Rev. Dr. Anthony Welsh Cincotta DO, 64

July 19, 2011

The loving Rev. Dr. Anthony Welsh Cincotta DO, 64, of New York City, died peacefully in his sleep July 19, 2011. Born in Fulton, NY on June 18, 1947 he was the son of the late Anthony D. and Eileen Cincotta. Fr. Cincotta was a devoted Roman Catholic priest and Doctor of Medicine. He was ordained May 18, 1974 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse, NY., celebrating his 37`h year as a priest this past May. Fr. Cincotta was attached to the Archdiocese of Syracuse, NY. Through his devotion to medicine he truly displayed his spirit in Christ. Every day, Fr. Cincotta brought, and emulated, God’s love and compassion to all his patients and those that worked with him at the many hospitals and clinics in the NYC area. Fr. Cincotta was employed by the Mount Carmel Guild Behavioral Healthcare System, Newark, NJ: Staff Psychiatrist; and the PACT Program, Newark, NJ: Staff Psychiatric Home Visitation doctor, both under the auspicious of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark. Among others, he also held positions at the Brooklyn Veterans Hospital: ER Physician; and St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NY: Staff Psychiatrist. Fr. Cincotta was a well-seasoned traveller, who especially loved spending his Easters in Rome celebrating the Holy Season with priests from around the world. Fr. Cincotta was a devoted and most loved brother, uncle, priest, doctor and friend who lit up a room when he walked in with his easy going manner and conversational charm. His love of life and his infectious laugh will be terribly missed by all. He is survived by his sister Antonia Bertolozzi and husband Peter of Poughkeepsie, brother, Francesco Cincotta DDS and spouse Ariane Braillard of London; three nieces, Alexandra Zygmunt and husband Benjamin of LaGrange, Il, Andrea Bertolozzi and husband Andrea Piscopiello of Fairfield, CT and Tara Bertolozzi and husband Luca Collacciani of Milan, Italy; and his nephew Dr. Peter Bertolozzi DO of Groton CT. He is also survived by six great-nieces and nephews. Father Cincotta was educated at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Fulton and at Oswego Catholic High School. In 1969 he received a BS degree in Biology from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York. During the 1968-69 semesters he studied in Rome, Italy under a program sponsored by Loyola University of Chicago. Immediately following his graduation from St. Bonaventure he entered Christ the King seminary, also in Olean, New York, receiving a Master’s degree in Divinity in 1974, the year he was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood. After a brief stint as an assistant-pastor at a parish in Syracuse, New York he began teaching biology and theology at a local Catholic High School, while continuing his studies in biology at nearby Le Moyne College in Syracuse. In 1981 he earned a Master’s Degree in Genetics from Catholic University in Washington, DC. While a resident in D.C. he worked as an assistant Chaplin and research-assistant at Georgetown University. During his years in Washington he developed a growing interest in Medicine and in 1986 he graduated from the University of Osteopathic and Medical Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. Fr. Cincotta completed his medical training with residencies in Psychiatry and Neurology and Family Practice at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York City and was subsequently board certified in Psychiatry. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in The Church of the Holy Trinity, Fulton, NY. Calling hours will be Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Sugar Funeral Home 224 West Second St. S., Fulton. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

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  1. What a great loss to us all.I had the great pleasure to attend Oswego Catholic High with Anthony and recently spoke with him at our “45”th reunion and I remember thinking that there was a light around this man.Part of that was that great smile.He will be greatly missed.

  2. I went to grade and high school with Tony and for a short time worked with him while we were waiting to go away to college and remember what a kind person he was.
    Even after all these years I remember the aura he had surrounding him.

  3. I am deeply saddened to learn of Father Anthony’s death. I had just asked one of my high school friends about him because she had attended our high school reunion. There was always fun and a good laugh to be had when “Tony” was around. I remember going tobogganing at Battle Island Golf Course with a group of friends. We had a great time, but I do remember that the trip back up the hill seemed like eternity.
    It does not surprise me at all that he spent his life in service to others. I appreciated the article which brought me up-to-date on how he had involved himself . What a rich life he lived.
    “Tony” rest in peace. There is no doubt in my mind that your beautiful, serene smile is still ever present.

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