12/22/15 1:08am
Gabby Pisacano in the vineyard. (Credit: Courtesy of Roanoke Vineyards)

Gabby Pisacano in the vineyard. (Credit: Courtesy of Roanoke Vineyards)

Gasper Pisacano of Riverhead — the force behind Roanoke Vineyards’ popular Gabby’s Cab Franc wine and a familiar face at the winery — died at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead Friday, Dec. 18, according to his family. He was 85.

Born in Huntington in 1930 to Marie and Joseph Pisacano, the man who was known to all as “Gabby” served in the U.S. Marine Corps before marrying his late wife Adeline in 1956. The couple raised five children together — Linda, Stephen, Michael, Rich and Maria (Bassemir).

He spent his working years as a business owner in various industries, especially bars and restaurants. Locally, he owned Settler’s Lounge on Youngs Avenue in Southold. (more…)