On the morning of December 12, 2023, a funeral was held at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Point Lookout for Peter Zaccaria – a 71-year member and former Chief of the Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department.

Ex-Chief Zaccaria was part of the original corporation and helped to get Lido Engine Company started. He rose through the ranks of Lido Engine Company before becoming Chief of the Department in 1961. He then went on to become a member of Renegade Hook and Ladder Company 2 and then of the Rescue Company in which he was a member at the time of his passing.

Peter was also a Fire Commissioner for many years, ran on the Smoking Seagulls Drill Team, and was active in the department until only a few years ago.

Following the Tuesday morning funeral service, burial took place at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury.

Peter Zaccaria is survived by various family members and friends including his daughters Mikayla and Maura, both of whom recently joined the department.

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