Roger John Revere of Southampton died on April 19. He was 81.
Mr. Revere was born on July 28, 1932, in Brooklyn, the son of John and Marie (La Russo) Revere.
Following graduation from New Utrecht High School, Mr. Revere enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country honorably during the Korean conflict. Following his marriage on October 12, 1964, to Mary (Richichi), he co-owned a stationers business in New York City for more than 30 years, and in retirement they lived in Newburgh, Colonie and Southampton.
Survivors said he lived a full life and that for all who knew him well, or met him just a single time, he eagerly shared his great sense of humor, a musician’s appreciation of jazz, opera and classical music, a love of photography, classic movies and cars (even though he didn’t drive) and his beloved New York Yankees. Most of all, Mr. Revere was a calming, optimistic presence in the family, they said, who loved unconditionally and was a teacher and steadfast supporter of his children and grandchildren, their entire lives. He was always grateful for the tireless care provided by his wife and numerous health care professionals at the Veterans Affairs medical centers in Albany and Northport, who helped prolong his life comfortably for more than a decade.
Mr. Revere is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary; a son, Christopher and wife Christiane Gigi; three daughters, Valerie, Claudine and Gabrielle; and grandchildren, Isabella, Leon and Lily.
A funeral Mass was held at the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton on April 25. Memorial donations may be made to the Basilica, 168 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968.