Former longtime Patchogue resident Anthony Palumbo of Mattituck died at his home Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. He was 80 years old.
Born in Brooklyn Dec. 29, 1938, he was the son of Maria (Perrone) and George Palumbo. He graduated from Patchogue High School and later joined the U.S. Coast Guard.
On June 21, 1961, in Blue Point, he married Diane Shene and together they had three children.
He worked for the Suffolk County Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office for 35 years and retired as a detective. He was a member of the Davis Park Fire Department, Patchogue Fire Department (where he held office as the fire commissioner), Suffolk Detectives Association and Retired Detectives Association, Knights of Columbus, NRA, Mattituck Gun Club, St. Frances De Sales R.C. Church and Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church.
In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by his children: Lori Palumbo, Sharon Palumbo and Anthony H. Palumbo; three grandchildren: Lorelei Palumbo, Ryan Palumbo and Madeline Palumbo; and three sisters: Rita Perry, Virginia Palumbo and Nancy Mason. He was predeceased by three brothers: George, William and John.
The family received visitors Jan. 8 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 9 at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C Church in Mattituck, officiated by Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt. Interment followed at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue.
Memorial donations to Maureen’s Haven, 28 Lincoln Street, Riverhead, NY 11901 would be appreciated.