Vincenzo Damiani, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on February 1, 2022. He was 91.
Mr. Damiani was born in Zagarise, Italy on March 2, 1930 to Salvatore and Rosa (Marino) Damiani. He served in the Italian military and later married Grazia Spadafora in Rogliano in 1966. They came to America and settled in the Bronx. He worked as a carpenter until his retirement. He enjoyed going to neighborhood Italian cafès to watch soccer games and loved playing poker with the family. He also loved playing the slots at the Casino. He is pre-deceased by his wife Grazia who died in 1995.
He is survived by his children, Carmen and her husband Scott, Salvatore, and Luisa and her husband Phillip; his grandchildren, Marisa, Anthony, Joseph, and Vincent; his sisters, Maria and Adua; his sister-in-law Ada; and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and family and friends. He was pre-deceased by his brother Aldo and his sister Giacomina.
Visiting will be Sunday from 3-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Family and friends wishing to attend the visitation virtually may do so by clicking the following link at any time during the visiting hours Damiani Visitation Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10am at St. Clare’s Church, 1918 Paulding Avenue, Bronx. Entombment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.
We will miss you Vinny! It was so nice to have someone to wave us off to work every day and a familiar face to greet us when we got back. Someone to share apple turnovers and soup with (or all the things Sal didn’t like lol!) Someone to listen to sing or hum upstairs. Your wine and robe are iconic and your presence will be greatly missed, don’t worry we will take care of shadow and Jolene. We hope you’re hitting jackpots in heaven.
Until we meet again,
Shanelle & Kevin.