LOCONSOLO--John A. The Loconsolo family is heartbroken that Mr. John A. Loconsolo left us on April 1, 2021. He was an amazing father and businessman who was blessed with 101 years of life on this earth. Born to Jack and Victoria Loconsolo in Brooklyn, New York. His father wanted his son to be born in the Greatest City on Earth. He partnered with his father early on starting their own contracting firm painting churches and schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Other ventures of note include the first repaint of the Verrazano Bridge and the World Trade Center. His projects grew in number and spanned down the east coast to Florida and out west to Las Vegas and California. He was President of LoCon Realty Corp, Loconsolo Properties and Jack Loconsolo & Company. Mr. Loconsolo was a member of the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Federal Savings Bancorp where he served as Chairman of the Bank. He was a past president of the Columbus Citizens Foundation and a founding member. During his Presidency from 1983 to 1985 he established a College Scholarship Committee. He was a member of the Knights of Malta, Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great and the American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit. With the passing of his daughter Victoria, he established the Victoria Loconsolo Foundation which he personally funds. Since 1984 the Foundation has supported educational institutions, foster care agencies and other worthy causes. He was also a Director of Futures in Education a non-profit organization for the Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens. He initiated a "Be an Angel Program", part of the Futures in Education Foundation. This program enables parents to give their children a proper Catholic Education that they otherwise could not afford. His Foundation personally supports approximately 100 children in the program. He enjoyed spending his time in Shelter Island and New York City with his family. He had compassion and empathy for the people he met throughout his life. He was a great storyteller and a good listener. He was self-educated and successful throughout his career as a Real Estate Developer and Investor. When asked for some words of wisdom he would simply say, "I never thought I knew enough". Mr. Loconsolo was predeceased by his beloved wife of many years Jean and his eldest daughter Victoria and his son Giacomo. He leaves his children Maria Loconsolo, Jacqualine Gates, Antoinette Chiaro, Regina Dedick, Janet D'Auria, Elizabeth Sposato, and Rosemarie Rizzo and his sons-in-law Andrew Dedick, Michael Sposato and Robert Gates. He was blessed with twelve grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The hole in our hearts can only be replaced with all the good, loving memories he provided us with and his sense of family first. Visitation will be Thursday, April 8 at McLaughlin & Sons Funeral Home, 9620 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209 from 9:30-11:30am. A mass will be said at St. Anselm Church in Bay Ridge Brooklyn at 12 noon. His burial will be at St. John's cemetery in Queens. A family reception will follow. Donations may be made to the Angels Program in his name.
Published in New York Times on Apr. 6, 2021.