Did you lose this photo during Hurricane Sandy?

By Virginia N. Sherry Staten Island Advance

Wedding photo - one of many found in Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy

Wedding photo – one of many found in Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy

NEW DORP BEACH — Patricia and Dominick Guinta, homeowners on hideaway Seafoam Street close to the shore in New Dorp Beach, know something about loss.

Hurricane Sandy’s destructive surge inundated their home with 11 feet of water almost two years ago, and the couple lost everything on the two floors of the house.

They perservered, rebuilt, and are finally back in their renovated home, along with son Anthony, who celebrates his fourth birthday Aug. 18, and Rocky, the family’s 6-year old beagle/basset hound mix who survived Sandy, via a rescue in a FDNY boat during the height of the storm.

The Guintas own personal struggles post-Sandy motivated them to reach out to silive.com, in the hopes of finding the family that belongs to 53 black-and-white wedding photographs that washed up in their driveway in the superstorm’s aftermath, along with a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

“Friends of ours came to the house and found the pictures,” Mrs. Guinta explained, noting that these helping hands from Pennsylvania dried the photos properly, leaving most of them in decent condition.

When Mrs. Guinta finally had time to check out the photos, “I said, they’re not from my family, or my husband’s family.”

So the search is on.

“It would be nice” to reunite the photos with the proper owners, Dominick Guinta said Sunday.

Do you recognize these photos as your own, or belonging to family members?

If so, contact this reporter by email (sherry@siadvance.com), or direct phone: 718-816-3987.

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