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Only In Print: Beloved Music Man Retires After 45 Years

Thomas Marchesiello, above playing at the Casavant pipe organ and below with some of the members of the St. Ephrem adult choir, said that despite retiring he will “never stop playing.” (Photos: John Alexander)

Thomas Wolfe famously said that you can’t go home again, but that rule never applied to Thomas Marchesiello, the director of music and liturgy at St. Ephrem’s Roman Catholic Church in Dyker Heights.

He has spent his entire life in Brooklyn and will be retiring on May 15, after having served as music director for 45 years…

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