CWA 1109

We mourn the loss of Doug Lalima

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Saturday, Sept. 17 & Sunday, Sept. 18
2-4pm and 7-9pm

Bedell Funeral Home
7447 Amboy Road Staten Island, NY 10307

Funeral Mass on Monday, Sept. 19th 10 am:
Our Lady Star of the Sea Church

5371 Amboy Road Staten Island

CWA Local 1109 mourns the loss of one of our members.  Brother Doug Lalima perished in a freak accident on the job. While working aloft, Doug came in contact with an electrical line, and was electrocuted.  Doug worked at Verizon as a lineman for fifteen years, the last eight at Ave H. He was only 37 years old. Doug was an extremely hard worker and a great friend to those who were lucky enough to know him. Doug had an infectious smile and his co-workers loved working with him. They said it best when they told us “When you were teamed up with Doug you knew it was going to be a great day. It didn’t feel like work when you were with him. The day would go by so fast.”

Off the job Doug was a loving husband to his wife Vienna and devoted father to his four daughters Victoria 12, Olivia 10, Sophia 6, and Julia 3. Doug grew up in Marine Park and moved to Staten Island after he got married. His daughters were his life. He loved to talk about his girls, and watching them at their cheerleading competitions.  Doug cherished every day with his family and couldn’t wait to get home to them. He always had a smile on his face when talking about them.

 What happened to Doug could have happened to any one of us on any given day. Local 1109 has received many phone calls from members, unions, and other community organizations asking how they can help or where can they make a donation. We are in the process of working out details and as soon as we finalize them we will make them public. This will probably take a week to set up. In the mean time we ask that everyone keep the Lalima family in your prayers.

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