Former chief clerk of Brooklyn Board of Elections remembered as loyal friend

Sep 17, 2018 199

BY: Rob Abruzzese

Letterio "Leo" Barrile, who worked for the Brooklyn Board of Elections and served as a district leader, died on Staten Island on Aug. 28 at the age of 76. Barrile, married to Antoinette, father of John and Emma and grandfather to five, was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery. His friends remember him as very loyal and always willing to give advice, and his friends and family remembered him as the loving patriarch of a typical Italian-American family.

"My mother began working as his secretary in 1983 and I still remember visiting -- he would be there, this big powerful guy, behind his big desk in his big chair. He used to smoke his brown cigarettes,” said Lisa Sattie. “He became like my second father, my political father,” Sattie continued. “He taught me everything I know about the business. I'm going to miss his advice. He was always the person who kept me out of trouble.”

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