Robert Figarella (1962-2018)

Figgy with a young fan, Jared Wigdor, at Halloween in the early 2000s in front of 69 Main St., in Cold Spring. (Photo courtesy Mitzy Folster)

Robert Allan Figarella, 56, of Hopewell Junction, and formerly of Yorktown, died at his home on Dec. 31, 2018.

Born in Mount Vernon on May 4, 1962, he was the son of Alfred and Helen (Bonnen) Figarella. Known to his customers and friends as “Figgy,” Robert was a UPS deliveryman for 31 years, including in Cold Spring, until his retirement in 2014. He was a parishioner of St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction and a member of the Putnam County Fish & Game Association and the National Rifle Association.

On Sept. 24, 1988, in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, Robert married Jill Rebori, who survives at home. He is also survived by his sons, Nicholas Figarella and Daniel Figarella; his sisters, Nancy DiMuro and Linda Castriota; and a sister-in-law, Linda Berquist (Robert) and brother-in-law, John Rebori (Anna).

A Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for this morning (Jan. 4) at St. Columba Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, NY 12538 (

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