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Lisa Petti-Vitorovich posted a condolence
Tuesday, January 29, 2019Hey Dad ~ Still processing you really being gone. I can't seem to move forward. It's been 24 days and it feels like decades. Whenever I've had a problem, you were who I called... but now you aren't there to answer the phone. I miss you, Dad. But even though you're gone from my site, my sorrow is immense, and the hole in my heart cavernous, I know your life and how it was lived. I know it was great because I know it was good. You always said we should never brag about ourselves - but I am so thankful that so many did it for you these past weeks. It was beyond heart warming. The heart felt stories one after the other that we have heard over the past weeks from so many were ones of how they were each better having known you, of how they had loved you, of how you had helped them without hesitation or expecting anything in return. We are grateful to them because they are grateful to you. Both the love and loss of you is palpable ... and it would have made you smile. To me, your most important role was being a great Dad to all of us. You taught me all there is to know about being a good person. About being an honest person. About having integrity. About having loyalty. That “loose lips sink ships”. To always pay everything in cash because if I wasn’t able to, then I couldn’t afford it. To never expect anything from anyone and to be grateful for what is given. To always buy a Honda. About having a love for dogs and animals. That I can achieve anything I set my mind to. That if I get knocked down, I brush myself off, get back up and go at it again. That I am never to feel sorry for myself. To always put in a hard day’s work. To just pour boiling water on ant hills to wipe them out, To represent the family well. That when I have been hurt, I am to rise above it. See, Dad we always knew you were strong, you were brave and you were tough. You were a warrior and a worker, but you were most of all kind, funny, humble and generous. When I read this verse from 2 Timothy 4: 6-8, I think of you: “For I am now ready to be offered and the time has come for me to depart. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous judge, shall give me that day and not only to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." And that you did … you fought to the end. For me, for all of us, it ended a day sooner than I wanted it to. God always takes the good ones too soon. I just don't understand why now. But as much as I hate that you were torn away from us, I take some comfort in how your life ended. It ended with you truly knowing how much your family and friends loved you and cared about you. You just were saying to me that you couldn't get over how many called and visited with words of support and offers to help any way they can. I'm unsure of how I go forward - you were always there for me. Never really critical. Full of advice when asked. Never doubted me. Always trusted me. An ear to listen. Giving your "Vinny-isms". I miss talking to you about nothing and everything. Laughing about the politics of the day and about how bad the Mets are and how good the Yankees will be. I am both humbled and proud of how your life touched not only mine and my brothers, but so so many others ..... I have to say, I am not surprised. Until we see each other again, Dad – there are so many things that will make me think of you: * When I see the strength of my brothers – I will think of you. * When I see a Mets game – I will think of you. * When I see a shelter dog – I will think of you. * When I see a Cancer Survivor – I will think of you. I really miss you, Dad. And I know I’ve told you before, but I’ll tell you again ~ I love you and I Thank you. Lisa XoXo
Betty M. Key posted a condolence
Friday, January 11, 2019My sympathy to Joan and the Petti Family. I did not know Vince, only thru Joan, but I am sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.
Margaret Purcell Roddy posted a condolence
Thursday, January 10, 2019An absolutely beautiful tribute to a gentleman of a man. Our deepest condolences to the entire Petti family. Vincent was a kind person, with a big heart. Its obvious he touched many lives for the good, and had a natural ability to give of himself in many special ways. May he rest in peace.
Rita Cavallaro posted a condolence
Thursday, January 10, 2019My dearest cousin, You were truly my best friend, and I will miss you very much. I will cherish the times we spent together, and how I will miss our Saturday night dinners. Your cousin, Rita (Cavallaro)
EUGENE CHIULLI posted a condolence
Wednesday, January 9, 2019Vinny was a great mentor to an aspiring 19 year old Accounting Student. He taught me so much and I know how much his clients/friends cared about him. RIP Vince... Fond memories me, and Vinny at Oyster Bay Sand and Gravel and DeDonna. When going over the books, "Hold on let me take my check!"
Charlotte Mary Thompson Geary posted a condolence
Monday, January 7, 2019Dear Aunt Joan and family, How very sorry we were to here of Uncle Vincent passing. Our hearts go out to you and the family. Please know our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Love and prayers, Bill & Charlotte Geary
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Monday, January 7, 2019