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Emil Muzzi Obituary

Emil P. Muzzi
Emil P. Muzzi

May 10, 2018
Born in New York City
Resided in Palenville, NY
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Emil P. Muzzi, 88, of Palenville passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 after a short illness. He was the founder of Fernwood Restaurant, Palenville.
He was born in New York City, a son of the late Frank and Mary Stroppini Muzzi. He was raised in Hells Kitchen area of Manhattan and later moved to Syosset, Long Island. A restauranteur, Emil owned the Villa Maria, Syosset in the late 1950’s. He later waited tables at the Manhattan 21 Club and The Palm Restaurant in Dallas, TX and Philadelphia. He met his wife to be, Merry Grella at Scampi Miramar in Port Washington, Long Island where Merry’s father, Sam Grella, was the owner; where Emil’s father was the chef and Emil was the maitre’d.
In 1974 Emil opened the lovely Fernwood Restaurant in Palenville. He was involved with the family business until his death.
Beloved husband of Merry Muzzi, loving father of Jenny Gagner (William) of Palenville and Emil Muzzi (Vanessa) of Palenville; brother of Frank Muzzi (Juanita) of E. Islip, Wilma Politano (Carl) of Syosset and the late Gloria Strazzini; grandfather of Maxine Muzzi, Nick Gagner and Rebecca Gagner; great grandfather of Adaline Gagner; uncle to many nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. A prayer service will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. by Fr. Jay Atherton.

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Gathering of family and friends
Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Prayer Service
Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5:30 PM