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Lofaro's Life of Service to the Community

John F. Lofaro, a GM retiree, crossing guard, life active member of Riverside Hose, and longtime resident of Sleepy Hollow, dies at 65.

The following comes from Coffey Funeral home. Our condolances go out the family:

John F. Lofaro, a longtime resident of Sleepy Hollow died October 18, 2012 at the age of 65. Born in Scilla, Italy on November 8, 1946, he was the son of Frank and Filomena Tropeano Lofaro.  On August 4, 1968, he married Santa Pirrotta in Scilla, Italy.

John had retired from General Motors after many years of service. In his retirement, he was the school crossing guard at Depeyster St. and Broadway. John was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church. He was a life active member of Riverside Hose of the Tarrytown Fire Department where he served as vice president of the company and he was a member of the Gariddi Italian Club of Port Chester.

John is survived by Santa, his wife of 44 years as well as his sons Frank (Silvana) of Sydney, Australia and John (Laura) of Irvington. He was a loving grandfather to Simone, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sage, Gregory and Calvin. John is also survived by his brothers Ralph (Nadia) and Frank (Lori); his sisters Elizabeth (Pasquale) Pirrotta, Anna (Doug) Nasto and Antoinette (Frank) Bellantoni and his brother–in-law Onofrio (Pina) Pirrotta.

Visitation will be at Coffey Funeral Home on Saturday and Sunday from 5-9 PM. His Funeral Mass will be at Immaculate Conception Church on Monday at 10:00 with entombment to follow in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society or Immaculate Conception Church would be appreciated.

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Gargamel October 19, 2012 at 02:25 PM
always a nice guy; a gentleman.
DeeplyConcernedabout T-town October 19, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Having known John for a number of years, he was a good friend and firefighter. Condolences to his family.
Denise October 19, 2012 at 05:15 PM
So sad about Mr. Lofaro. SH will miss him.
Truthhurts October 21, 2012 at 04:28 PM
God needed another angel! God let the family be at peace knowing he is in your Kingdom.
John Doe October 21, 2012 at 07:01 PM
I remember him from high school. He was a nice guy. Rest in piece.
Laura Lofaro November 09, 2012 at 01:24 AM
A true asset to his family, both immediate and extended. John will be missed terribly for a long time to come. As my father-in-law he made sure that I always felt welcomed into the family and he loved all of his grandchildren beyond measure. I will personally miss his silly grin and his laughter. XOXO

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