OBITUARY

Albert R. Criscuolo

November 17, 1924October 30, 2018
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Albert “Sonny” Criscuolo of Bardonia, NY passed away on October 30, 2018. He was 93.

Sonny was born in Harlem, NY on November 17, 1924 to Frank and Maria (Bella) Criscuolo. Sonny married the love of his life Elsie and they shared 63 years of marriage. He provided for his family all of his life. He loved to take long car rides upstate; he enjoyed the warm weather and sitting out on the deck. He will be remembered as a kind, funny, and loving man. Family and respect always came first.

Sonny is survived by his two daughters Diane Criscuolo and Doris Monitto and his beloved grandson Louie Monitto and his 3 great-grandchildren Sophia Bella, Joseph James, and Nicholas Anthony Monitto.

Family will receive friends at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, 321 S. Main St., New City on Nov. 4th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Services will be held on Nov. 5th at 10am at the Funeral Home, Entombment to follow at St. Anthony Cemetery, Nanuet.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Sonny’s memory to Alzheimers Foundation of America: 322 8th Ave, 7th floor, NY, NY 10001.

Services

  • Visiting Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

Albert R. Criscuolo

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Maria Colomban

November 4, 2018

Our friendship began the day the Criscuolo's or as I may call them Criscoula's moved next door to us in Bardonia. I have been a friend of the family ever since. What I remember most about Sonny is his kindness, love of his family and his attire. Sonny was a sharp dresser with his leather jackets and his boots. Those boots went everywhere. My first experience with the Jersey Shore (Seaside Heights) was with the Criscuola's. Needless to say, when we went with Sonny he wore those boots. He would take off his boots and socks hold them, and walk onto the beach with us. After the beach it was always Lucky Leos, playing the wheel to win some prizes. We all had a great time. I am so glad I saw him a couple of days before his passing. May you rest in peace Sonny, no one will every forget you.

Diane Criscuols

November 3, 2018

I just want to start by saying I loved my dad very much. One memory I remember was when he walked miles to meet me at the finish line at the nyc marathon his first words when. He saw me was next time take the car lol. Another time was when I finally graduated nursing school he was so proud of me that he said now I know I will be taken care of. How right he was. PS remember always to stay 2 car lengths behind the car in front of you and always look for the help truck. My fathers stories his values and his love for family all live in us ...what a wonderful legacy , your loving daughter Diane the telephone cook ❤️ Every time I hear the song pennies from heaven and frank sinatra I will always think of you

Ann Koukos

October 30, 2018

The passing of my Uncle "Sonny" Criscuolo closes the chapter of a book that was well written. The story was of eight children who lost their mother and two young brothers when they were very young. It is not a sad story, they pulled together, the older children helped raise the younger and a bond was created between them that would last a lifetime.

All of them were just terrific uncles when I was growing up, but Uncle Sonny was special. He had a boyish smile that could win anyone over. His love of family had no bounds.

One winter Uncle Sonny wanted to teach all the cousins, including me, to ice skate. I knew he was a city kid so I didn't think he had much experience but he said he was a natural on ice skates. So all the cousins got geared up and headed to the frozen lake in South Plainfield. Uncle Sonny said "before any of you go on the ice let me show you how it's done." He started to skate and tripped on a twig, went flying and hurt his ankle. He had to be carried off the ice so he could get his ankle wrapped! He never complained, coming off the ice he said, "watch for twigs" and gave us all that sweet smile.

Thank you Uncle Sonny for being an uncle that created wonderful childhood memories for me and for giving me a great aunt and two terrific cousins.

With love,
Your niece Ann

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