Vincent Paul Amoruso

September 12, 1925September 21, 2010

Vincent Amoruso passed away on September 21, 2010 at the age of 85. A first-generation Italian-American, he was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and as a young man helped run the family grocery store and ice cream parlor where he developed his knack for business. After serving in the US Marine Corp's 5th Division during World War II, he returned to help with his family's ranches, farms, and property developments in the Sacramento region. In 1952 he married his college sweetheart, Veronica (Silvey) and in 1960 the young family settled in West Sacramento after acquiring the Plaza Motel, where he worked as owner-manager for 36 years.

An active business owner, Vincent served as a board member on the West Sacramento Motel Owners Association. He was also active in the Italian Catholic Federation, Dante Club, East Portal Park Bocce Club, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Italian Cultural Society, and Our Lady of Grace Church. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 58 years, Veronica; seven children, Linda, Vincent Jr., Roselyn, Thomas, Gregory, Colette and Cynthia; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Our father will be greatly missed and with heavy hearts we are forced to let our wonderful, sweet, loving father go.

Vincent was known for his lively stories from the "old" country, his Cosby-like humor, love of jazz, and his business acumen. His best loved stories always bore a moral, with its oral history linked to the Etruscans, sharing his insights and wit.

A visitation at Nicoletti's Funeral Home on September 27th from 3-7 pm, followed by the Rosary at 7 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church in West Sacramento on September 28, 2010 at 11 am with Services immediately following at St. Mary's Cemetery, Sacramento.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at

Arrangements under the direction of Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home, Sacramento, CA.


  • Rosary Service Monday, September 27, 2010
  • Visitation Monday, September 27, 2010

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Colette Amoruso-Milligan

February 20, 2011

Dear Dad, It is Feb. 19, 2011 and I still miss you so much. The last 14 months that we spent together at my home taking care of you and then having to move you to a care home was the best and hardest time of my life. I would not change it for all the money in the world, because I got to help you and take care of you and I did it with all the love in my heart.I will miss you now and always. I could not have asked for a more wonderful father in the world. I love you and miss you, Love Colette

Dan Kane

October 5, 2010

Veronica, I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Although it has been a while since I have seen you or Vince (Bodega Bay as I recall), I do fondly recall the chance meeting. I also have very fond memories of your entire family on shopping days at Farmers Market in W. Sac., and that Mercury station wagon.

Paolo Troia

September 30, 2010

Dear Linda and Family

I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in your thoughts and prayers.

September 30, 2010

Dear Cynthia & Colette
I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. You both did so much for your dad and loved him so much. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Love & Hugs,
Teri Bates

Terry Olson-Skeahan

September 30, 2010

Dear Mrs. Amoruso, Cynthia and Colette,

My thoughts and prayers for support and love go to you all.

I have such great memories of him when I would come over and visit. I always thought how great it was how he would sit at the kitchen table with you Mrs. Amoruso and you guys would talk about your day and share a glass of wine together.

And Cynthia and Colette, he has got to be so proud of the two of you and the beautiful women and Mom's you turned out to be.

I will always remember him and his great laugh.

Love you Mr. Amoruso, you were one of the best Dad's around.

Terry Olson-Skeahan

September 29, 2010

Veronica and Linda,
You are both in our thoughts and prayers. Nancy and Mike

Jill and Scott Murray

September 28, 2010

Greg and Bonnie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

September 28, 2010

Dear Veronica, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family in your time of grief. I have thought of you often and wondered how you were doing. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort. Bless all of you.

Dora and Ray Torres


September 28, 2010

Dear Veronica and famiy.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
I have often wondered how you and your family were doing.
Bless all of you.

September 27, 2010


We will miss you. We love you and you will be in our hearts forever:) Thank you for all the love you gave us. xoxoxo

Love always,

Michael and Victoria