OBITUARY

Robert E. Vincini

April 21, 1933April 2, 2021

VINCINI - Robert Edward Vincini of Stamford, CT, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 2, 2021, with his wife by his side. Robert, known to his family and friends as “Bob” or “Bobby,” was born on April 21, 1933, in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx. He fell in love with music at an early age when he got his first trumpet at the age of 8. From there, his passion and talent for music was a guiding force in his life. He attended the High School for Music and Art and graduated from Roosevelt High School, where he played the trumpet in the school band. At 18, he was drafted into the United States Army and was awarded the honor of playing first trumpet in the Army band. When he was discharged, his musical talent gave him the opportunity to travel the country as the lead singer and trumpet player in a crooner-style band. By age 30, he had mastered the piano and studied piano and voice with nationally recognized instructors. Robert played piano, trumpet, and sang daily for his entire life.

As a young adult, Robert also worked as a bartender, getting his start at his parents’ Italian restaurant, Art’s Inn in Mount Kisco, NY, and then worked in the sales industry for many years. Most recently, he worked alongside his wife Phyllis at her recruitment agency. His positive attitude and playful spirit will live on through his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his loving parents Arturo and Eva Vincini and cherished sister, Yvonne. He is survived by his beloved wife Phyllis, and her son Glenn, his wife Roni, and their children Max, Daniel, and Sam. He is also survived by his son Scott Vincini and his wife Carol Anne, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, and his daughter Karen Canal and her husband James, and their two children James and Jillian of Monroe, CT.

His family will receive guests on April 7, 2021, at 9:00 am at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St, Stamford, Connecticut. Funeral Mass will be held on April 7, 2021, at 10:30 am at The Church of St. Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT.

Funeral Mass live stream: https://www.facebook.com/stceciliastgabriel

zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99384998261

Services

  • Calling hours

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Memories

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Karen Canal

April 9, 2021

My Dad meant the world to me. He filled my life with love and joy. He was my guiding light. Through his wisdom, he helped me to navigate life. His silly side brought a smile to my face. His love was forever present, and provided comfort to me in good times and bad. I will rely on this love to bring me strength in the days ahead. To me, my Dad was a gift from God. I am so thankful to have had this man as my father. The beautiful memories we shared will be carried in my heart for the rest of my life. One day we will be together again. Rest In Peace my sweet, gentle father. I love you Dad always and forever, and I know you know.

Suzie Canal

April 8, 2021

My Deepest Condences to Everyone who Loved Him.
Mr.Vincini was the Kindest,Coolest and Sweetest Man I ever knew. It was always wonderful to see him at our family functions.He was My Buddy,I loved talking and laughing with him.He was one of a Kind.True Blue! You Touched my Life and Stole my Heart. I Will Miss You and Love You forever Mr.Vincini💔 ❤🙏💕💕💕💕

Stuart Garrelick

April 7, 2021

Bob always had the looks and talent to be a star, but never the luck. I was a fan. He sang "Because of You" at my wedding 62 years ago.
I hope many fond memories can temper the sense of loss for his family.

Stephanie Acunto

April 6, 2021

As one of my father’s best friends, Bob held a special place in my heart. Their inside jokes and funny stories of days at the office always brought a smile to my face. When my father entered a nursing home in 2018, he was one of the only people that made an effort to stay in contact with him and made sure to check in on him regularly. We made plans at least once a month to all get lunch together at the Mt. Kisco diner (coconut shrimp for Bob) followed by a quick trip across the street to buy lottery tickets and split the winnings if we ever hit it big (never happened). The bond they had was an absolute joy to watch. After my father’s passing last April, Bob knew how hard that loss was for me. Our communication could have ended then but he still continued to check-in, if only just to say hi and let me know how he and the family were doing. I am so grateful to have had the honor of knowing him and I will forever cherish the memories we shared. Rest In peace dear friend.

James Canal

April 6, 2021

I am so grateful for every laugh, every hug and every memory from the past 26 years. ❤️

Scott Vincini

April 6, 2021

My Dad – His gift to all who knew him was his optimism and his love of music. He loved ’his’ music but also allowed the new music in too. We visited the Blue Note in NYC for one of his birthdays and heard one of his many favorites, Oscar Peterson, only a table away from the piano. It was a treat to share ‘his’ music that day. At home, he played the standards like Sinatra, classical music like Beethoven and his beloved Jazz that included the improvisational stuff that was at times hard to follow. He wanted to be the next Sinatra and never gave up that dream. He bought a professional quality reel to reel tape machine in the early 70’s that he was going to record demos on, but the technology never seemed to work. Always the optimist, he regularly tried to make it work. Perhaps my favorite memory of his love of music was his response to some of my music. We were going to have dinner at my place and we had put on Carol King while having some appetizers and drinks. Apparently, Dad felt “The Earth Move Under His Feet” and he started to dance to that song. We all joined in….. That’s how I will remember him.

ROSE GANDOLFI RUGGIERO

April 5, 2021

WE GREW UP TOGETHER IN THE BRONX. WE SPENT ALL HOLIDAYS TOGETHER YOUR PARENTS WERE MY ADOPTED AUNT AND UNCLE YOU AND YVONNE WERE MY ADOPTED COUSINS YOU ALWAYS WATCH OUT FOR YVONNE AND I . YOU ENTERTAINED US WITH YOUR MUSIC . WE DID NOT NEED SINATRA WE HAD YOU! BOBBY YOU WILL REMAIN IN MY HEART AND I THANKYOU FOR GIFTING ME WITH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES. LOVE YOU, ROSIE

Phyllis Vincini

April 5, 2021

Phyllis Vincini

April 5, 2021

There will never be another Robert. You were and are my life, my love forever
Life will never be the same without you.
Your loving wife

Mitchell Kessler

April 3, 2021

Bob made all of our family reunions and gatherings brighter, funnier and a little more musical. So sorry for our loss but especially to you Aunt Phyllis.

I did call and will call you again SOON.

HUGS, LOVE and CONDOLENCES...

Mitchell

FROM THE FAMILY