NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- A funeral was held Tuesday for Salvatore R. Brescia, 32, a tow-truck driver from New Rochelle who was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Thursday, Dec. 29, along I-95.
The service, which was held at the Blessed Sacrament Church in New Rochelle, was preceded by a memorial escort of tow truck drivers from across the state.
Brescia, a lifelong New Rochelle resident, was born on Dec.15, 1984, in New Rochelle, to Steven and Adele (Badagliacca) Brescia. In addition to New Rochelle, he had lived in Yonkers and recently moved to Stamford, Conn.
An employee at Vincent’s Towing in Mamaroneck, Brescia had a passion for cars and loved to fish.
Brescia is described by all who knew him as a wonderful person, friend, and brother. He was a selfless individual who loved to smile and laugh. He had a big heart and wonderful soul.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his two brothers Steven and Michael Brescia; his sister Francesca Brescia, and his fiancée Kristin Neshewat.