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Anthony W. Croci

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at West Main Baptist Church for Anthony W. Croci of Hope.

Croci, 48, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Roswell.

Jason Kraft will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Anthony was born Dec. 14, 1968, in Orange County, N.Y., to Anthony Croci and Warnet June (Cables) Adams. He was a longtime Artesia-area resident after moving here from Tularosa in 1990.

He served his country for a short time in the U.S. Army-National Guard.

On July 8, 1999, he married Julie Littleton in Artesia.

Anthony was a member of West Main Baptist Church and worked many jobs in the oilfields, most recently as a consultant. He enjoyed riding motorcycles through the mountains and just getting away, and loved his dogs and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Croci, of the family home; father Anthony Croci of New York; mother Warnet June Adams of Artesia; daughter Vynnessa Croci of Artesia; son Anthony Croci Jr. of Artesia; son-in-law Wesley Stone of Artesia; sisters Lori Croci and Stacy Croci, both of the East Coast; and brothers Tony Croci and Joe Croci, both of the East Coast.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Skip Mann.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.