Longtime Lynbrook resident William C. Albergo died on Jan. 29. He was 76.
Albergo was born in Jamaica, Queens, on Aug. 28, 1942, to Helen and Rocco Albergo. He was an only child, but spent his childhood surrounded by cousins and family.
Albergo graduated from St. Ann’s Elementary School and Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens. He then served two years in the U.S. Army, stationed in Seattle. After taking classes at Fairfield University, in Connecticut, Albergo received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the City College of New York. He served as an FDNY firefighter for 28 years and drove the hook and ladder truck at Ladder 137, Engine 268, in Rockaway Beach, Queens. He retired from the Fire Department in 1992 and ran a home video editing service until 2018.
When he moved to Lynbrook, Albergo became an active member in the St. Raymond’s Parish, the Chamber of Commerce, the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed helping others, and spending time with those he met over the years. He especially enjoyed being with his family and loved ones during holidays and special occasions, including family reunions.
Funeral services for Albergo were held at St. Raymond’s on Feb. 4 and he was buried at Holy Rood Cemetery, in Westbury.
Albergo is survived by his wife, Esther; his children Bill, Karen, Linda and Joanne; and his grandchildren John, Bridget, Daniel, Ryan, Flynn, Atticus, Sasha and Zoe. He was expecting his ninth grandchild, who is due in April.