For the past five days, the flag marking the entrance of the Boardy Barn has flown at half-staff — paying tribute to one of the men who started it all.
“Keep a good thought,” he would say. “May the good days outnumber the bad days.”
In the early morning hours of November 20, Anthony “Tony” Galgano Jr. — the co-owner of the iconic summertime bar in Hampton Bays who was widely known for his gentle spirit, humble nature and boundless generosity — died after a long battle with cancer at the East End Hospice Kanas Center for Hospice Care on Quiogue, with his daughter, Jennifer Minihane, by his side.
He was 78.
“It’s just a sad day. It’s a sad day,” longtime friend Debbie Martel said during a telephone interview last Sunday evening. “He made a difference in so many people’s lives, from the littlest things to the biggest things. Not many people can say that. He made a difference in the entire Hampton Bays community. We all should strive to be half as good as Tony.”Read More