Daniel Varuolo of North Haven, an usher at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sag Harbor who worked at his nephew’s Emporium Hardware in Sag Harbor, died at home on Monday. He was 88 and had been an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion’s Chelberg and Battle Post 388 in Sag Harbor.
With his wife, Rosetta, Mr. Varuolo moved to North Haven in 1985 and built a retirement house on Cove’s End Lane. Mrs. Varuolo survives.
He was born in Corona, Queens, on June 28, 1924, a son of Frank Varuolo and the former Elvira Margiotta, and attended Newtown High School in Elmhurst.
After serving in the Army during World War II, Mr. Varuolo married the former Rosetta D’Angelo in 1950. The couple lived in Corona, and then in Seaford, where Mr. Varuolo worked as an electrician for the Lilly Tulip Corporation. He also worked as a maintenance man for the Nassau County Health Department, and, with a brother, founded a retail go-kart business in Baldwin.
A dedicated sports fan, he followed the New York Rangers. He also enjoyed playing poker.
A wake will be held today at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor, with visiting hours from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and a Mass will be said at St. Andrew’s Church tomorrow at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at Calverton National Cemetery.
The family has suggested memorial donations to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston 02241-7005, the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City 73123-1718, the American Legion, P.O. Box 5426, Sag Harbor 11963, or to St. Andrew’s Church, 122 Division Street, Sag Harbor 11963.