Francis J. Meyer of Mattituck died on Feb. 1, 2024, at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 88.

Born in Queens on Jan. 28, 1936, to Frederick and Mary Harvey Meyer, he later married Marie Gleason on May 12, 1962. The couple initially made their home in Mastic Beach before relocating to Mattituck on March 5, 1970.

Meyer served in the Air National Guard Reserves and was a plumber by trade, operating Frank J. Meyer Plumbing and Heating. He was a member of the Mattituck Gun Club and a communicant of Sacred Heart Parish.

He was predeceased by his son, Francis J. Meyer Jr., on Feb. 26, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Marie; daughter, Valerie A. DeFio; brother, Frederick Meyer; grandchildren, Caitlynn “Casper” DeFio, Marie Victoria Meyer and Brendan DeFio; daughter-in-law, Violeta Bagaporo; and son-in-law, Bruce DeFio.

Visitation will be held on Feb. 5, 2024, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Feb. 6, 2024, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Mattituck Fire Department Rescue Squad or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are appreciated.