NYC Honorary Street Names


Anthony M. Scarpaci Sr. Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of 14th Street and 86th Street
Honoree: Anthony Scarpaci (d. 1989) took over the Scarpaci Funeral Home at the age of 21 after his father’s death in 1939. The Scarpaci Funeral Home was established in 1910 is still operated by the Scarpaci family. Many of the family members have been active in community and service organizations including the Lions International, Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis International and Peitro’s Fight. Anthony Scarpaci was a founder of the Little Sons of Italy, a charity that donates to orphanages in Sicily and New York which also established free schools to teach new Americans how to speak English while guiding them through the citizenship application process. He was also a founding member and president of the Ben-Bay Kiwanis Club, which has raised millions of dollars for various children’s charities over the past 50 years and still continues today. In 1962, after St. Frances Cabrini Church burned down, Mr. Scarpaci opened his funeral home to the community so services could be held every Sunday until the church was rebuilt. (Brannan)

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