John Bevilacqua was born in Queens, New York, and grew up with his parents, John and Cindy and brother, Robert, in Ozone Park.
John excelled at sports and went on to play as the starting quarterback and pitcher at Franklin K. Lane High School. As a first-generation college student, John also played football and baseball at Johns Hopkins University. He then attended St. John’s University School of Law, and forged a rewarding career as an attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Solomon Smith Barney, and Merrill Lynch.
John, who never missed any of his daughters’ sports games, understood the role athletics could play in anyone’s education—athletes and non-athletes alike. He cherished sportsmanship, team play, and the importance of relationships on and off the field. Like so many college athletes, success in sports contributed to his professional success.
“Sports in college benefited him,” said John’s daughters, Kristin and Lisa. “It challenged him and made him a better student,” they added.
John’s partner, Dr. Christine Mangino, Kristin Bevilacqua, and Dr. Lisa Bevilacqua invite family and friends to donate to Queensborough Community College’s Athletic Scholarship Award Fund in John’s memory. They believe that the best way to enable student-athlete success is to keep students healthy, motivated, and engaged in their education.
Athletics provides important pathways for Queensborough students to receive a top-quality education at an affordable cost. It prepares them to lead, collaborate, and serve their community. Your contribution to the Fund will support student-athletes (who meet financial and/or academic prerequisites) by providing them additional opportunities to succeed and advance, on and off the playing field.
A memorial service for John will be held on 1/29/22 from 10am - 1pm at Weigand Brothers Funeral Home, located at 49 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, NY, 11596.
Please make checks payable to "The QCC Fund, Inc.," Memo line: Athletic Fund/Bevilacqua.
Mail checks to Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue, Room A-508, Bayside, NY 11364