Michael (Mike) Charles Vincitorio of Raleigh, North Carolina passed away peacefully on the morning of July 29, 2019, while surrounded by family. Mike was born to the late Louis Vincitorio and Josephine D'Ambrose Vincitorio on November 22, 1928 in Garfield, New Jersey. Mike served in the U.S. Army during WWII, graduated from Seton Hall University.
He was employed with IBM in Kingston and Poughkeepsie, then transferring to Raleigh, NC where he retired as Planning Manager in 1990.
Mike was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his four children, Mary Theresa Vincitorio, the love of his life; his sister, Otavia Blando and brother, Carmine Vincitorio.
Mike is survived by his four children: Michael G. Vincitorio (wife, Mary and their children Michael, Christopher and Daniel); Kenneth T. Vincitorio (wife, Lauren, their children Emilie, Josephine and Jack); Lois Vincitorio Magee (husband, Kevin, their children Ryan, Sean and Katie); Susan Vincitorio Emery (husband, Kevin, their children Kaitlyn and Brian); eight great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Phyllis Vincitorio of Waterbury, CT; niece, Sandra Goldrick and husband, Tom and their children, Kristen and Erin, and his companion of 25 years, Jean Klimas.
Mike loved his family above all else and had a tender heart. He also loved shopping, a good deal and everything food - he was a great cook. He will be dearly missed.
A Funeral Mass celebrating Mike’s life will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 11401 Leesville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613 on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Family will receive guests at 10:00 am in the church lobby. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The American Cancer Society.
A graveside service, officiated by Deacon Timothy Dean, followed by burial in the family plot at St. Mary's of the Snow Cemetery, Saugerties, NY will be private and under the care of the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, NY.
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