Vincent D’Antonio, 92, a resident of Pinecliff Lake in West Milford for 47 years, passed away peacefully in his home with his daughters by his side on Sept. 18.
Vincent was born to Andrew and Antoinette (Marino) D’Antonio on Feb. 15, 1927 in Ossining, New York.
As a young man, he served proudly in the United States Army during WWII.
While living in Brooklyn, New York, he met and married Lorraine Lacari in 1961.
They resided in Flatbush for the next 10 years during which they welcomed their first two daughters Kim and Gina, before moving to Pinecliff Lake in 1971.
Shortly after happily adding a third daughter, Melissa, to the family.
Vincent was a member of the Laborers Union Local 731 for 59 years.
He was the epitome of a hard working man, he was a fixture in the community and could be found most mornings at one of the town’s delis or diners, enjoying coffee, an egg sandwich and good conversation with fellow locals.
In addition, he was a longstanding member of the West Milford Elk’s Lodge #2236.
Vincent was predeceased by his wife, Lorraine with whom he enjoyed 49 years of marriage before her untimely passing in 2010, and by his brother Daniel D’Antonio who passed in 1999.
He was a caring father to his daughters Kim Kreston, Gina Dahl and Melissa Shaffer.
A respected father-in-law to Craig Dahl and Mark Kreston, and a proud Papa to Ryan and Connor Kreston; Craig, Alex and Matthew Dahl; and Carlie Shaffer.
A dear brother-in-law to Mary Ann Dunn, Joanne and Jerry Hines, and the late John Lacari, as well as a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Memorial visitation will take place from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, followed by a 3 p.m. memorial service at the Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home at 187 La Rue Road in Newfoundland.
Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made in Vinnie’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, or to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, 1350 Broadway, Suite 905, New York, N.Y. 10018, which provides a wide scope of services to Veterans, their families/care givers.
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