In Memoriam


Diego Modugno, 82

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Diego Modugno, 82, of Bay Terrace, a retired Port Authority car and equipment supervisor, National Guard veteran and loving family man, died Tuesday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton. 

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Mr. Modugno moved to Bay Terrace with his family 46 years ago. He was a supervisor in the General Services Division of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which repaired and maintained cars and equipment. He retired in 1989. 

Mr. Modugno served in the National Guard for 10 years, and attained the rank of master sergeant.

He loved tinkering with cars, woodworking, hunting and fishing.

"He was loved by everyone he interacted with," said his daughter, Francesmary Modugno. "He made everyone feel important. He was a positive, upbeat person."

Mr. Modugno was a parishioner of St. Charles R.C. Church, Oakwood.

Surviving, along with his daughter, are his wife of 52 years, Frances; his son, James A.; his brother, Vincent, and four grandchildren. 

The funeral will be Saturday from the Colonial Funeral Home, New Dorp, with a mass at 10:15 a.m. in St. Charles Church. Burial will follow in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp.

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