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
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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