Albert Louis Buzzeo
Date of Death: May 27, 2019
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Drago Funeral Home & Cremation Services
43-10 30th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11103
Thursday 5/30, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Drago Funeral Home & Cremation Services
43-10 30th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11103
Friday 5/31, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Drago Funeral Home & Cremation Services
43-10 30th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11103
Friday 5/31, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Service
St. Josephs RC Church
43-19 30th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11103
Saturday 6/1, 10:00 am
Cemetery
Maple Grove Cemetery
83-15 Kew Gardens Road
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Saturday 6/1

Albert L. Buzzeo passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 27th 2019 in Astoria, Queens surrounded by his family and friends. Albert was born on May 31st, 1930 to Rosa and Luigi Buzzeo. He was 88 years old. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Frances, three loving daughters, Therese, Janice, and Rosanne, and…

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Jim Hackett left a message on December 25, 2020:
May you rest in peace. God bless your soul.
Vanessa Fyfe left a message on June 2, 2019:
On a beautiful spring day, as we started the summer season, I lost one of the most important and influential people in my life; my Pa. How fitting it is that it was Memorial Day, as my grandpa was one of the biggest patriots I know, was born on Memorial Day weekend 89 years ago, and proudly served his country in the Korean War. He was surrounded by his family at home when he passed, and he would not have wanted it any other way, as his family was his everything. In thinking about what I wanted to write in his memory, I didn’t even know where to begin. The first thing I thought of was that Pa was the person I always admired, always looked up to, and always tried to model my life after. He was so willing to help others, even strangers, without hesitation. I could never believe how his door was always open and he always showed me how important it was to help when you can. He was also a father figure to so many, and the outpouring of love over the past week has shown me how much he meant to an endless number of people. It’s inspiring. He was a caring and kind soul who changed peoples’ lives. This level of compassion and care was carried with him through his years. I swear I got my sense of compassion from him, and I will never forget the lessons he taught me. There aren’t enough words to explain how much he meant to me and how much I will miss him, but I know he is no longer suffering or in pain and that is all that matters. He’s finally with his loved ones in heaven, and I pray that he watches over us and continues to guide me to be the best version of myself every day. I will miss his jokes, his laughter, his smile, but most of all, his hugs. I will always hold the memories in my heart, and will forever he his “Princess”. Love you always Pa, and see you later. ❤️
Ann Grosso left a message on May 31, 2019:
With our prayers and heartfelt sympathy in this difficult time. May God be your strength, comfort and bring you and your family peace in the days to come. With love, Early Childhood Ops family.
Geoffrey Cassar left a message on May 31, 2019:
It is with a heavy heart that I write this memoir about a man whom I have admired so much the last 22 years. He has been like a father to me, in which he silently played a role model in my eyes on how to be a better man, a better husband, and father. I will truly miss him calling me Jake [his dog] and all the wonderful memories we shared together as a family. Al I will continue to keep my promise to you I made many so years ago, to protect and care of your daughter Rosanne. I hope that I am able to meet the same level of expectations that you instilled in the early years of her life. It is comforting to know you are in a better place and some day, we’ll see each other again in heaven. Miss you…pop, dad, friend.
Rosanne Cassar left a message on May 30, 2019:
Dad I will miss you dearly. You were always there for us, and I will always remember the great times we had together such as going on vacation or decorating the outside of our home during the Christmas season regardless how busy you were. For as long as I remember, you taught us that there was always an extra plate at the dinner table. I am blessed with the lessons learned, morals and values that you have passed upon me. In your honor, I hope to continue to pass those characteristics on to your grandson. Love you, Ro
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
David Aglialoro left a message on May 30, 2019:
A wonderful person who cared about his family, friends and his community. But most importantly, he was grandpa to me. It will be a tough couple of days but my grandfather never wanted us to mourn but instead - to celebrate his life. For all who knew him, I welcome you to come and share your stories.
