County executive’s dad dies from COVID-19


POUGHKEEPSIE – Anthony Molinaro, the father of Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, died Friday, a victim of the coronavirus. He had been on a ventilator at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.

“All our lives have been touched in some way by the coronavirus and we know we will never be the same,” the younger Molinaro wrote on his Facebook page. “While it’s natural to dwell on the final moments, I know it is the value of all the moments that make up our lives together that matters most.”

Anthony Molinaro

Marc wrote that he entered public life “inspired by the desire to bring people together, so it’s with immense sadness that at this most difficult of times we were apart.”

He praised the care of his father “by an amazing team of doctors, nurses and caregivers.”

Marc wrote that his father “quietly left us this afternoon. I already miss my father but confidently know of his love for my sisters, their mom, my brother and me. And, we are grateful for the moments and memories we shared.”

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