Germinal R. Miqueli, father of Father Peter A. Miqueli, pastor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini parish on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan, died Feb. 21 at his home in Hauppauge. He was 86.
Father Miqueli was the celebrant and homilist at the Funeral Mass Feb. 24 at St. Thomas More Church in Hauppauge.
Mr. Miqueli, who was retired, was a welder and a member of Operating Engineers Local 138. He formerly taught welding at the State University at Farmingdale. He was born in Tampa, Fla.
In addition to Father Miqueli, he is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anna Paulantonio Miqueli; five daughters, Laura Vigneaux, Angela Miqueli, Jo-ann Fannon, Jacinta Perini and Mary Reardon; his sons Anthony, Robert, Joseph, Richard, Thomas and John; a sister, Ondina Gibbs; 38 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Burial was at Queen of All Saints Cemetery in Central Islip.