Eugene A. Berlingeri, devoted father, age 86, passed away on March 3rd. He was a resident of Lockwood Lodge, Newtown for the last few years. He is survived by histwo children, Lucy George of Brookfield and Mark Berlingeri of Sandy Hook. Eugene was also grandfather to Kristi-anna George, Adam and Daniel Berlingeri in whom he took great pride. Born October 18, 1923 in the Bronx, NY, he served in World War II in the China Burma Theater in the First Tactical Squadron, an Army/Air force recon division and the first of its kind. Eugene, a communications expert, often led the regular army units setting up forward positions to call in air strikes in support of ground units. After an honorable discharge, he returned to New York and joined the NY Police Department where he was assigned to South Bronx and Orchard Beach. While at Orchard Beach, he met Mary Russo who later became his wife. Eugene spent 23 years with the NYPD. Mary prede-ceased Eugene in 2003 while they lived in Hudson, Fla. We will miss our Dad, his wisdom, his kindness. He battled human frailties of advancing years, but always maintained his faith in God and bright spirits. The staff and residents at Lockwood Lodge will miss his cries of "Halleluiah" as he went about his day, always thankful for one more on God's good earth. A Mass of Christian Bur-ial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown on Saturday, March 13th at 1 p.m. Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown is assisting the family.
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Published in News Times on Mar. 7, 2010