Posted on: June 15, 2017
[ARCHIVED] New Gazebo at Tanner Park Dedicated to Fallen Eagle Scout
On Saturday, June 10th, members of the Town of Babylon community and Boy Scout Troop 284 came together to dedicate a recently-constructed gazebo in memory of Eagle Scout Joseph Ferriso, who tragically lost his life in a car accident in 2015. Ferriso, who grew up in Copiague, was a sophomore at Hofstra University where he played on the men’s NCAA Division I lacrosse team. He was previously a student-athlete at Kellenberg Memorial High School. Nick Hernandez, of Troop 284, organized the construction and dedication of the gazebo for his own Eagle Scout project.
Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer delivered opening remarks and a special prayer was led by Rev. Dariusz Koszyk of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Copiague. Words of memoriam were also delivered by Supervisor Schaffer, Joseph’s father Al Ferriso, Troop 284 Scoutmaster Daniel Jacobsen, Eagle Mentor Michael Greb, Eagle Scout and friend of Joseph Erik Sattler, and Eagle Scout Nick Hernandez.
At the end of the ceremony, Joseph’s family, including his father Al, mother Debbie, and sister Amy, joined with Eagle Scout Nick Hernandez to cut a ribbon and reveal a plaque bearing the words “In Loving Memory of Joseph A. Ferriso, Eagle Scout, Troop 284, Copiague,” along with a photo of Joseph and the Boy Scouts Organization seal.
Supervisor Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, and Councilwoman Jackie Gordon are pictured with dozens of friends and family of Joseph Ferriso.