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Longtime owners of Swan Bakery in East Patchogue retire

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Swan Bakery, a dessert and fresh baked bread institution for decades in East Patchogue, announced on Instagram that it’s closing its doors for good on Friday, Aug. 6.

“It is time to start a new chapter of our lives, and though the goodbye is bitter sweet, we carry with us countless fond memories of our employees (current and former) and of you — our beloved Patchogue community,” the Instagram post reads.

“We have been honored to be a welcomed part of this great community and it has been our pleasure to have been able to donate to local hospitals, soup kitchens, churches — take part in library programs, girl and boy scout events — walk in local parades and take part in local contests and functions.”

The long standing bakery owned by Guy and Val Gagliano at 15 S. Country Road has served customers on days most cherished and folks just passing through.

“No matter if you gotten a massive wedding cake from us, or just a jelly donut on your way to work — we thank you for your support of our humble small business,” the Swan Bakery post reads.

The Gagliano family said they are proud to have defined what it means to be a family-owned business.

“Guy, Val, their two children, cousins, and even Guy’s father, who we know is looking down on us with love, was working on filling pastries in his 90’s,” the Instagram announcement reads.

The post closes not on a sad note, but rather on a final request that the support Swan Bakery received be spread throughout the community.

“As we say our goodbyes, we wish to remind everyone out there that it is so important to support small businesses. Your support through the years has not granted a CEO a private jet — but it gave us a roof over our heads. It put two children through college. It gave Christmas gifts to our grandchildren. Supporting small businesses means supporting local families, as you have your own family. And from the bottom of our hearts, we are thankful for your support through the years. God bless.”