was born May 30, 1954, in Boston, MA, the son of Anthony and Dora (Porzio) Molinaro.
Joe retired after 30 years as a Local 7 Iron Worker, of which he was very proud. On the job site he was known as "Yak" for never being at a loss for a good story and a joke. He and his fellow iron workers worked on some of New England's most iconic buildings including Fenway Park, South Station and Gillette Stadium.
He had a love for hunting and restoring classic cars with friends. He was a member of the Biggest Bucks in Maine Club, the Red Devils Car Club in Franklin, MA, and served on the board of directors at the appropriately named Knuckle Head Hunting Camp.
Joe is survived by his loving wife, Denise (Maltais); a son, Jeremiah of Bermuda Dunes, CA and his partner, Alissa Meagher, of Encino CA; a daughter, Amelia "Amy", and partner, Christian Dionne, of Portsmouth, NH; sisters, Christina Wendt-Molinaro, and husband, Jay of Northville, MI, and Judy Molinaro of Portsmouth, NH; his brothers and sisters in-law, Debbie, Paul, Diane, Doreen, Phil, Steve, Tom and Donna; and more than 40 nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents; and brothers-in-law, Russ and Kenny.
Family and friends are invited to visit Sunday July 14, 2019, from 2-4PM at the Lary Funeral Home, 62 Summer St, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, where Catholic prayers will be offered at 3:45PM. Joe's family asks donations be made in his memory to the American Stroke Association/American Heart Association at Those sending flowers are asked to provide his mother's favorite color, yellow. Messages of condolences may be expressed at
Published on July 11, 2019
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5 posts

Jen Sullivan
Jul 14, 2019
Thinking of you.
Janice and Jim Ellis
Jul 13, 2019
Amy, Jeremiah and Denise.......... We were so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was such an energetic and loving man! Sending our love and prayers to all his family---
Ian Imbert
Jul 12, 2019
Amy, Jeremiah, and Denise- I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time.
Joan Shapleigh
Jul 12, 2019
I am saddened to hear of Joe's passing. He was always so kind and helpful whenever I visited your "Training Gym".
I remember him telling me about watching a fawn being born in your back yard.
My prayers are with you and your family.
Ginette Rivard
Jul 12, 2019
Denise, I am so sorry for your loss.