John Margotta, Sr., 90, WWII Veteran, Retired Plumber

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - John Margotta, Sr., a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died Dec. 31. He was 90.

Margotta was born Jan. 16, 1923, in New Rochelle, to Vito and Antoinette (Cestone) Margotta.

He was a retired plumber who worked for many years at the New Rochelle Board of Education. He served in the Navy “Seabees” during World War II and was stationed in Okinawa. He was a member of the Foresters Club in New Rochelle.

Margotta is survived by his children, Vita (Bill) Gaedje, John Margotta, Jr. (Ann Bruno), Judy (David) Kucera; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; and wife, Carmela.

Calling hours are Thursday, Jan. 2 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc. 16 Shea Pl. New Rochelle. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3 at St. Joseph Church. Interment will follow at the Beechwoods Cemetery.

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