Louis Verdolino, Jr.

Obituary of Louis Joseph Verdolino, Jr.

Louis J. Verdolino Jr 7-29-1941 - 9-12-2020 Louis J Verdolino, Jr. (Big Lou) was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to his departed parents, Louis, Sr. and Emma. He is survived by his siblings, Adrienne, William and Armand and predeceased by his brother Albert and sister Virginia. Louis was married to Barbara Houlihan from Mountmellick, Ireland for 27 years, until her passing in 1992. Together they made their home in a little pink house in South Ozone Park, Queens, NY. They are survived by four children: Annette, Deirdre, Patricia and Desmond, daughter-in-law Corinne (Brennan-Verdolino), and two grand-children, Orin and Amelia. Louis joined the U.S. Navy while he was still in Boys’High School, and after serving his country was honorably discharged in 1965. He continued his service in the Naval Reserve until the mid 1980s. His expertise in hydraulics set him up for work with a wrench as a technician for The Brooklyn Union Gas Company, where he worked for 30 years. He played on the company softball team (The Lost Ten), and sang in the Brooklyn Union Gas Choir until he retired in 1997. After retirement, he moved to Barnegat, New Jersey and enjoyed his sail boat and being close to Atlantic City. Louis had strong faith in God and was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church, The Boy Scouts of America, The Knights of Columbus, CYO Athletics and local theater. He worked diligently to provide for his family, sending all of his children to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, and ensured they had an appreciation for music, art, and theatre. He loved making his Sunday sauce and macaroni, he loved calling his children, brothers, and sister everyday to check in and give the New Jersey weather report. He loved playing the slot machines and having a smoke. He loved his oldies music, game shows, doing the twist at every wedding, and singing. He even made it to Carnegie Hall. He leaves behind his loving companion Barbara Lombardo of over 25 years, with whom he shared many wonderful times, as well as sisters-in-law Virgina, Phyllis, Frances (Frankie) Houlihan and Annette Lehane, brothers-in-law William Edzards and Gerard McDonough, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews whom he loved very much. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Services will be held at: Rocky Point Funeral Home 603 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY. 17778. Viewing is from 10 am to 12pm Friday, September 18, 2020. An Honor Guard Ceremony follows at 12:30pm at Calverton National Cemetery 210 Princeton Blvd, Calverton, NY 11933. Please Follow Covid Protocols and Wear A Mask.
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Friday
18
September

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, September 18, 2020
Rocky Point Funeral Home
603 Route 25A
Rocky Point, New York, United States
Friday
18
September

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, September 18, 2020
Rocky Point Funeral Home
603 Route 25A
Rocky Point, New York, United States
Friday
18
September

Final Resting Place

Friday, September 18, 2020
Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.
Calverton, New York, United States
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