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In Memoriam - Louis G. Saraceni

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Louis G. Saraceni
March 2, 1941 to November 30, 2020

On Monday, November 30, 2020, Post Member, Louis G. Saraceni, passed away and reported to Post Everlasting. Louis G. Saraceni was a good man and hard worker throughout his life. He was an active member of our Post and help us with many projects at the Post. He was a fair and honest man. He will be sorely missed.

American Legion members please gather at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at N.F. Walkers funeral home in Merrick, N.Y. for an American Legion solemn ceremony at 7:00 p.m. for Post member Louis G. Saraceni.

For Church at Cure of Ars, American Legion members gather at 10:30 a.m. for an 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass on Friday, December 4, 2020.

The following is information from N.F. Walker Funeral Home:

Obituary of Louis G. Saraceni

Louis G. Saraceni, of Merrick passed on November 30, 2020. A proud US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a Foreman for Perez Interboro Inc. of Queens NY.

Beloved husband of Mattia Saraceni. Devoted father of Anthony Saraceni (Joanne) and Sal Saraceni (Maria) . Dear brother of Giovanna Saraceni. Loving Grandfather of Louis, Dominic, Nicole and Gabrielle.

A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11:00 am on Friday, December 4 at Cure Of Ars R. C. Church, 2323 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY Interment with Military Honors at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village NY.

Visiting will be Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 3PM - 5PM &7PM - 9PM at N. F. Walker Funeral Home 2039 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY.

American Legion Services Thursday 7PM

See the following link:

N.F. Walker Funeral Home

Veterans Winter Stand Down 2020

Note the Ameriican Legion Merrick Post #1282 and the American Legion Auxiliary Merrick Unit #1282 will not be participating in this event, due to surge in Covid-19 cases. This is an invitation only event.
The only services to be provided at this limited events are: Winter Jackets, Clothes, Boots, Non-Perishable Foods, Holiday Turkey Giveaway, Burger King will provide to-go meals.

This event will take place Tuesday, November 24, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This event is located at the Freeport Armory, 63 Babylon Turnpike, Freeport, New York.

Veterans Day Ceremony 2020

Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion is planning to have their Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at the Merrick's Veteran Memorial Park starting at 10:30 a.m.  Post and Auxiliary members should gather at the Merrick Veteran Memorial Park at 10:00 a.m.  Merrick's Veteran Memorial Park is located at the corner of Merrick Avenue and Lee Avenue, which is across the street from the Camp Avenue Elementary School.  Face mask and social distancing is required at this event. If you need a chair, please bring your own at this event. Thank you.

In Memoriam - Bernard H. Hoffman

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Bernard H. Hoffman
 June  4, 1932 to November 6, 2020

On Friday, November 6, 2020, Past Post Commander, Bernard H. Hoffman, passed away and reported to Post Everlasting. Bernard Hoffman was a Past Post Commander of Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion. He was an active member of our Post and he wanted to be remembered as "As one of the guys" at the Post. He will be sorely missed.

Mr. Hoffman will be interred at the Beth Moses Cemetery at 10:30 am, on Monday, November 9, 2020. The Best Moses Cemetery is located at 1500 Wellwood Avenue, West Babylon, New York. For more information call the cemetery at 631-249-2290. Post members will meet at the Post at 9:30 am, for car-pooling in Full American Legion Dress, this includes Hat, Jacket and Tie. Thank you.