Vincent Minotti

September 28, 1940November 14, 2021

Vincent Louis Minotti passed away peacefully on November 14, 2021 at his home in Orleans, Massachusetts. He was surrounded by his loving family. Vincent was born September 28, 1940 in Bedford Hills, NY. He attended St. Mary's High School in Katonah New York and later attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, majoring in Physical Education. He earned his graduate degree at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. He followed his passion and became a dynamic physical education teacher and coach. He taught in the Bedford Central School District from 1963-1996. He was well loved by his colleagues and students. He always treated people with respect and dignity. His quiet manor and wry sense of humor left an impact on all those who had the privilege of knowing him. He mastered team work and fair competition in his classroom and on the team he coached.

He is survived by his loving wife of forty-one years, Anne (Wight) Minotti and the children from his blended family; Denise (Minotti) Kness (Matt), Vincent J. Minotti (Lorraine), Robin (Bush) Thayer (Todd) David Bush (Janine), and his eight wonderful grandchildren, whom he adored, Brenden Thayer, Matthew Kness, Alaina Bush, Emily Kness, Caroline Thayer, Derek Bush, Katherine Minotti, and James Minotti. He also leaves behind his twin brothers George Minotti and Louis Minotti (Patricia) and his cousin Anita Mele along with his niece, Cheryl Minotti and nephew, Michael Minotti (Melissa).

A private graveside ceremony was held at St. Francis Cemetery in Mount Kisco, New York. The family would like to thank his home health aides, the staff and doctors at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Cape Cod Hospital, Cancer Center, and the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod for their care and concern. For those inclined to make a donation in his honor, please consider The Dana Farber Cancer Institute or Springfield College – Athletic Department.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.


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Joni Corcoran

November 26, 2021

Vincent was a very good part of my memories of teaching at West Patent. We all took our classes to the gym regularly. It didn’t take long for me to see his dry sense of humor beneath the surface. There was always a funny exchange as I dropped off the kids and picked them up. The kids all loved going to gym with Mr. Minotti. Much later on we became good friends as we both moved to Cape Cod in retirement. Dinners at Annie and Vincent’s house, dinners at ours, visits in Florida during the winter, comparing success on The NY Times crossword puzzles, and exchanging news about all our grandkids are all wonderful parts of our friendship that I will miss. Our last goodbye at Vincent’s bedside was so hard. Hope to see him again on the other side.

Frank Castaldo

November 26, 2021

Coach Minotti was a wonderful man . He was my JV baseball and varsity soccer coach at Fox lane 1967-70 . A great friend and coach . I have many fond memories . May he Rest In Peace .

Kent Arnold

November 23, 2021

My condolences to the family. Vince and I were in a men's book club for several years. His insights into the books we read were deep and thoughtful. He was never the first to talk, but in his quiet demeanor, everybody listened when he did.