Obituary of Luca R. Taffuri
Luca “Luke” Taffuri 78, of Pearl River, New York, a resident of 37 years, passed away, peacefully surrounded by family on November 12th, 2019.
Luke was born on December 23, 1940 in the Bronx to Pasquale and Nicolina (Burriesci) Taffuri.
Luke was predeceased by his devoted wife, Margaret in 2014.
A beloved father to Luke (Geralyn), Patricia (Ray Faltinsky), AnnMarie (Keith Reilly) and Lena. He will be missed by his 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his sisters; Millie, Margaret, Anna and Catherine, and brother Alfred.
Luke graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx and later pursued Theology at St. Jerome’s University.
He was a Military Policeman in the U.S. Army and served for 33 years as a Court Officer at both the Rockland County and New York Supreme Courts.
Luke was an active member of St. Margaret’s Parish and enjoyed supporting international missionaries.
He was an avid Mets fan, enjoyed time in his garden and loved watching and feeding birds from his backyard.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Monday, November 18, 2019 at St. Margaret’s Church, Pearl River, NY. Burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. Visitation will be Sunday, November 17, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Sorce Assumma & Shankey Funeral Home, 34 N. Summit St., Pearl River, NY 10965 845-735-4849.
34 N. Summit St.
Pearl River, NY 10965
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