2018-11-07 / Obituaries

John Anthony Araneo

John Anthony Araneo of Hancock, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed peacefully early morning Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at his home after a brief battle with cancer.

John lived a rich and diverse life, having worked as a schoolteacher, a U.S. Marshall, and a firewood supplier. John was a scholarship football player during the 1960s, and went on to coach football at Adelphi University and Northport High School.

Beloved husband of Christine Buchanan, he was a proud and loving father of three children: Matthew Araneo of Merrick, John Araneo of Weehawken, N.J., and Jennifer Johnson of Deposit. John shared his loving heart with seven grandchildren: Jack, Marguerite, Matthew, Aidan, Dylan, Michael and Ramsey. John is also survived by his brothers, Andy and Frank and his sister, Therese.

Known for a mischievous gleam in his eye and a funny story to share, he was loved by all who knew him and will be deeply missed.

Calling hours will be on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., with funeral services on Friday at 2 p.m., both at Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel in Hancock.

Donations to “Autism Speaks” may be made in memory of John, and would be in line with his sincere wishes.

Arrangements by Henderson- Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock.

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