Antonio S. Morroeu, a 28-year resident of Port Washington, died at North Shore Hospital Friday, Nov. 14, at the age of 75.
He was a twin, born in Sardegna, Italy, on Jan. 22. 1922, one of nine children. He served for the Italians in World War II and was stationed in Sicily. He married his wife of 40 years at the age of 35 and soon after went to work in Switzerland in the marble quarries for nine years. Upon returning to Italy from Switzerland, Antonio decided to immigrate to America with his wife and four children in 1969, settling in Port Washington to work at McCormick's Sand and Gravel. When the sand banks closed, he worked in construction. Antonio, although an American citizen, never forgot his Italian roots and visited there every year with his family. He, most of all, enjoyed spending his time with his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife: Salvatora; his children Gavino, Domenico, Maria, Francesca, and his twin daughters Pierina and Graziella; and his three grandchildren.