January 4, 1931 ~ November 11, 2021

Born in: Bronx, NY
Resided in: Fort Salonga, NY


Visitation: November 15, 2021 4:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: November 16, 2021 10:30 am

St. Joseph RCC Kings Park
59 Church Street


Mt. Pleasant Cemetery & Crematory
43 Main St.

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  1. candleDad – words cannot even express the amount of loss and sadness we feel . You left us too soon . We will miss you infinitely. We love you

  2. candleRich, so sorry for the loss of YOU…You will be missed by many….you were a Great person, and left a Wonderful Legacy.

  3. Grandpa, it will not be the same without you. You are the staple to our family and I can not thank you enough for all of the great times we had together. Thank you for all the support through all of my never ending adventures. You never missed a game or a police graduation. Could always count on looking up into the stands (sun, rain, snow) and seeing
    you up there cheering me on. I am so glad you were able to meet Mila and Maisie. Dina and I love you very much and know you will always be around. Now you can watch my work stories first hand because I know you will be watching down protecting me and the rest of the family. Love you Gramps and as you would always say “Roll it Brotha!”

  4. candleGramps- A few years ago we sat at the garden together and you were sad about not being able to get on the floor with me. I simply said “you’ve been doing everything for all of us for years, now it’s our turn.” It’s our turn to work hard and care for our family. It’s our turn to soak up every bit of summer sun. It’s our turn to carry your heart, your soul, your spirit. Rest easy, we’ve got it from here.

    Love you always,

  5. Grandpa/GPA/gramps,
    You are going to be missed by everyone. You are so special, caring, loving, hilarious, hardworking, and exemplified what family really means. I loved spending time with you. Whether it was just you and I playing volleyball in the pool, watching the Yankee games (even though many have been stressful over the years) or you gram and i going to get something to eat or drink. Joe DiMaggio once said “I want to thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee”. I would say I want to thank the Good Lord for you gramps. I hope that you can send some luck to the Yanks over these next couple years. I am going to miss watching games with you but I know you will be with me. We are going to miss you so much. Thank you for everything you have done for our family, it will never go unnoticed. Family first.

  6. Grandpa,
    I cannot begin to express how much I am going to miss you. You were the perfect grandfather, father, uncle, husband, and boss. You set an example for our whole family to follow. I will miss seeing you every day and hearing you tell me that I was being too loud. I will miss hearing your jokes and your laugh. I hope that when I grow up I am as loved and cared for as you are and that I live as good of a life as you did. I love you so much.
    – Maddie

  7. candleGrandpa, I never met my other grandpa so you were my only grandpa that I knew. Whenever I walked into your house I would always say “Hey Grandpa” and shake your hand. You would reply “Hey Al”. You were the only one who said Al more than Alex. I remember when I would sit next to you and watch football, Judge Caprio or Bar Rescue. You would ask me “Wanna watch something?” and I would always reply “No thanks Grandpa” and you would say your casual “Okay”. You would always let me and my friends come over to swim in the pool and have my birthdays at your house every year. One thing I liked to remind myself is that our birthdays are six months apart. One time when we were outside siting near the fishpond I would ask you so many questions and you would answer all of them. We would also talk about sports, schools or how our day was. I was so proud every day to know my grandpa was a marine who fought in the Korean War. You would always come to my cross country or track meets and I was so happy to see you every time. You would ask me “Did you come in first again?”. One of my favorite songs is My Way because of you. You taught me how to play solitaire. When I first started to learn Italian I remember you taking to someone else in Italian and you let me chime in if I understood. I’m going to miss seeing you in your chair and talk to you whenever I come over. To sum it all up you were the best grandpa to not just me but to all of your grandkids. Gonna miss you. Love ya.

  8. candleDad,

    Thank you for being the best dad and grandpa. You have touched so many lives. We are going to miss you so much.

  9. candlePop
    Thank you for everything you have done or us over the years You never said no to a trip or going out to dinner “HUNGRY “ As long as your family was around you were happy Thank goodness for pictures and videos so our memories will live on for ever. It truly won’t be the same without you
    Rest in place 💔

  10. Grandpa, I don’t think there was anyone who hasn’t looked up to you. Your jokes and laughs always ignited the room with happiness. And you never failed to make anyone laugh. You were such a strong role model to me. You never missed a hockey or soccer game. The support you always showed for me will truly be missed. I’ll always carry along the memories we shared. Thank you for everything, I miss you. Rest easy

  11. candleDad
    I will forever miss your smile that lights up the room when you enter it
    I will forever miss your unconditional love for your family
    I will forever miss our talks and walks

    Although my heart is broken it’s filled with warmth you will send down
    Rest In Peace my hero as I will love you always
    Xo Vicki & Maurice

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