OBITUARY

William J. Larregui

April 26, 1926April 3, 2018
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Mr. William J Larregui , a long time resident of Amityville, died Tuesday April 3rd, just a few weeks short of his 92nd birthday.

Mr. Larregui was born in Brooklyn to his late parents, Raphael and Loretta Larregui. As a young man he was a member of the Boy Scouts where he fell in love with the outdoors. Years later he served in the U.S. Army being honorably discharged as Master Sergeant.

He excelled in school, having earned two Master Degrees - his first one from Stony Brook University in 1975 in Social Work, and his second in Public Administration from CW Post in 1983. He spent most of his career working for the Suffolk County Department of Mental Health, retiring at the age of 69. He was so proud of his Puerto Rican heritage. Many years ago he was a founding member of the group Adelante, an association of men and women embracing and supporting the Latin culture and heritage of Latinos on Long Island. The group proudly created and continues the tradition of the Latin American Day parade. His family recalls a man who loved to cook and enjoyed being outdoors. When time allowed, he and his wife would enjoy trips upstate to the mountains for peace and relaxation.

Surviving is his wife, Monserrate Larregui; and his children – his son, Stephen R. Larregui and Marianne Reyman and his daughter, Vanessa M. Larregui-Harvin and Eugene M. Harvin. Also surviving are his grandchildren – Jordan Michael Harvin and Jared William Harvin; and his siblings, Elizabeth “Betty” Villa, Andrew Larregui and Kathleen Policano. Predeceasing him is his grandson, James Eugene Harvin; his sisters Carmen Britt and Joyce Garran and his brother, Richard Larregui.

Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Thursday, from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours R.C. Church in Amityville. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow at 12 Noon, at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale.

Services

  • First Visitation Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Second Visitation Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Interment Friday, April 6, 2018
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April 5, 2018

William lived his life long and gallantly. He was very much admired by all. It's very difficult to say "Goodbye" to him, but keeping in mind the words of Jesus, who promised, "Just as the FATHER raised him from the dead, and made him alive, so too the SON also makes alive. (John 5:21) May we reflect on this promise to give comfort, peace and the hope of not saying "Goodbye" to William, but saying "Till we meet again".

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Biography

Mr. William J Larregui , a long time resident of Amityville, died Tuesday April 3rd, just a few weeks short of his 92nd birthday.

Mr. Larregui was born in Brooklyn to his late parents, Raphael and Loretta Larregui. As a young man he was a member of the Boy Scouts where he fell in love with the outdoors. Years later he served in the U.S. Army being honorably discharged as Master Sergeant.

He excelled in school, having earned two Master Degrees - his first one from Stony Brook University in 1975 in Social Work, and his second in Public Administration from CW Post in 1983. He spent most of his career working for the Suffolk County Department of Mental Health, retiring at the age of 69. He was so proud of his Puerto Rican heritage. Many years ago he was a founding member of the group Adelante, an association of men and women embracing and supporting the Latin culture and heritage of Latinos on Long Island. The group proudly created and continues the tradition of the Latin American Day parade. His family recalls a man who loved to cook and enjoyed being outdoors. When time allowed, he and his wife would enjoy trips upstate to the mountains for peace and relaxation.

Surviving is his wife, Monserrate Larregui; and his children – his son, Stephen R. Larregui and Marianne Reyman and his daughter, Vanessa M. Larregui-Harvin and Eugene M. Harvin. Also surviving are his grandchildren – Jordan Michael Harvin and Jared William Harvin; and his siblings, Elizabeth “Betty” Villa, Andrew Larregui and Kathleen Policano. Predeceasing him is his grandson, James Eugene Harvin; his sisters Carmen Britt and Joyce Garran and his brother, Richard Larregui.

Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Thursday, from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours R.C. Church in Amityville. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow at 12 Noon, at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale.