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Farewell Friday for Cody Taddonio

Cold Spring Harbor wrestler was 17.

Cody Taddonio. File
Cody Taddonio. File
Visitation is scheduled Friday for Cody Taddonio, a Lloyd Harbor resident and athlete at Cold Spring Harbor High School. He was 17 years old.

Cody died in his sleep over the weekend.

Cold Spring Harbor wrestling coach Mike Ferrugiari wrote on the Long Island Wrestling Association website that Taddonio had just been voted captain of the wrestling team last week.  "Cody was the type of kid that everyone wanted to be around. He was funny, extremely polite and very thankful and always wore his heart on his sleeve and would give the shirt off his back to help someone in need. Cody was great at first impressions, leaving you with a smile on your face and wondering who his parents were because you would want to tell them what a great kid they had," the coach wrote.

He added, "Cody is gone now from our team and this world, but he will never be forgotten and will always remain in our hearts and a part of our FAMILY. He will be dearly missed this year and have no doubt that our team will grow stronger from this experience and be a stronger family together. We love you Cody and will never forget you."

A tribute page on the funeral home site is filled with expressions of sorrow. "Dearest Cody....I hope you knew how deeply you were loved and admired....You touched so many hearts..." one read.

Another wrote, "Cody- a beautiful soul has left us, never have I met anyone that was loveable from the moment you met them-that was you. Our hearts are forever scarred bc you are not here with us. You were a beautiful boy who was so loved by your parents and anyone else that met you-I loved you."

A funeral service was held Thursday at M.A. Connell Funeral Home.  Visitation is set for 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by cremation. 
SevenSevenSeven December 13, 2013 at 07:14 PM
Horrible to hear about something like this, my prayers go out for him and his family.

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