Tribute: Vincenzo “Vince” Martuccio

Obituary for Vincenzo "Vince" Martuccio

Vincenzo Martuccio, Girard, Ohio – obit

GIRARD, Ohio – Vincenzo “Vince” Martuccio, of Girard, who recently celebrated his 93rd birthday and his 65th wedding anniversary with his loving wife, Mary, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Hospice House in Poland, Ohio.

His perpetual smile and kindness will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Vincenzo was born on September 1, 1923, in Decorata, Italy, to Concetta (Pilla) and Guiseppe Martuccio. They and his siblings Francesco, Michele and Philomena, have preceded him in death.

He married his lovely bride, Maria, in January of 1951 and followed her later that year to New York City. They ultimately settled in Girard, Ohio, where Vince earned a legendary reputation as a strong, hard worker in leather, steel plants and factories, as a busy and generous landlord, handyman and as an incredible gardener and winemaker.

He was a member of St. Rose Church and its Knights of Columbus.

He and Maria enjoyed hosting parties, dancing, cooking and playing cards with their many friends, relatives and paesani.

He is survived by his wife, Maria; children, Lily and George (Gaye) of Girard and Joe (Pam) of Canton; grandchildren, Maria Jackson (Paul) of Chicago, Brandon and Mason Martuccio of Girard; great-granddaughter, Sophia Lily Jackson of Chicago and numerous nieces and nephews in the United States and Italy.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose Church.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.

Vince will be laid to rest at Girard City Cemetery.

Special thanks go out to Hospice of the Valley for their kind and compassionate care.

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A television tribute will air Monday, November 14 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.