In Memory of
Abraham B. Pellegrini
1930 - February 3, 2020
Abraham B. Pellegrini, 89, passed away peacefully
at home Monday. He was living in Harding, N.J., with his
family. He was born Feb. 20, 1930, in Staten Island.
Rose, his wife of 66 years, predeceased him in October
He served in the Army and was a veteran of the Korean
War, and was stationed in Guam for several years. After
serving as a police officer for the NY/NJ Port
Authority, he was promoted to a supervisory position,
which included special projects such as the JFK Peace
project in the 1960's. His tenure at the Port Authority
lasted over 40 years.
Abraham was a renaissance man, whose skills including
building his first house. He continued to improve his
homes utilizing his woodworking and construction skills.
He was a passionate gardener as well as an accomplished
chef. He also enjoyed ballroom dancing and traveling
with his beloved wife. He was an avid bowler; he bowled
for over 40 years in a Port Authority League.
Abe, as most called him, was the kind of person that
everyone loved. His wit never failed to bring a smile to
those in his company.
He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He
is survived by his four children, Susan, Gregg, Adrienne
and Kara (Michael Bilof) and his grandchildren, Arielle,
Jenna and Ethan.
Services will be held at the Harmon Funeral Home, 571
Forest Ave, Staten Island, N.Y. Visitation will be
Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass to be
held at Blessed Sacrament Church, 30 Manor Road at 11
a.m. on Friday. Interment at Moravian Cemetery
Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave.
Staten Island, N.Y. 10310
Published in Staten Island Advance
on Feb. 5, 2020