Farmingville, New York – This past weekend, Suffolk County Legislator and Majority Leader Nick Caracappa hosted a beautiful ceremony to unveil the new sign that signifies the renaming of Farmingville Hills County Park on Portion Road to “Thomas Muratore County Park at Farmingville Hills.”
Legislator Caracappa, who currently serves the Fourth Legislative District where the late Muratore served from 2010-2020, introduced a bill that was adopted unanimously in June of 2021. The bill states:
“it would be fitting to name Farmingville Hills County Park in honor of Thomas Muratore to acknowledge his contributions to Suffolk County as someone who dedicated his entire life to public service and reached across the aisle to better the lives of County residents, especially when it came to working together to protect families, our veterans and our quality of life.”
Legislator Caracappa was joined by his colleagues in government, law enforcement, civic and chamber groups, veterans, Boy Scouts, as well as Mr. Muratore’s wife Linda, and many friends and former co-workers.
“This weekend’s turnout was a testament to the type of man Tom was,” stated Legislator Caracappa. “He had a lifelong career serving and protecting the public, and renaming this park after him will help to ensure his legacy lives on in the community he loved so much. I’d like to thank all who made this day possible, with a special thanks to the offices of the County Executive, Parks Department, and the Presiding Officer. I know Tom was smiling down on this beautiful event.”