Town Of Huntington Obituaries (Week Of Jan. 25)

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, New York, Jan. 29

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

Obituary listings for the Town of Huntington.

Bruno N. Cergol
Bruno N. Cergol

Bruno Cergol, 78, Built Family, Community Values

Bruno N. Cergol, a resident of East Northport, died Jan. 24 after a nearly year-long battle with leukemia. He was 78.

Born in Corona, Queens, he was one of five children born to his parents, Francesco and Pierina, who were Italian immigrants. Married to his childhood sweetheart, Ann, in September 1956, the couple moved from Corona to Flushing, N.Y. and finally to East Northport in 1976.

Over his more than 50-year-long career, he worked as a commercial and residential builder in New York. His business partners were also his brothers, Gino and Frank; their firm, BPF Construction specialized in home renovations and outdoor pool and patio designs. The firm has serviced several celebrities, including Billy Joel, actress Arlene Dahl, basketball hall of famer Chris Mullin, baseball hall of famer Gary Carter, National Football League linebacker Greg Buttle and tennis player Vitas Gerulatis. BPF also renovated Manhattan’s Studio 54, a former nightclub, in the 1980s, among other big-name projects.

Known for his meticulous planning, his family said, Bruno Cergol was an intricate worker who was popular with business executives, home owners, architects and designers because of his affable manner. No matter how large the project was, he would typically reassure his clients with one simple mantra: “No problem.”

Outside of work, he served as a poll watcher in recent years for the Suffolk County Board of Elections. In the mid-1950s, he pondered a professional baseball career – the Brooklyn Dodgers offered him a contract, his family said – but he turned it down to stay close to home in the wake of his father’s death in 1953.

Even in retirement, however, his tools were never far from his side, his family said, as he took on various projects for Huntington-area widows in return for a small daily wage.

Ultimately, his greatest “wealth,” he had always said, was his family.

Along with his wife and brothers, he is survived by his four sons and their wives, Greg and Joan of Huntington, Gary and Gina Marie of Brooklyn, Chris and Mara of Elwood, and Mark and Bonnie of Mt. Sinai; his grandchildren, Emily, Kristina, Grace, Mia, Brooke, Nicholas, Alexa, Bruno, Francesca and Matteo; and his sister, Angelina.

Arrangements were made by Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home in Northport on Jan. 27. A funeral service will be held today at 9:45 a.m. at the St. Anthony of Padua Church in East Northport. A burial followed at Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery in Flushing.

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Record
(Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015;  A15)


Robert Crimmins

Robert J. Crimmins, a resident of Huntington, died Jan. 12. He was 76.

Born in Brooklyn, he was the beloved husband of Judy for 56 years.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his children, Kathleen and her husband Edward Miller, Maureen and her husband Kevin Hill, Robert Jr. and his wife Doreen, Daniel and his wife Maureen, Peggy and her husband Kevin Cunneen, Kevin and his wife Kathleen, Noreen and her husband Marc Gillespie, Patricia and her husband Erik Weber, and Brian and his wife Beth; siblings, Marie Navin, Joseph (Marian) and James; and 24 grandchildren.

Arrangements were by M.A. Connell Funeral Home in Huntington Station Jan. 14-15. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Jan. 16 at St. Patrick’s Church in Huntington and was followed by private interment.

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to Trocaire; St. Patrick’s Church Huntington; and/or the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research.

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander
(Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015;  A18)


Michele Di Stefano

Michele Di Stefano, a resident of Huntington Station, died Jan. 18. She was 55.

Born in Plainview, she is survived by her husband, Robert; her children, Gregory and Joseph; her mother, Matilda Krupitsch; and her brother, Peter Krupitsch.

Arrangements were made by M.A. Connell Funeral Home in Huntington Station on Jan. 21. A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 22 at St. Hugh Of Lincoln R. C. Church in Huntington Station. Private interment followed at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander
(Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015;  A18)

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