Deacon Peter F. Acquaro

deacon peter acquaro

Deacon Peter F. Acquaro, February 28, 1948 – March 26, 2022. Peter “Deacon Pete” Acquaro lived a storied life with a deep love for his country, a passion for flying and a relentless work ethic. He is a Vietnam Veteran, retired Air Force Lt Colonel, Nassau County police officer, before becoming an airline pilot with US Air & American. Prior to retiring he served as an FAA inspector & instructor at Farmingdale College. He loved telling stories, cherished time on his boat, traveling & spending time with family. Pete is survived by his wife Kathleen, his sister Lorraine, his children and their spouses, Peter & Lee Ann, Phil & Nickole, Paul & Stacey, and Kerrin & Pete, his grandchildren, Nicholas, Brennan, Quinn, Harrison, Jordan, Caroline & Mackenzie, and his great granchild Hartlee.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital or Long Island Cares, Harry Chapin food bank. Please note to send a correspondence to the funeral home so we can forward the donation information to the family. Branch Funeral Home 551 Route 25A Miller Place NY 11764


Visitation: March 29, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Visitation: March 29, 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Visitation: March 30, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Mass of Transferral: March 30, 2022 7:00 pm

St Frances Cabrini RC Church
134 Middle Country Road
Coram, NY 11727

Mass: March 31, 2022 10:00 am

St. Frances Cabrini R C Church
134 Middle Country Rd.
CORAM, NY 11727


Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Deacon Peter F. Acquaro 's name.

Long Island Cares

10 Davids Drive
Hauppauge, NY

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN

Memories Timeline


  1. Duty, Honor, Country is the credo you lived by cousin Peter and it’s what your sons, cousins and relatives who have served continue to uphold. Rest in peace cousin.

  2. He really will be missed, he cared for the whole community. He was such an interesting person to converse with. Much love to Kate and the family.

  3. candlePeter, you were ‘larger than life’! Such a distinguished and varied life. Rest peacefully and fulfilled.

  4. So very sorry for the loss of your beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather. Praying for the entire family at this difficult time. 🙏

  5. candleSo very sorry for the loss of your beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather. Praying for the entire family at this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.

  6. Dear Kate and family,
    Surely Peter has flown directly into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father where he will rest peacefully, free of the bond of this earthly life.
    Peter possessed a ready wit, an engaging smile and an open heart; a bright light that shone gloriously and warmed the souls everyone in his presence.
    Peter was an exemplary gentleman who will always be remembered fondly and with the greatest respect.
    My love and prayers are with you and all those who Peter loves. 🙏

  7. Pete will always hold a special place in my heart. He served our country with distinction in Vietnam and continued to serve as a police officer. Pete had significant accomplishments at the airlines, teaching and the FAA. Most importantly Pete served his God and church. I will miss his special sense of humor and his caring attitude. Thoughts and prayers go out to Kate and her family at this most difficult time

  8. candlePhil,
    Thinking of your family during this time. It is an honor to know and work with you and it sounds like you take after your father. Take care of yourself and yours during this time.

  9. Dear Kate, Pete, Phillip, Paul and Kerrin, Peter believed strongly in the family bonds and this strength came from his faith in God. He will always be with you guiding you, comforting you in a song a prayer or a thought. We will miss his stories and his smile, happy journeys cousin Peter!!

  10. candleDear Kate and Family, Deacon Peter will be greatly missed by me and my family. Always there to help, always filled with a love of family and community. We will miss his caring ways and awesome sense of humor. He will be missed very much, but know he will be with all of us in spirit. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Much love to all… Love Pat, Arthur and Kelly Harris

  11. Dear Kate & family, Deacon Peter was a warm & wonderful person. He inspired many with his homilies and other services especially the stations of the cross. His memory will remain green in our hearts.
    Our love & prayers are with you & your family for comfort & healing. May his soul rest in peace with angels & on our heavenly fathers arms.

  12. To the Acquaro family:
    I offer my deepest & heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I am a colleague of Paul’s at the US Merchant Marine Academy and although I did not know Peter, I can tell from my acquaintance with Paul that Peter, and the entire family are people of high esteem. Although it may be common to say, I truly will have all of you in my heart and prayers now and always.

  13. Dear Acquaro family,
    My sincere condolences at this most difficult time. I was Pete’s room mate at Suburban Airlines in Reading PA back in 1987. Pete was so accomplished at the time, and had riveting stories….ALL the time! Pete had deep passion , and an unwavering commitment in all that he did. Pete quickly jumped to US Air, and I followed him there some two years later. I only ran into Pete two to three times while at the airline, and we always shared a good laugh about something going on at the time. There will never be another like him! I’ll cherish his memory, and may he rest in peace with our Savior.

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