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Gift of Life Board Member Tony Messineo Passes Away

Michael Yurieff  | Published on 2/23/2016

Beloved Gift of Life Board Member Anthony Messineo passed away on February 20, 2016 at the age of 85. Tony is survived by his wife Rose Marie, son Glenn, daughter Cindy, and nine grandchildren.


Tony will be greatly missed by the entire Gift of Life community. He was a tireless and dedicated champion of children suffering from heart defects. Many, many children all over the world owe him an enormous debt of gratitude. His passing is a great loss to all. He will forever be remembered in the hearts and minds of the children, families, and colleagues his life has touched.

Wake and visitation at the Dodge Thomas Funeral Home, 26 Franklin Avenue, Glen Cove, NY on Wednesday, Feb. 24th from 7-9pm and Thursday, Feb. 25th from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Mass at the Church of St. Hugh's of Lincoln, Huntington Station, NY, Friday, Feb. 26th at 10:30am. Donations may be made at

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