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Huntington’s William Naughton Passes Away

Longtime Huntington Highway Superintendent William J. Naughton has passed away at the age of 89.

Throughout his 26 years of dedicated service, Naughton managed several major storms that wreaked havoc upon the town, including Superstorm Sandy and the Nor’easter of 2012.

These storms shut down multiple roads and produced over 530,000 cubic years of debris. Under his superb guidance in those trying times, his department was able to haul away all of the debris and clear the roads.

In 2021, Naughton was honored with Rofay Drive being renamed for him. Rofay Drive is near the highway department headquarters.

“Bill was an entirely devoted and beloved public servant in his longtime stewardship of Huntington’s roads and highways,” stated Councilwoman Joan Cergol. “I am grateful for his service and wish his wife, Lynn, and family my heartfelt sympathies.”

In honor of Naughton, the Huntington Town Board ordered that the flags both in Veterans Plaza at Town Hall and all throughout the Town to be lowered.

Naughton was laid to rest on February 14, 2023 in St. Patrick’s cemetery.


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