Therese Buzzeo left a message on May 30, 2019:
My father was an ordinary man with an amazing way of making people feel valued, loved and cherished. We grew up in a home where both parents love and respected each other, modeling how we in turn should always treat others. We were here to serve and give back. For as long as I can remember my parents were always helping and supporting others. Our home had an open door policy and my father modeled this characteristic through his daily actions with others. We were all blessed to have known him but I feel doubly blessed to call him my father. I will miss him dearly but know that his legacy lives on through his grandchildren, family and friends. Thank you dad for giving me those gifts of the human spirit that live on forever. Love you lots....Therese
Tim Pletkovich left a message on May 29, 2019:
I was saddened to learn of Al Buzzeo's passing, although I know he was ill for some time. Al was always so good to me while I lived in Queens. His friendship meant a great deal to me. More than anything, I cherish the times I spent with Al and his family at their home, especially the Monday night gatherings. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to know Al, Fran, and their family.
Laura Cintron left a message on May 29, 2019:
Heaven got a great man! RIP Mr B You’ll always have a special place in my heart... Love you, Henrietta
Herb Stupp left a message on May 29, 2019:
As Assistant Commissioner of the city’s Department for the Aging, Al Buzzeo used his decades of private sector experience to improve facilities for seniors and help to make our dept more efficient and effective. He was an invaluable member of my leadership team and worked hard on behalf of Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his administration. Everyone loved working with Al and he helped to prove that conservative Republicans can deliver services more compassionately and efficiently than others. Judy and I extend our condolences and prayers to Fran, their daughters, in laws , grand children and a huge extended family of relatives, friends and admirers. Al Buzzeo - - Rest in Peace.... Sincerely, Herb Stupp
Jimmy Cola left a message on May 29, 2019:
I have had the privilege of knowing Al Buzzeo since I was a young boy. My late mother, Rosemarie, loved Al and all the Buzzeos very much. I always remember them laughing and having fun, and we have always felt that we are part of the same extended family. Al Buzzeo was gracious, funny, kind, hard-working, spiritual, and loyal. He was a tower of integrity. Beloved not only by those closest to him, but also by many others throughout his community and countless more New York City seniors who greatly benefitted from his work ethic, generosity and ingenuity while he was the Assistant Commissioner for the NYC Department for the Aging. I never stopped looking up to him. I can only attempt to sum up his exemplary life in this way: Al Buzzeo A great man. A loving Friend. And a devout role model.
Jimmy Cola left a message on May 29, 2019:
I have had the privilege of knowing Al Buzzeo since I was a young boy. My late mother, Rosemarie, loved Al and all the Buzzeos very much. I always remember them laughing and having fun, and we have always felt that we are part of the same extended family. Al Buzzeo was gracious, funny, kind, hard-working, spiritual, and loyal. He was a tower of integrity. Beloved not only by those closest to him, but also by many others throughout his community and countless more New York City seniors who greatly benefitted from his work ethic, generosity and ingenuity while he was the Assistant Commissioner for the NYC Department for the Aging. I never stopped looking up to him. I can only attempt to sum up his exemplary life in this way: Al Buzzeo A great man. A loving Friend. And a devout role model.
Melanie Lawrence left a message on May 29, 2019:
Please accept my most deepest condolences on the passing of the beloved Mr. Buzzeo. I know what a special place he holds in Therese's heart and how much he will be missed. My thoughts, love, and prayers are with you and your family.
Michelle Williams left a message on May 28, 2019:
My condolences to your family. May God comfort and keep in this time grief.
Sandra Tucker left a message on May 28, 2019:
Albert Lewis Buzzeo, the life of the party. Great sense of humour and wit, never a dull moment in his presence. He extended humility appreciation and love for everyone around you. You hold a special place in my heart Mr. Buzzeo, I will never forget those beautiful times chatting and playing games, listening to Jimmy Swaggart songs (me humming and singing those songs in the shower ) precious moments I will cherish. It was an honor to be your aide and I'm thankful and feel very blessed to have met you. SIP ❤️❤️❤️
Drago Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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