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Maspeth street co-naming honors late deacon
BY ANGÉLICA ACEVEDO
City Councilman Robert Holden
celebrated the street co-naming
after the late Deacon David
Ciorciari with his family members on
Saturday, Jan. 23 in Maspeth.
The street, 61st Street and Maspeth
Avenue, was co-named “Deacon David
Ciorciari Way,” in honor of the
deacon of the St. Stanislaus Kostka
Church who died of 9/11-related illness
at the age of 61 in 2018.
His family, who have advocated for
the street co-naming since 2019, were
there to celebrate the moment, including
Ciorciari’s wife Eileen Beattie
Ciorciari, their daughters Nicole and
Annamarie, granddaughter Cadence
as well as other family members of
the St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.
Eileen presented the co-naming
petition during a Community Board
5 meeting in 2019.
Photo courtesy of Councilman Robert Holden via Facebook
“He devoted his life to trying to
make the world a better place. He
did a lot of community work by doing
religious things: Baptizing children
in the schools as well as visiting the
homebound in nursing homes,” she
said. “My family and I would like to
have a street co-named in David’s
honor as he lived a life of service.”
David Ciorciari spent 20 years
with NYPD, and was instrumental in
the creation of the Runaway Investigation
Unit of the Missing Persons
Squad. He then spent 17 years as an
investigator with the Special Commissioner
of Investigations for the
New York City School District.
The last 10 years of his life were
spent as a Deacon in the Diocese of
Brooklyn and Queens, serving at St.
Stanislaus Kostka Church and the
Church of Our Lady of Victory in
Holden said he was “proud” to
officially co-name the street after
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