Silvio Marraccini (2005)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Longtime New Dorp resident Silvio Marraccini, 90, a loving family man, died yesterday in Staten Island University Hospital, in Ocean Breeze.
Born in Manhattan, he moved with his family to New Dorp Beach when he was three years old and graduated from New Dorp High School, where he played football.
As a youngster, Mr. Marraccini delivered bread from his father’s bakery, French Vienna on Richmond Road.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and volunteered for the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was stationed aboard the USS Hodges, where he was chief radioman, and served in the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. He attained the rank of petty officer.
Mr. Marraccini earned his bachelor’s degree from Wagner College, Grymes Hill, in 1948, and received his law degree from York Law School in 1951.
He joined the city Police Department and was promoted to detective. He then was an attorney for the NYPD until opening his general practice in New Dorp in 1958, where he worked for more than 40 years.
Mr. Marraccini was a member of the Richmond County Bar Association.
As a boy, he loved fishing at New Dorp Beach and helping with the family vegetable garden and animals.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Irene; his sons, Franklin, Ralph and Mark Marra; his daughters, Rosemarie Marraccini and Marge Holton, and seven grandchildren.
The funeral will be Monday, with a memorial mass at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church, New Dorp. Arrangements, including cremation, are being handled by the Hanley Funeral Home, also New Dorp.
By Staten Island Advance