Marco Borghese

07/08/2014 3:16 PM |

Marco Borghese of Cutchogue died June 30, 2014, at Peconic Bay Medical Center from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Wading River. He was 70. 

Marco was born Aug. 8, 1943, to Adrianna (Colombo) and Giovanni Borghese. Educated at the University of Rome, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Engineering.

Upon coming to America, he worked for Fiat and then in the textile industry in the Orient, Manhattan and Philadelphia.

Previously married to Dorothy Borghese, he married Ann Marie Borghese in 1985. Marco and Ann Marie bought the North Fork’s first vineyard in 1999 from the pioneering Hargrave family, which established it in 1973. They named it Castello di Borghese.

Marco enjoyed sailing, skiing and the charm of farm life. He was a skilled chef and hosted many dinners where he shared his culinary talents.

Predeceased by his wife, Ann Marie Borghese, on June 20, he leaves his children, Allegra and Giovanni of New York and Fernando of Pennsylvania; a granddaughter, Sofia, of Pennsylvania; a sister, Cristina; a brother, Alessandro; a brother-in-law, Fabrizio; a sister-in-law, Helene; a nephew, Emanuele, and a grandniece, Micol, all of Rome, Italy.

A private family service was held July 3, 2014, at Castello di Borghese. Father Stan Wadowski officiated.  Following cremation, his ashes will be dispersed in the Chesapeake Bay.

A memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue in August at a date and time to be announced.

Those wishing to remember Marco in a special way can make a contribution to Our Lady of Mercy Regional School in Cutchogue or New York City’s Fresh Air Fund.

This is a paid notice.