2017-05-04 / Front Page

Former Lindenhurst Mayor tom Brennan had field dedicated in his honor

By Michael Scro

Former Village of Lindenhurst Mayor Thomas Brennan was honored with the softball field at Lindenhurst Village Park at Feller’s Pond officially named “Thomas A. Brennan Field” in a dedication ceremony on Sat., May 6.

Brennan stepped down earlier this year as mayor due to health concerns, making way for Michael Lavorata, who then served as deputy mayor, to lead the village board as mayor.  

Brennan was appointed village trustee in May 1999, elected to a full four-year term the following year, and first became Mayor in March 2004.

Brennan, who owns Lindenhurst Funeral Home, sat by his wife Dianne as multiple guest speakers recalled their cherished memories of the former Mayor ― all before bringing out the official field sign bearing his name.

 “I want to thank my family, friends and everyone who thought of me for this great honor,” Brennan said.  “I started with the little league back in the 1970s, and if anyone knows my family, they know we are a baseball family ― this is truly special.”

In addition to the field title, Lavorata unveiled that the week of May 7th to 13th will now be known in the village as “Thomas A. Brennan Week.”

 “I believe that’s a first in the Village, and ‘boss’ (addressing Brennan), it is well deserved,” Lavorata said.

Speakers included Suffolk County Legislator and former Village of Lindenhurst Trustee Kevin McCaffrey, Vietnam War veteran and friend Joe Ingino, Superintendent of Lindenhurst Schools Daniel Giordano, Lindenhurst Fire Department Chief Paul Vinciguerra, New York State Senator Phil Boyle, Town of Babylon Supervisor Richard Schaffer, Village of Babylon Mayor Ralph Scordino and Long Island Regional Director of New York State Parks and Recreation Wayne Horsley.

Brennan received proclamations from speakers as well, and was joined by his family on the field to throw Brennan with his family and local officials at the dedication ceremony on Saturday.Brennan with his family and local officials at the dedication ceremony on Saturday.

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