Vincent J. Fodero, of New Rochelle, passed away on November 18, at the age of 96 with members of his family by his side.
He was born to Jennie (Merigliano) and Frank D. Fodero on November 23, 1924.
He was a lifelong resident of Bayard Street in New Rochelle, where he attended the public schools.
He belonged to the parish of the Blessed Sacrament, where he was a young altar boy, and continued to serve as an usher through most of his life.
He served in the Twentieth Airforce in WWII and was stationed in Guam. After his service he returned to New Rochelle and later married the love of his life Virginia (Riggio) in 1952. They enjoyed a marriage lasting 67 years. He worked as a Civilian Administrator for the Federal Government.
Vincent loved to share conversation with friends, family, and anyone else who had something to say. He was interesting and interested in everything. If you wanted to know what was new, you could always ask Vincent!
He was uncle to 3 nieces; 3 nephews; and 13 great-nieces and nephews, but he was everybody’s uncle. Every kid in the neighborhood called him “Uncle Vincent”.
He was a member of the B.P.O.E Elks Club in New Rochelle, and member of his favorite affiliation, the ROMEO Club (Retired Old Men Eating Out).
He is predeceased by his wife Virginia, his parents, his sister Louise Barrella, and his brother Frank Fodero, and survived by his many nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed.
A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 1 at Blessed Sacrament Church at 10:30am. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.