Funeral arrangements have been set for James J. Bissett III, c0-owner of the Hyatt East End hotel and Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in downtown Riverhead.
The Mattituck resident died on Wednesday, Dec. 14. He was 48.
In an official statement sent to the media Friday, the Bissett family thanked the community for its support, “and for the kindness of those who have shared both your prayers and your warm memories of Jim.”
“In his professional life, Jim was known as a visionary; he had a passion for business and the ocean. In his private life, he cherished his family,” the statement reads. “We know many of you will mourn with us and ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grief.”
Visiting hours will be Sunday and Monday, Dec. 18 and 19, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Moloney’s Holbrook Funeral Home, 825 Main St., Holbrook. A eulogy will be held at the funeral home Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, 14 Technology Drive, Suite 2, Setauket, NY 11733 or the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, 330 Seventh Ave., #200, New York, NY 10001.