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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Supervisor Romaine and Councilman Loguercio Honor Bellport Community Leader John Conquest

Farmingville, NY – – On October 15, Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Michael Loguercio joined Bellport community leaders to honor the late John Conquest, a long-time South Country School District administrator, assistant principal, educator and coach. During the ceremony, the South Country Central School District dedicated the Bellport Middle School Complex as the John E. Conquest Athletic Complex. Mr. Conquest, who passed away in 2013 at the age of 73, was inducted into the Bellport Football Hall of Fame in 2008. Pictured left to right are Bellport Fire Department member Gino Cruz; South Country School District Superintendent Antonio Santana; Bellport Fire Department Chief David Didio; Supervisor Ed Romaine; South Country Ambulance Company Chief of the Department, Greg Miglino; South Country Ambulance Company member, Lissette Ruch; South Country School District Board President Cheryl Felice; Bellport Fire Department member Ron Mascolino and Councilman Michael Loguercio.

Supervisor Romaine said, “John Conquest’s dedication to the children of the Bellport community goes far beyond sports. His influence helped to shape the future of so many young people and I am honored to have known him. Bellport is a much better place because of John, and this is a fitting tribute to a man whose legacy is certain to live on for many years to come.”

Councilman Loguercio said, “Although I never had the honor of meeting Mr. John Conquest, I left the event with a feeling that I knew him forever, as so many folks shared stories of his life’s journey and how he became such a huge part of their lives, and their hearts.”
John Conquest Memorial group photo

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