Richmond County Surrogate’s Court Judge Robert Gigante: BP Fossella Extends Condolences To Family Of Longtime Friend

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A Statement from Borough President Vito Fossella on the Passing of Surrogate Robert Gigante 

Our family has been friends with Bob Gigante and his family for more than 50 years. A true friendship.

Bob was such a down to earth guy, who never forgot where he came from and always stood for the “little guy”.

A respected lawyer and judge, he left his mark on the Staten Island legal community and so many families that entered his courtroom.

Mary Pat and I extend our deepest condolences to Barbara and their family.


According to ballotopedia


Robert J. Gigante was a judge of the Richmond County Surrogate’s Court in New York. He assumed office in 2008. He left office in 2018.”

Banner Image: Courthouse. Image Credit – Dan Asaki


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The Office of the Borough President has a responsibility to advocate for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. The Borough President communicates directly with the Mayor and the City Council to emphasize Staten Island’s budget priorities. In addition, the Borough President is responsible for reviewing major land use decisions and proposing sites for city facilities within the Borough. As the chair of the Borough Board, the Borough President leads Staten Island’s City Council delegation and Community Board chairs in the process of reviewing and approving the transfer of public properties to private use. The Borough President’s Office houses the Borough's Topographical Bureau, which maintains the borough’s official maps and assigns street addresses. The Borough President monitors the delivery of city services on Staten Island, and acts as a liaison between residents and city agencies when problems arise to devise solutions. The Borough President is also responsible for appointing one member to the Panel for Educational Policy and one member to the City Planning Commission, as well as some 150 members to Staten Island’s three community boards.

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