Hugo Visconti

| 29 Jun 2017 | 07:00

    Hugo Visconti, 91, of Warwick, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at his home on Park Lane.
    Born Aug. 17, 1925, in Maplewood, New Jersey, he was the son of Joseph and Josephine Visconti and the last of their seven children.
    Mr. Visconti, a World War II veteran who served in the Army Air Corps, was a fire officer for 34 years with the New York City Fire Department.
    Prior to that, he was a motorcycle patrolman and precinct policeman with the New York City Police Department for six years.
    He was a former trustee and secretary of the Board at The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and Museum in Rhinebeck. During his time at the Aerodrome, he reorganized the Aerodrome’s Museum as well as worked on the restoration of several vintage aircraft used in the summer weekend air shows.
    Due to this love of flight, he wrote numerous historical articles and a book on early aviation.
    He was a loving father, devoted grandfather and above all, a beloved husband to his wife of 49 years, Lillian, who predeceased him.
    He was always giving of himself, not only in love but in so many other ways, offering his many talents to anyone and everyone, never asking for anything in return.
    He is survived by his daughter Anne Cajigas and her husband Wilfred, his son Michael Visconti, his granddaughter Emily Cajigas, his sister-in-law Rose Giaccio, his sister-in-law Elaine Visconti and several nieces and nephews.
    Visitation was held June 25 at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Warwick.
    A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 26 at St. Stephens’s Church in Warwick.
    Entombment was in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
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