A Leader in Rochester, NY Senior Living

Legacy Senior Living Communities is a private organization founded by Anthony DiMarzo. Legacy serves Monroe and Ontario Counties and has been in operation for over 25 years. Visit a Legacy in your neighborhood.

Mr. DiMarzo’s hard work, the hard work of his employees, and commitment has had a waterfall effect throughout the organization and over the years has positioned The Legacy brand as the highest standard in senior living.

The history of The Legacy – the Anthony DiMarzo story


The son of Italian immigrants, Tony DiMarzo knows what hard work is all about. As a youth, he and his siblings worked long hours in the family’s grocery store in a predominately Italian neighborhood on the west side of town. At the same time they began buying and fixing up properties for sale or rent in their neighborhood and then expanded into the city’s suburbs.

Even before Tony went on to study business and real estate at Syracuse University, he was purchasing and leasing small apartment communities. Upon graduating, Tony established Mark IV Construction Co., Inc., which has constructed and now owns and manages over 3,000 apartments, commercial office complexes, and retail plazas. Today Mark IV has 550 full-time employees, dozens of loyal sub-contractors, and thousands of residences in its portfolio.

Tony has three children of which two are an integral part of the day-to-day business. Sons Christopher and Steven both graduated from Hobart and William Smiths Colleges, and Steve received his MBA from The Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. Chris oversees new property acquisition, Champion Hills Golf Course operations, and management and new development approvals, Steve heads up the operations and construction departments for The Legacy Senior living communities and Mark IV enterprises respectively.

Creative in their approach to business, Tony and his two sons never shy away from a calculated risk—they were first to bring senior independent living to Monroe County. Established in 1987, Legacy Senior Living is an appealing and affordable alternative to living on one’s own as an older adult. There are now eight Legacy retirement communities located throughout the greater Rochester, New York region.

Despite his success Tony still places his family first. Quiet and unassuming in public gatherings, in private he is very compassionate and generous. His dry wit can liven up any conversation. Tony’s standards are high; his word is his bond. Many people depend on Anthony DiMarzo and his team for their livelihoods and, in the case of The Legacy communities, a better way of living. He, his sons and their 550 employees don’t let them down.