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WWII veteran funeral on Staten Island

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Rosebank, Staten Island, New York

By G.Dano (FNTV)

US Army WWII veteran Theodore Crupi is taken into Saint Joseph R.C. Church Rosebank.

As New York City braces for a Coronavirus potential shelter in place a special funeral celebrated the life of World War II veteran Theodore Paul Crupi. A Roman Catholic celebration held at Saint Joseph’s Church, Rosebank, Staten Island.US veteran Crupi served in the Army. Alongside his funeral procession were the chapter 2 of the Rolling Thunders led by Mr. Bruno Adolfo. 

Rolling Thunder, Inc Chapter 2 leads the funeral procession in Rosebank. (G.Dano/FNTV)
Bruno Adolfo & The Staten Island chapter of the Rolling Thunders. (G.Dano/FNTV)


The mission of the Rolling Thunder, Inc. and it’s ninety-five chapters is to educate the public that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all precious wars and to help correct the past and to protect future Veterans from being left behind. The non-profit organization throughout the United States donates their time on POW/MIA issue and honoring veterans of all wars.
According to Crupi’s obituary on the Staten Island Advance, “Ted” as he was known was ninety-seven years old who died at Northwell Staten Island University Hospital on Friday, March 13, 2020. 


Mr. Crupi grew up in the Rosebank section of Staten Island and attended New Dorp High School. He established the “True Talk Club” and “Fix-A-Dent Auto Collision” of Van St. He leaves behind a beloved wife for seventy two years, Irene. Theodore Paul has five children: Teddy, Jimmy, Eileen, Maria, Donna and many grand and great grand children.

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