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Socrates D. Semproni, 86, Formerly Of Mount Kisco

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Sandy Hook, Conn. resident Socrates D. Semproni, formerly of Mount Kisco, died Dec. 21 at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. He was 86.

Born in Mount Kisco on Aug. 14, 1926, Semproni lived there for more than 70 years before locating closer to his family in Sandy Hook.

Better known as “Blondie” to everyone who knew him, Semproni was an operating engineer of Union Local 137 in Westchester for more than 40 years, serving on the construction crew of many roads, tunnels, bridges and parking garages in the tri-state area. According to peers, Semproni was known as one of the best crane operators in the industry.

A World War II veteran, Semproni served four years in the Navy on the USS Bridge. Later on, he was an active member of the American Legion and served 65 years as a volunteer firefighter in the Hook and Ladder Fire Company of Mount Kisco.

He is survived by Yolanda, his wife of 57 years, three children, their spouses, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cassidy Flynn Funeral home in Mount Kisco. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by burial with full military honors at St. Francis Cemetery, Lexington Ave., Mount Kisco.

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