Anthony Mott, age 81, passed away on June 20, 2018, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born on May 27, 1937 in Washington D.C., the son of Frederick and Marjorie. Tony was a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Michigan (MBA – 1960; MHA – 1965).
After serving a brief stint in the Air Force National Guard, followed by three years with Standard Oil of Ohio, Tony switched career paths, returning to the University of Michigan for graduate work in Hospital and Healthcare Administration. After graduation, Tony spent seven years at Hartford Hospital, first as administrative resident and then as Vice President, following which he moved to Rochester, New York to serve as Executive Director of The Finger Lakes Health System Agency. During the ten years that Tony served in this capacity, he sat on a number of state and national boards and committees, including eight years as Chairman of the NY State Association of Health Planning Agencies and two years as President of the American Health Planning Association. In 1978, Tony received the Richard H. Schlesinger award as the top health planner in the nation. In 1982, he returned to New England to serve as Vice President of Corporate Development and then as Executive Vice President of Baystate Health. During his nineteen years at Baystate, Tony coordinated strategy and corporate development, playing a key role in the creation and development of Health New England, Reed’s Landing (now Loomis at Lakeside), and Baystate Health’s network of satellite physicians’ offices. Additionally, he coordinated the mergers of Baystate with Franklin Medical Center, Mary Lane Hospital, and the VNA of Greater Springfield. Tony retired in 2002.
Tony was an avid golfer and the ultimate golf partner, who always kept his sense of humor on and off the course. He was a lifelong Democrat, whose other major regret was that cancer prevented him from seeing the downfall of Donald Trump and all that he stood for. Tony leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Joan; his two sons, Christopher (Easthampton MA), and David (West Bay Shore, NY); David’s wife, Jessica, and their children: Cassidy (7) and Conor (5). He deeply loved and was extremely proud of all of them. Tony is also survived by brothers Peter of Rochester NY and Andy of Chevy Chase MD.
All funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a contribution to the Baystate Children’s Hospital 759 Chestnut Street Springfield MA 01199. For more information, please visit www.forastiere.com