|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1903|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1977|
Emil Vincent "Tony" Arminio, 74, who began learning the tailor's art as a 7 year old apprentice, died Wednesday night at General Hospital after a short illness.
Mr. Arminio, the son of an Italian immigrant who operated a tailor shop on Market Street in Jackson, was a former employee of the old McCall-Hughes men's clothing store. At the time of his death, he worked at Richard's Men's Shop in Jackson.
Funeral services will be at 10:30am Saturday at Griffin Funeral Home chapel with Father Bill Stelling officiating. Burial will be in Ridgecrest Cemetery.
Mr. Arminio, who took over operation of his father's tailor shop and worked on his own, later moved to an alterations shop and finally went to work as a tailor for retail clothing stores. He continued to use his father's old tailoring equipment, part of which was lont in the fire that destroyed McCall-Hughes store.
Called "one of a vanishing breed", he refused to depend wholly on sewing machines and modern contriances, preferring to rely on the stitching done by his own hands in his desire to give customers the quality he felt they wanted.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lucille Watson Arminio of Jackson and a sister, Mrs. Teresa Acocella of Arlington, NJ.
Pallbearers will be Ed Whalley, John Moody, Richard Day, Tim Shultz and Charles Hardee.
Rosary will be said at the funeral home Friday at 7:30pm. (bio by: Wanda K. Lee)
Lucille Watson Arminio (____ - 1987)*
Plot: Section H/Group 1, Lot 2, Space 2
Created by: Cristie
Record added: Apr 14, 2008
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