Peter Paul Faruggio

October 31, 1937January 7, 2014

Peter Paul Faruggio 76, of Yonkers, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 7, 2013 at home in Sand Key, FL comforted by his wife. He was born on October 31, 1937 in Yonkers, NY to Helen and Peter Faruggio.

He and his beloved wife, Barbara, were married for 53 years . Peter was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend to all. He is remembered for his quick wit, unassuming presence and engaging smile.

Peter was extremely loving and proud of his three daughters, Deborah Faruggio, of Westport, CT, Diane Nielsen and her husband Bill of Kingwood, TX and Mary McElwain and her husband Rick of Clearwater Beach, FL. He is also survived by his sister, Marion Thomas, eleven grandchildren: Ashley, Blake, Breiton, Chad, Cody, Danielle, Liza, Luke, Glenn, Ryan and Will and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. He graduated from Saunders Trades and Technical High School in Yonkers, NY and decided early on to pursue a career in law enforcement. Peter served on the White Plains Police Department as a police officer for 20 years. He held several positions in the Patrol Division and retired as Court Officer in 1979.

Peter then enjoyed a successful entrepreneurial career in retail as co-owner of two stores specializing in antique and vintage items.

Peter was a wonderful provider to his family, a responsibility he valued highly as a husband and father. His family considers this attribute an inspiring and loving gift that defined so much of who he was . Throughout his second career, Peter found time to enjoy extensive travel with his wife, family and friends. Excursions most enjoyed were the Grand Canyon, the Caribbean Islands, the California coast and Alaska.

After living most of his life in Yonkers, he relocated full time to his beloved New Jersey Shore with his wife in 1985. There he spent the next 20 years enjoying the beach with his family, long walks at sunrise, surf fishing with the guys and weekly trips to Atlantic City with his "poker buddies". Among the fondest memories for his family are "early morning" crabbing, seafood feasts and evenings at the boardwalk.

In 2006, Peter became a snow bird and migrated to Sand Key (Clearwater Beach), FL for the winter months. He welcomed family and friends to his "winter beach", appreciated the glory of every sunset and enjoyed dinner, dancing and camaraderie at the Italian American Club.

Peter was an avid coin collector. Throughout his later years, Barbara and he devoted several hours every day working together to add to his collection.

Those wishing to pay their respects to Peter are invited to join the Family on Friday January 24 at Leo Gallagher & Sons Funeral Home in Stamford, CT from 12:00 – 3 pm and 5 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday January 25 at St. Mary's Church in Stamford, CT. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers, NY

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in his memory to Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, Lymphoma Research Foundation, 115 Broadway, Suite 1301, New York, NY 10006 or Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, PO Box 29543, San Francisco, CA 94129.



  • Afternoon Visitation Friday, January 24, 2014
  • Evening Visitation Friday, January 24, 2014
  • Mass of Chistian Burial Saturday, January 25, 2014


  • Interment

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Gail Greenberg

February 6, 2014

Dear Barbara, Deb, Diane, Mary and family,

We are very sorry to learn of Peter's passing. You have constantly been in our thoughts and prayers. We remember Pete's great stories and how funny he was, his wit and love of the beach. He was a special, wonderful and loving husband , father and man. Always cherish the memories until you see him again in heaven. Love Gail, Seth and Hayley.

January 25, 2014

I am sorry to hear of Peter's passing.It was great to have been able to work with him.He will be missed.May you Rest in Peace Peter. Eric Benson WPPD Bridgewater Ct.

January 25, 2014

Great memories of Pete and the Normandy beach post office visits. God bless and give the peace only He can give. Fondly,Shirley Ashton(Fred passed May 07 2013)

January 25, 2014

Ms. Barbara, Deb, Diane, and Mary...may God bless you in this time of sorrow. The Chapman family is very blessed to have known Pete. Andrew summed it up by saying that Mr. Pete had the best sense of humor of any person he has ever met. He will be missed. Love, Joe, Stephanie, Andrew, and Joey

Heather Taylor

January 24, 2014

My Condolences to the Faruggio family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying you find comfort, and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold forever in your hearts.

January 23, 2014

God Bless the Faruggio family in this most difficult time. You were all blessed with the kindness and grace of a wonderful man in your life. He will always be with each of you in many ways, giving you strength and peace to carry on. He will be missed, but will always be there for you...God Bless you and that wonderful man that watches over you now.
Alan Moody


January 22, 2014

Dear Barbara and Family, you have our deepest sympathy.
Kenneth & Gail Lee
(Retired WP Police Detective)

Christine Pelczar

January 21, 2014

Mrs. Faruggio, Deb, Diane & Mary - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Such memories and good times we all had together! Mr. Farugg was really a larger-than-life husband, father and friend and he will be dearly missed. I'll never forget his kindness, and of course the delicious crabs!

dora viviano

January 21, 2014

We are so sorry to hear about Peter's passing. He was a wonderful man and I will miss his smile. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Nancy Viviano-Quinn

January 20, 2014

A beautiful man inside and out. I'll always cherish those Adirondack and Jersey shore memories with Mr. Faruggio. Love to all.