HARRISON, N.Y. - A mass was celebrated Aug. 4 at the downtown Harrison Funeral Home for longtime resident Eugene Alexander D'Imperio, 86. He died peacefully at his home Tuesday, Aug. 2, nearly two weeks before turning 87.
D'Imperio was born Aug. 15, 1924 to Antonio D'Imperio and Caterina Filantra and grew up through the Harrison school system. He attended Westchester Business School and was also a parishioner at St. Gregory the Great Church.
He served as a business manager for the Harrison School District for 31 years before his retirement in 1979.
He and his wife, Gloria Mercurio, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on July 6.
D'Imperio served in the Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater as a staff sergeant and rifle marksman.
He loved gardening, hunting, watching the New York Yankees, and spending time with his family, according to the Harrison Funeral Home. As a young man, he did volunteer work for St. Gregory's Church, and was a baseball coach during the early years of Harrison Little League.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers Alexander (and wife Mae), Joseph (and wife Tess), and Adolph (Chopsey).
D'Imperio is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria; his devoted daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Steve Doherty, Gogi and Frank LaRusso, and Kristine and Len Franco; and eight grandchildren, Katy, Sean and Scott Doherty; Kimberly, Tori and Frankie LaRusso, and Alexandra and Ava Franco.
He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Flo D'Imperio and Connie Mercurio, and many nieces and nephews.
Online concdolences may be offered at the Harrison Funeral Home website .
E-mail town reporter Phil Corso at PCorso@TheDailyHarrison.com .
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