‘Mr. Manhasset’ – Memorial bridge dedicated to memory of Lance Corporal Matthew A. Falcone

News 12 Staff

September 10, 2022

Originally published in News 12 Long Island on September 10, 2022.

A fallen Marine was honored in Manhasset with a bridge named after him.

The Shelter Rock Road Bridge was re-named after Lance Corporal Matthew Falcone on Saturday.

Falcone died of complications from the coronavirus in Sept. 2020.

“He believed in things for the community. It wasn't about him,” said state Sen. Anna Kaplan. “It was first and foremost about the community.”

Falcone was born in Brooklyn and joined the Marines at an early age. He dedicated his life to service and helping others through multiple charities and organizations, earning him the nickname "Mr. Manhasset."

“It’s heartwarming because he worked tirelessly for the community and the veterans and his family,” added Denise Cestone, Falcone’s daughter. “It’s so nice to see people appreciate it.”