In Memoriam


In Memory of

Abraham B. Pellegrini

February 20, 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 2018.

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 immediately following.

Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave.
Staten Island, N.Y. 10310
(718) 442-5056

Published in Staten Island Advance on Feb. 5, 2020


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