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D'Arrigo salesperson dies in car accident

by Tad Thompson | May 11, 2010
Bradner (Brad) Cameron, age 52 and a night salesperson for D'Arrigo Bros. Co. of New York Inc., based at the New York City Hunts Point Terminal Market, died April 30 in a car accident.

Matthew D'Arrigo, vice president of the firm, said that Mr. Cameron was an innocent victim when his car was broadsided by another driver while Mr. Cameron was driving near his home in Shelton, CT. He was on his way to work around 2 a.m. when the accident occurred.

Mr. D'Arrigo said that Mr. Cameron had been a friend of him and his siblings "from my earliest memories." Mr. Cameron was also a close friend of other staff members at D'Arrigo Bros. including salesperson Larry Hetz. Mr. Hetz said that he and Mr. Cameron had been friends since he was 9 years old and that Mr. Hetz was a roommate of Mr. Cameron for six years before Mr. Hetz got married.

"He was a very, very well-liked and loving kind of guy. He will be greatly missed," Mr. D'Arrigo said.

Mr. Cameron was born June 2, 1957. He was a 1975 graduate of Irvington High School in Irvington, NY, and he earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from John Jay College in New York. In addition to his produce career, which included being a buyer for Shopwell in New York between two stints at D'Arrigo Bros., he coached varsity football at Irvington High School. Under his tutelage, during the 1978 to 1980 campaigns, the Irvington Bulldogs won two class C titles, one finishing with an unblemished 10-0 season, according to

Mr. Cameron is survived by his wife, Isabel Aguilera-Cameron. The couple was married in 1996 and moved to Connecticut. According to, Mr. Cameron was predeceased by his father, H. Griggs Cameron. His mother, Louise Marie Cameron, and sister, Laurie Cameron, live in Waconia, MN. Mr. Cameron is also survived by his brother, Bruce, and Bruce's wife, Betty Cameron, of San Diego; his nephews Sean Siffert of Waconia and Andy Siffert of Nova Scotia; his mother- and father-in-law, Raul and Mirtha Aguilera; his sister-in-law, Elisa Maynoldi, and her children, Eli and Jordan Maynoldi of Bridgeport, CT; his sister-in-law, Hilda, and her husband, Tim Zeko, and their children Alexis and Timothy Zeko of Monroe, CT.

Mr. Hetz said that Laurie Cameron had suggested that those wishing to remember her brother contribute to St. Jude Hospital, which can be done at