A Staten Island block is still reeling after a longtime resident was allegedly murdered by her husband over an infidelity. Police have charged Gregory Surinaga, 45, with the death of Jodi Surinaga, 42 after the couple's daughter, Angelica, discovered Jodi early Sunday morning in a pool of blood in the family home. "I miss my mom so much already," Angelica wrote on Facebook last night, "she was my best friend and I love her so much."

Yesterday neighbors only had the nicest things to say about the Surinagas, who had lived on Beechwood Place for going on two decades. Though the couple had reportedly split up over an affair, they appeared to have reconciled. And regardless, as a neighbor put it to the Advance: "No matter what anybody does, they don't deserve to die. But I could kind of understand."

When police arrived at the family's home before 3 a.m. Sunday morning they found Jodi unresponsive on the floor with blunt trauma to her head and Gregory allegedly trying to "hang himself with a TV cable after taking pills." Sources say he quickly confessed.

According to neighbors, Gregory, an FDNY mechanic and former delivery man for SI pizza staple Joe and Pat's, was a nice guy who "would go out of his way" to help a neighbor out. Further, the couple's "house was always decorated for the season, and Mrs. Surinaga put out a big banner congratulating her daughter when she graduated from high school."

With Gregory in custody the couple's two children are reportedly with their maternal grandparents, who live near by. Neighbors' and strangers' hearts, meanwhile, went out to the suddenly bereft teens, especially the younger son, Michael. "This poor little kid's going to never have his mom," one told the Advance, "over something that could have just been a divorce."