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Updated: 6/27/2008 - 2:07 PM



Alphonse J. Marissael   0 comments below

Aquebogue resident Alphonse J. Marissael, formerly of Orient, died April 27 at his home. He was 93.

He was born in Belgium on Nov. 9, 1914, and grew up there during World War I. He recounted to his son Ken how he watched fighter planes in dogfights as a young boy.

Mr. Marissael moved to the United States when he was 16. He worked as a bellhop at Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan and took care of Babe Ruth's bags, family members said. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army, serving in North Africa, the Battle of the Bulge and the D-Day Invasion, family said. He was discharged in 1945 and worked as a self-employed floor layer. He retired in 1977 and moved to Orient Point, where he lived for 20 years until moving to Aquebogue nine years ago.

Mr. Marissael was a member of the American Legion in Riverhead and the Riverhead Senior Center.

"He was a very devoted family man. Whatever his family needed he went out of his way to do. He will be missed," Ken Marissael said.

Mr. Marissael enjoyed building things, family said, and put a roof over the deck of his home when he was 87. According to his son, he also began building his own house in Maine and finished the foundation, footing and landscaping. The house was never completed.

Predeceased by his wife, Christiane, in 2004, Mr. Marissael is survived by sons Ken, of East Williston, and Pete, of Frederick, Md.; and three grandchildren.

Family received visitors April 29 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead, where a service was held April 30. Interment with military honors was at Calverton National Cemetery.

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