Bruce P. Figurniak of Cutchogue died at Sept. 12 at Stony Brook Medicine. He was 64.
Bruce was born in Riverhead, Dec. 6, 1951, to Stanley B. and Helen C. (née Gregor) Figurniak and grew up in a great neighborhood in South Jamesport. He was a graduate of Mercy High School and graduated from Iona College in 1973.
On June 11, 1988, he married the former Rita DeCarle at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue.
For 37 years, he worked in New York State Courts, retiring as a senior court officer and forming many friendships during his career. He would have celebrated his anniversary with the courts on Friday, Sept. 16.
Bruce was a real people person who enjoyed attending sporting events, going to Riverhead Raceway with his son, Christian and golfing. He also enjoyed traveling, especially to the New York Yankee spring training camp every year with his family. Bruce liked the New York Giants football team but loved the New York Yankees and was a huge fan of his son’s baseball teams.
Bruce also enjoyed gardening.
Surviving are his wife Rita Figurniak; son, Christian, of Cutchogue; brother and sister-in-law Jim and Kerry Figurniak of Baiting Hollow and brothers-and sisters-in-law Joe and Cathy DeCarle of Monroe, Conn., Vinny and Bette DeCarle of Aquebogue and Jim and Sandy DeCarle of New Hyde Park and many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck, officiated by Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue.
Memorial donations to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006 would be appreciated.
This is a paid notice.