Obituary of Luciano Paggiotta – Poughkeepsie Journal

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Luciano Paggiotta

Garrison – Lou (Luciano) Paggiotta of Garrison and formerly of Yonkers and Fishkill, died Sunday, January 9, 2022 at his home. He was 75 years old.

Lou was born in Yonkers, New York to Alfred and Concetta (Contarino) Paggiotta on June 11, 1946. He attended Yonkers schools; served in the US Army for two years and was stationed in the Korean Demilitarized Zone for most of that time. When he returned home, he was co-owner of a landscaping business and later a kitchen and bathroom remodeling business, both in Yonkers and co-owner of Dom D’Agostino Nurseries in Mahopac, Fishkill, New City and Danbury.

He married Laraine Sydlo on November 12, 1977, and they had resided in Garrison, New York since 1983. Since 1993, he owned and operated The Plant Depot on Route 9 in Fishkill, with his wife Laraine, retiring in 2015. He loved caring for the beautiful gardens surrounding his home and his wife for almost 45 years and loved his family and spent time with them whenever possible. He believed that to achieve what you wanted in life, you had to work hard for it – which he did – and achieve success and happiness in everything he did.

He was predeceased by his mother (2000) and father (2004) and is survived by his wife Laraine of Garrison, his sister Roseann and partner Robert of Yonkers and Lagrangeville, his cousin Dominick D’Anna and his wife Barbara, and his cousin Frank Branca and his wife Joanne as well as several cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Lou was a lively storyteller and will be missed by many.

Calling hours will be Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 4-8 p.m. at McHoul’s Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill New York. A Christian burial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, followed by interment at Cold Spring Cemetery.

For online tributes, you can visit Lou’s Book of Memories at

Posted on January 21, 2022

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