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LANDRIGAN Frank X., 87, of Ramsey, NJ (formerly of East Rutherford and North Bergen) passed away on October 13, 2016. A New York University graduate and financial analyst, Frank retired in 1989 having worked 43 years in public accounting, US Navy, local hotel, defense contractor and the Port of Authority of NY and NJ. A yeoman in the US Navy, he served during the Korean War on maneuvers in the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Arctic Ocean,and the Irish Sea St. George Channel. In 1952 his destroyer, the USS Melvin DD680 was damaged in a collision with the Swedish Motor ship (Freighter) Stavangerfjord while passing through the Straits of Gibraltar. The severed aft section of the USS Melvin was later repaired in England. A former Grand Knight of North Bergen Knights of Columbus Council 3630, as well as a member of Augustus American Legion Post 273 in Madeira Beach, Florida which has the largest membership in the world. Active in politics, He ran for North Bergen Commissioner, North Bergen Board of Education, Hudson County Sheriff, Hudson County Executive, Hudson County Surrogate and NJ Assembly. He is survived by his loving wife Rita M. Ruffino (nee Iannone), his children Kevin, Terence, and Kathleen, and nine grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife Mary Lou Landrigan (nee Jennings), his son Eugene, siblings Grace Johnson, Ruth, Bob, Jack, James and Claire Landrigan. Funeral Service Sunday October 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Macagna Diffily Onorato Funeral Home 41 Ames Ave Rutherford, NJ. Family and Friends will be received Sunday from 4-8 PM. Private Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Church St. Station, P.O. Box 780 New York, NY 10008-0780. www.macagnadiffilyonoratofuneralhome.com
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