Vito O. Peragine, 73, died peacefully at his home March 23, 2010.

He was born Oct. 22,1936, in Philadelphia, the son of John and Antionette (Sabella) Peragine. He owned and operated the Blue Dolphin Antique Shop in Northport for years with his wife. He loved antiques, going to auctions, buying and selling. He was called a ‘hard-core antique lover.”

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda Bassano, of Northport; a son, Ronnie Bassano, of Northport; a sister, Jean Steffanucci, of New Jersey; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Vito’s life will be announced at a later date. Those who wish may make donations to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com.