Philip A. Rigano, of Larchmont and Lake Luzerne, NY, died July 7, 2009 surrounded by his family. He was born August 12, 1917 in Mamaroneck, NY to Santo and Gaetana (Moschella) Rigano. Phil was a devoted father and made a lasting impression on all who knew him.
Beloved husband of the late Anastasia Hume, he is survived by his five children, Denise (Albert Marcos) of Port Chester, Philip H. (Sheila) of San Diego, CA, Lola of Bristol, RI, Adele (Frank Rota) of Greenwich, and his beloved Robert of Bronxville. Grandson, Peter Rigano and granddaughter Anastasia Marcos, his brother Angelo of Larchmont, a number of nieces and nephews and his second wife, Mildred. He was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph and Charles, sisters, Mary, Lola Proch, Catherine Mahrlig and Frances Gironda.
A graduate of Mamaroneck High School, Phil was a dazzling football player. Drafted by the Detroit Lions, he was also drafted by Uncle Sam. As part of “the greatest generation”, Phil relinquished the football field for the battlefield and proudly served in the Army during WW II. Proud alum of Hartwick College, Phil was instrumental in the renewal of varsity football at his alma mater. When the new stadium at Hartwick was completed in 2006, the walkway was named in Phil’s honor.
A senior account agent with Allstate Insurance for 48 years, Phil retired in 1988. Phil and his late wife Stasia were among the founding members of Sts. John & Paul Parish in Larchmont, where they were both very active. Mr. Rigano served on the Parish Finance Committee and Parish Council for a number of years. They were also founding members of PACDD in New Rochelle, always the champions for their son, Robbie.
During his lifetime, Mr. Rigano was active in a number of organizations in his community, among them; The Boyscouts of America, Young Republicans Club, VFW, Auxiliary Police Town of Mamaroneck, Past President of Northwoods Homeowners Association to name a few. Phil’s greatest accomplishment was his family, especially in the Adirondacks at their summer home, PADPLAR Lodge.
Visitation Thursday, July 9 from 7-9 pm and Friday, July 10 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at COXE & GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME, 767 E. Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY. Funeral Mass Saturday, July 11 at 10 am at Sts John & Paul RC Church followed by interment at Holy Sepulchre. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.