Bernard Cosimano

Bernard Cosimano passed away peacefully at home Jan. 13. He was 91.

He was a world traveler and loved people, music, dancing and fishing. He was the first to crack a joke and to offer a helping hand.

From humble beginnings, Barney excelled in life. He served during World War II on the USS Midway and was a proud 60-year member and past Masonic Grand Master of Pyramid Lodge No. 490.

Following his retirement, he and his wife, Anna, came to live full-time in their Southold home. It was a home of family and friends, warm parties and celebrations.

For 12 years, Barney served as treasurer and, when needed, all-around repairman, tirelessly volunteering his time and effort to the North Fork Animal Welfare League in Peconic, helping to make it the shelter it is today. A truer friend and neighbor would be hard to find.

Barney is survived by his daughter, Patricia, and nieces and nephews.

Viewing will take place Thursday, Jan. 17, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold, followed by services Friday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Southold. Interment will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, 4017 Main Bayview Road.

Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice in Westhampton Beach.

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