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1934 John 2022

John P. Urrico

December 6, 1934 — February 11, 2022


John P. Urrico
February 11, 2022

John Paul Urrico a.k.a. Giovanni Urrico 87, of Valhalla, New York passed away on February 11, 2022, at Phelps Hospital. He was born to parents Mary and Joseph Urrico on December 6, 1934, in Bronx, New York.

On September 17, 1961, he married his wife, Priscilla and went on to have three children. John remained a devoted and loving husband for over 60 years. He was also a loving grandfather who participated in his grandchildren’s daily lives and was very proud of their accomplishments. John’s military career spanned 33 years including his years with the Air National Guard, and he was deployed for active duty on three separate occasions. Twenty-eight years of his service was with the U.S. Air Force, where he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant (MSgt). John’s last civilian job was as a Senior Auditor for the U.S. Department of Defense with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Mercy College in 1977. John loved baseball and was an avid NY Yankee fan. Spiritually, he was a practicing Catholic and attended Church every Sunday.

John’s love of family and country knew no boundaries. His selflessness, leadership and protective instincts were unparalleled. He was a true patriarch who will be revered for all time as a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Our family has been truly blessed to have such a man and we symbolically salute his memory with this writing.

John is survived by his wife, Priscilla and their three children Joseph (Annette) Urrico, Donna (George) Grasso and AnnMarie (Frank) DellaBovie; his six grandchildren – James Grasso (28), Kristen DellaBovie (26), Lauren Urrico (25), Alexandra Grasso (24), Frankie DellaBovie (22), and Juliana Urrico (21); and his best canine friend Geno.

John also had five siblings. He is survived by his sister, Stella Gaudio and brother, Roy Urrico. Sadly, he is predeceased by his sister, Adeline Aversano, and brothers Angelo Urrico and Victor Urrico.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 18, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Name of Jesus Church located at 2 Broadway, Valhalla, NY 10595. Entombment will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York immediately following the Mass.

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