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Crossing Guard Marie Torraville Retires After 46 Years

County Executive Steve Bellone presents Marie Torraville with a special proclamation in honor of her recent retirement while AME’s Beverly Avgeros and Michael J. Finland look on. Photo by Sid Nathan.
County Executive Steve Bellone presents Marie Torraville with a special proclamation in honor of her recent retirement while AME’s Beverly Avgeros and Michael J. Finland look on. Photo by Sid Nathan.
 

85-year-old Marie Torraville has served as school crossing guard for the Suffolk County Police Department for 46 years. After leading three generations of children to safety, she is retiring this month to a quiet summer before seeking volunteer work in the fall.

Since 1968, she’s been a crossing guard in the fourth precinct in Hauppauge, and for some time has simultaneously held a part time position in the food service industry.

On June 10, Torraville was recognized by the fourth precinct crossing guards at their annual “End of the School Year” event at Villa Sorrento restaurant in St. James. County Executive Steve Bellone presented Torraville with a special proclamation from his office, recognized her for her tenure and thanked her for ensuring the safety and well-being of thousands of children. Her son Gordon, a Nassau County Police Officer, also attended to congratulate his mother. 

“It was a joy getting to know all the wonderful children over the years, some of whom are grandparents now,” said Torraville. “Retiring is bittersweet, but I am looking forward to pursuing new opportunities where I can volunteer my time.”

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