Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00
Victor J. Carbonaro of Roslyn, died Jan. 2, 2011 after a brief illness.
Born in Brooklyn, Victor graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in 1937. He received a BS in mathematics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1941 and then worked at Lehman Brothers in New York City. He served in the Army in World War II and saw action in the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes. After the war, he began a 43-year career in the law. He acted as Village Justice for East Hills for a number of years.
A devoted and loving husband, he and his wife Betty (Breed) Carbonaro enjoyed 58 years of marriage, settling in Roslyn in 1956. A lifelong athlete, Victor played college football, jogged before it became fashionable, skied regularly and enthusiastically and was an expert swimmer and diver. While in college, he got his pilot’s license. He was a past Master of Paumanok-Port Washington Lodge (freemasons) and founded a men’s club in Manhasset dedicated to fine dining and discussion, hosting business and political speakers from the local area. He and his wife are long-standing members of the Roslyn Presbyterian Church.
A great listener, never without a warm smile, a pertinent insight, or a twinkle in his eye, Victor is beloved by his cousins: Connie DeCaro, Dr. Dominick Mandracchia, Dr. Charles Palminteri, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A private memorial is planned.