Marco Borghese of Cutchogue died June 30, 2014 at Peconic Bay Medical Center from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Wading River. He was 70. He was born Aug. 8, 1943, to Adrianna (née Colombo) and Giovanni Borghese.
Educated at the University of Rome, he received his bachelor of arts degree in Engineering.
Upon coming to America, he first worked for Fiat then in the textile industry in the Orient, Manhattan and Philadelphia.
Previously married to Dorothy Borghese; he married Ann Marie Borghese in 1985. Marco and Ann Marie Borghese bought the North Fork’s first vineyard in 1999 from the pioneering Hargrave family, which established it in 1973. They named it Castello di Borghese.
Marco enjoyed sailing, skiing, and the charm of farm life. He was a skilled chef and hosted many dinners where he could share his culinary talents.
Predeceased by his wife Ann Marie Borghese on June 20; he leaves his children, Allegra and Giovanni of New York and Fernando of Pennsylvania; a granddaughter, Sofia of Pennsylvania; a sister, Cristina; a brother, Alessandro; a brother-in-law, Fabrizio; a sister-in-law, Helene; a nephew, Emanuele and a grandniece, Micol all of Rome Italy.
A private family service was held July 3, 2014 at Castello di Borghese with Father Stan Wadowski officiating. Following cremation, his ashes will be dispersed in the Chesapeake Bay.
A memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue in August at a date and time to be announced. Services were arranged by DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes.
Those wishing to remember Marco in a special way can make a contribution to Our Lady of Mercy School in Cutchogue or the Fresh Air Fund of NYC.