Farmingville, NY - On July 27, Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Neil Foley were in Patchogue Village to mark the completion of a new fence at the historic cemetery located along Waverly Avenue. The Town took the lead in funding the purchase and installation of the fence with a partial contribution from the Village of Patchogue. The entire site is made up of five small cemeteries, including the historic Lakeview Cemetery. The first burials, as far as can be determined, date back to 1794. It contains the graves of 24 Revolutionary War veterans, two veterans of the War of 1812, 22 veterans of the Civil War, 14 veterans of World War I, five veterans of World War II and one veteran of the Vietnam War.
Pictured left to right are Supervisor Ed Romaine, Village Trustee and Friends of the Lakeview Cemeteries member and Financial Secretary Thomas Ferb, Councilman Neil Foley, Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri and Deputy Mayor Jack Krieger. For more information about the Friends of the Lakeview Cemeteries and the Cemetery Restoration Committee, go to www.CemeteryRestorationCommittee.com or visit Friends of Lakeview Cemeteries on facebook.