Anthony C. Eringis
Retired Service Representative for Crown Cork & Seal Co.
TEWKSBURY: Anthony C. Eringis, age 83, a resident of Tewksbury for 42 years, and active communicant of St. Williams Church, passed away at the Lowell General Hospital on Friday, November 15, 2019.
He was the beloved husband of Helen M. (Schmehling) Eringis, with whom he celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on April 26, 2019.
Anthony was born in Gustoniu Kaimas a village in the city of Panevežys, Lithuania on October 12, 1936. In 1949, he immigrated to the United States with his parents the late Peter and Elizabeth (Andrišenas) Eringis, his brothers Vyto and Stanley and sister Ono (Eringis) Sabaliunas. They settled in Baltimore, MD.
He graduated from the prestigious Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and worked as a 1ST Class Machinist for Bethlehem Steel. He then began a 36 year career with Continental Can Company / Crown Cork & Seal Company as a Field Service Representative.
In 1966, he was transferred to the mid-west region and moved his family to Willowick, OH where they lived until 1977. He was then transferred to the New England region and moved his family to Tewksbury, MA.
A devout Catholic, Anthony was a member of the St. Williams Church Adoration Group, the St. Williams Church Adult Choir, and the Fr. Francis Coppens Council Knight of Columbus # 4336 of Tewksbury.
Anthony enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and attending all of their dance recitals, softball games, hockey tournaments, baseball, basketball and volleyball games. His grandchildren lovingly referred to him as their “Papa”. He also enjoyed dancing with his wife, spending time with his family at Hampton Beach and Lake Winnipesaukee. He also loved travelling the world with his wife.
He was extremely proud of his Lithuanian Heritage and loved sharing the Lithuanian music, food and culture with his family. He especially enjoyed taking his wife to Lithuania and visiting the family farm where he was born.
In addition to his wife, his family members include seven children, Anthony Eringis and his wife Mary, Joseph Eringis and his wife Angela, the late Charles Eringis and his wife Hazel, who survives him, Julie (Eringis) Marino and her husband Brian, Gina (Eringis) Wirtz and her husband Steve, Donna (Eringis) Millette and her husband Gary, and Catherine (Eringis) Grace and her husband John; ten grandchildren, Holly, April, Christina, Andrew, Amanda, and Mark Eringis, Tricia (Eringis) Freiberg and her husband Rees, Michael and James Millette, and Anthony Grace; two great grandchildren, Elijah and Noah Freiberg; two brothers, Stanley Eringis and his late wife Grazina, and the late Vyto Eringis and his wife Ona, who survives him; one sister, Ona Sabaliunas and her late husband Leonas; sister-in-law the late Catherine Houston, also many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Calling hours are Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 4-8 p.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. His funeral procession will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the funeral home, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Williams Church, 1351 Main St., Rte. 38, Tewksbury. Services will conclude with Interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury.