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.

7 thoughts on “Rev. Dr. Anthony Welsh Cincotta DO, 64

  1. He will be missed by his patients, colleagues and medical facilities he worked at as a very hard working physician, dedicated, responsible, and devoted professional.

    God called him to continue his great work for him and he left us with legacy of his outstanding life achievements and exemplary devotion to medicine

  2. Antonia ,Frank and family,

    The news of Anthony’s death saddened me. Such great memories of all of us growing up makes me smile as I remember that infectious laugh and smile.

    Thoughts and prayers with you and your families. Anthony,your life was short ,but your impact will carry on for all your friends,patients and family.


  3. What a good life Anthony lived with so much that I wasn’t aware of! Our paths could have crossed after high school in Rome as I lived in Italy during the same time or in DC as I have family there also. Seeing him at our reunion last year was an encouragment to my heart for his faithfulness to his callings.

    God has brought another son to glory!

    Sue R.

  4. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Fr. Anthony from the Dominican Sisters at Sparkill who taught Anthony and still fondly remember him. I taught Anthony in the 7th Grade and have wonderful memories of him. We kept in touch over the years. He left me a message on voicemail a few weeks ago to congratulate me on my 6oth anniversary and promised to visit with Br. Michael Harlan. We were so looking forward to that visit which never happened.
    Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your brother, uncle and cousin. So many peole he touched in his life as priest, physician and healer will miss him dearly.
    May our Compassionate God console your hearts and give you peace.

    Sister Alice Madeline Smith, OP

  5. What a wonderful, blessed life he lived. I went to school with Anthony, and he was such a great guy back then also! He touched many, during his life, and had great impact in all he did. God led him in many directions while following God’s will. He helped so many people during his life, and is surely going to be missed by all his family and friends, as well as the many people that he cared for in many ways. My heart goes out to his family in his friends and my prayers as well. He is now with our Lord, I am very sure of that. God has called Anthony from this life to enjoy the fullness of the risen life with Jesus and all his tender mercy. Mercy is certinly what Anthony had! Bless you–his family.

  6. I am very saddened to learn about Anthony’s passing. We grew up together, often sitting across the aisle from each other (and often caught talking or laughing), at St Mary’s in Fulton. He took me to my first dance at the Fulton Chamber of Commerce when we were in the 7th or 8th grade. I remember well the day he told me his decision to become a priest. What a very special man. He has touched so many lives and I am sure that he is in a very special place with our Lord. My condolences to his family.

  7. It was July 7, 2012 when I learned of my dear friend’s passing. I placed my usual call to him on Thanksgiving and never heard back from him. Then again I called him on Christmas and did not hear back from him. While watching a movie that took place on the streets of Manhattan, memories flooded back to me of the times we spent hanging out at Central Park. I called him on July 6, 2012 to find his phone had been dissconnected. I imediately sent an e-mail to him threatening to come to NYC and track him down if he didn’t respond within 24 hours. A day later, no call back. It was then that I googled his name to see if I could locate his brother. The first thing that popped up was a the smiling face of my dear friend, followed by his obituary. I can not tell you how saddened I was.
    I didn’t know him as Father Cincotta or Dr Cincatta, but simply as Tony. I met him while a was interning at Georgetown University in 1982. We were lab partners. He made me laugh and loved life. After that we stayed in touch , in spite of the fact that I lived in California, and saw each other about once a year, when he came to San Diego, for his annual convention.
    Tony was a special person and one of God’s unique creations. I will no longer be waiting for my dear friend to call me back, but instead will be anticipating our reunion in heaven one day.
    My prayers are with his entire family whom he loved more than anything on this earth.

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