Barney Lough was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from Cardinal Hayes High School he joined the Navy. Thirteen months of his 7 years in the Navy were spent in Korea. Upon leaving the Navy he obtained a position with the United Nations in its security division. In May 1957, Barney met, courted and married Laura Prezioso also from New York City. Barney and Laura are the proud parents of Annemarie O’Hara and Patrick Lough who have given them seven grandchildren. Barney took a position with the Long Island Railroad as a police officer in 1958 before transferring over to passenger service where he worked as a conductor for the next 30 years.
Barney was influential in starting a new Division 19 of Hibernians in Port Washington where he presently holds the office of President. His heart however is and always will be with Division 8 of the Hibernians where he was an active member for 5 years. Barney keeps active in their Parade Committee.
Barney’s life has always been dedicated to family, church and community. His other involvements include The Knights of Columbus where he is a past Grand Knight and is a member of the Fourth Degree. He is a Past Exalted Ruler of the Port Washington Elks, an active member in the Port Washington Sons of Italy, and a Lifetime member of Port Washington Cancer Care. Barney is active in St. Peter’s Parish where he has served as an usher for many years. As his personality dictates, Barney will continue as in the past to serve those organizations he hold dear.