In Memory of
Louis L. Araneo
July 14, 2021
Obituaryon from family
Louis L. Araneo of
Middle Island, age 90.
Beloved husband to the
Late Laura R. Araneo. Cherished father to Roseann Maltz,
Janet Maffucci, Joseph Araneo, and Robert Araneo.
Grandfather to 13 and Great Grandfather to 7.
Lou was a Port Authority
Police Officer for 25 years, retiring in 1980 as a
Sergeant at Kennedy Airport. He spent his early years
working in the tunnels, then La Guardia Airport and
finally after he made Sergeant, he was assigned to
His first day at Kennedy
Airport, there was a hijacking, and he was told to take
food out to the police officers onsite. He had a map,
but saw a more direct route and decided to drive through
a building even though there was a man waving him off.
Turns out the other side of the building was a loading
dock and he landed the police cruiser on an incline off
the dock. Nonplussed, he asked a guy with a forklift to
right the police car and off he went!
highlight of his career was when his idol, Frank
Sinatra, came to the airport. Again, nonplussed, he
asked Frank if he would pose for a picture with him and
his crew. Frank obliged.
Lou made every family
member feel that they were the most special person in
his life. He will be sorely missed.
Love you Dad.