Vincent was born to Charles and Anna Varriale on October 29, 1933 in NYC.
He was a loving husband, father and beloved grandfather.
He attended LaSalle high school in NYC, was AAU wrestling champion 1951 and then joined the Navy from 1951-1954 as a Seabee in the Philippines.
On July 26, 1953 he married Haydee L. Santiago.
Vincent’s greatest accomplishment was raising 6 children with Haydee, his wife of 69 years and coming to adore all the grandchildren to come.
After his military service he primarily started his carpentry career, known at Vincent’s Home Alterations.
He built the family homes in Clermont, NY and Oxnard, CA and settled in Craryville, NY in 1968. He was an accomplished cabinet maker. For 25 years he did renovations, improvements, and cabinetry at Camphill Village, Copake, NY.
He was never idle. He had many hobbies and interests. He loved the outdoors and with the family enjoyed gardening, fishing, hiking, camping, ice boating, skating, ice hockey, fossil and rock collecting, canoeing, swimming, badminton, Sunday drives and picnics. His love of history started as a teenager with stamp collecting. He enjoyed motorcycle rides, cooking and writing a cookbook, black and white photography, sea shell crafts, and playing the harmonica.
He is survived by his wife Haydee, and his children, Julianne Cotte, David Varriale, Linda and her husband Alan, Cynthia Stodolski, Anita and her husband Jack, and Vincent and his wife Renate. Also, he is survived by his sister Elvira DiCola. There are many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren as well.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later time on the website of Peck and Peck Funeral Homes, Inc.
Contributions in Vincent’s memory can be made to Community Rescue Squad, PO Box 327, Copake, NY 12516 or Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Rd, Hudson, NY 12534.
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