OBITUARY

Vincent "Vinnie" Joseph Rao

December 29, 1953October 1, 2021
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Vincent Joseph “Vinnie” Rao, 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 1, 2021. Born on December 29, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York, he was a son of the late Angelo and Rose (nee Aliverto) Rao. Vinnie proudly served his country for more than 10 years in the Navy, and retired in 2019, after 35, years of service as an Electrical Maintenance Technician.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Amanda (nee Kelley) Rao; daughters, Molly Rao, Katy Rao, and Marjorie (Mark) Pokrzywinski; step-children, Jonathan (Caleb Temple) Sutton, and Alyssa (JT Graham) Bolinger; grandchildren, Cameron Rao, Savannah Rao, Erik Pokrzywinski, Mia Pokrzywinski, Karina Bolinger, Jay Graham, Ollie Graham, and Alyx Graham. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Michelina Rao, and Rose and Joseph Aliverto; sisters, Michelina Bogart, and Felicia Rao; and step-daughter, Angie Sutton.

Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Saturday, October 16, 2021, at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, Friday, October 15, 2021, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association. For online condolences please visit www.mccombandsons.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Calling

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Calling

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Preferred Memorial

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Robert Franks

October 7, 2021

I remember sharing many times & experiences with Vinnie when we worked at Courier!! Such a nice & comical man for sure!! May the angels above welcome you with open arms!!
Miss you, Vinnie!!!

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Vinnie being his goofy self at Disney

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Savannah and her Grandpa Vinnie

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Mickey (sister), Vinnie, and Carol Ann (cousin)

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Mickey (Sister) and Vinnie

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Amanda and Vinnie on their wedding day

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Amanda, Vinnie, John (Vinnie's best man) and Judy (John's wife)

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Amanda, Vinnie, Katy (daughter), and Cameron (grandson)

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Vinnie being his goofy self at Disney

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Savannah and her Grandpa Vinnie

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Mickey (sister), Vinnie, and Carol Ann (cousin)

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Mickey (Sister) and Vinnie

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Amanda and Vinnie on their wedding day

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Amanda, Vinnie, John (Vinnie's best man) and Judy (John's wife)

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Amanda, Vinnie, Katy (daughter), and Cameron (grandson)

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Weren't they so sweet about it?! LOL

Biography

Vincent Joseph “Vinnie” Rao, 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 1, 2021. Born on December 29, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York, he was a son of the late Angelo and Rose (nee Aliverto) Rao. Vinnie proudly served his country for more than 10 years in the Navy, and retired in 2019, after 35, years of service as an Electrical Maintenance Technician.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Amanda (nee Kelley) Rao; daughters, Molly Rao, Katy Rao, and Marjorie (Mark) Pokrzywinski; step-children, Jonathan (Caleb Temple) Sutton, and Alyssa (JT Graham) Bolinger; grandchildren, Cameron Rao, Savannah Rao, Erik Pokrzywinski, Mia Pokrzywinski, Karina Bolinger, Jay Graham, Ollie Graham, and Alyx Graham. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Michelina Rao, and Rose and Joseph Aliverto; sisters, Michelina Bogart, and Felicia Rao; and step-daughter, Angie Sutton.

Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Saturday, October 16, 2021, at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, Friday, October 15, 2021, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association. For online condolences please visit www.mccombandsons.com