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Obituary: Alexander Marra

Alexander “Al” Marra, 52, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2010, after a long illness surrounded by his family and close friends. He was predeceased by his beloved parents, Ida and Alexander Marra Jr. and is survived by his beloved wife Connie (Caputo) of 26 years and his cherished children, Alex, Tina and Nick and their family dog “Rusty.”

Al was the fond brother of Betty; fond brother and brother-in-law of Maria and Frank Tomeo and fond uncle of their daughter Diana; fond brother of Jean and fond uncle of Tony Holloway. He leaves behind many broken-hearted relatives, including his loving in-laws, cousins and the numerous close friends that were more like family.

Born on April 30, 1957, he was raised and lived in Port Washington. He graduated from Paul D. Schreiber High School and went on to work with his father in the family business, Al Marra Jr. Inc. Welding and Truck Fabricating. After he married he moved to Hicksville where he and Connie raised their three children. With the business here in Port, he spent most of this time here, dedicated to the business he continued to run after the passing of his father. His reputation grew on Long Island as well as in Port, as a top mechanic, a welder and a custom fabricator. He could fix any truck or create anything one might need. With his son Alex always at his side in the business, he passed on his golden hands.

In his spare time he enjoyed life, his family and his close friends of many years. He was a devoted husband, a wonderful father, a true friend and family member. He had a easy going demeanor and could enjoy a really good laugh and friends would say he was always ready for a fun night out.

Funeral arrangements were made by The Fairchild Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Peter of Alcantara Church and interment service held at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.

The exceptionally full church and crowded cemetery showed how much he was loved and how well he was liked and respected in the community. A huge truck procession was arranged and attended by the many local businesses in Port that honored the life of “Al” and his work accomplishments. It was a tribute for the work and fabrications done on their trucks and equipment.

Al will be sadly missed by all. He will be remembered by his devotion to his family, his profession and business, his loyalty to his friends and his lifetime accomplishments.

Thank you to John Ardovini, for coordinating the truck procession and to the many businesses that participated. It was a beautiful tribute.

Thank you to the Port Washington Police Department for the exceptional job done on their escort and traffic control.