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John Zangrillo

June 14, 1922 — March 14, 2012

John Zangrillo Chester, New York John Zangrillo of Chester, New York a Farmer and Partner/Owner of Scattered Acres Farm, LLC for over 70 years and a lifelong resident of the area, died March 14, 2012 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Wallkill, New York. He was 89 years of age. The son of the late Luigi and Guiseppina Zangrillo he was born on June 14, 1922 in Chester, New York. He was a member of St. Columba R.C. Church, He was a Life Member with over 50 years of service to the Walton Engine and Hose Company 1, Chester Fire Department, a Trustee of Walton Engine and Hose, a member of the Chester Town Board for 20 years. He was a founding member and former Vice President of Orange County Vegetable Growers Association, and a member of the Orange County Farm Bureau, where he was a former Director. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Columba Holy Name Society and a member for over fifty years of the Middletown Elks Lodge 1097. Johnny was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He took pride in his farm which was an important part of his life. Survivors include his wife of 55 years Marian Bierstine Zangrillo at home, his son Thomas J, and his wife Colleen Zangrillo, of Warwick, NY and daughter Christine Zangrillo of Royersford, PA. His grandchildren Julia, Lauren, Rachel and John Zangrillo also survive him along with several nieces and nephews including Joni and Paul Thomas, JoAnne Zangrillo, Sol Levin and Tina Zangrillo and several great nieces and nephews also survive. John was pre-deceased by his brother Angelo L. Zangrillo and his wife Serena, his sister Phyllis Scandurra and her husband Joseph and his niece Marie Scandurra. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012 during the hours of 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, 139 Stage Road, Monroe, New York 10950. Firematic services will be held on Friday evening at 7:00 PM at the funeral home conducted by the Chester Fire Department A Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at St. Columba R.C. Church 29 High Street, Chester, New York 10918 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at St. Columba R.C. Church Cemetery, Route 94, Chester, New York 10918. Memorial contributions can be made in John's name to the American Heart Association PO Box 3049, Syracuse, New York 13220-3049 or to the Charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, 139 Stage Road, Monroe, New York 10950. Thomas F. Flynn, Director. For directions to the funeral home, or St. Columba R.C. Church of to offer an on line memorial please visit

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