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Genesio J. Vicini

August 27, 1928January 3, 2020
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Genesio John Vicini, of River Vale, NJ passed away peacefully on January 3rd, 2020 with his loving wife Peg and their three children at his bedside. He was 91 years old.

Known as “Gino” to his friends and “Pop Pop” to his grandkids, Genesio was born in New York City and moved to River Vale in 1964. A three-time decorated veteran of the Korean War, he spent his entire career in the service of others. He worked as a police officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for 21 years and then continued his public service at the Englewood, NJ Post Office for another 20 years. Over the course of those years, Gino embodied a spirit of warmth and good humor that endeared him to his colleagues and friends. He was generous and kind to everyone, and a solid friend you could count on no matter what.

That spirit survives on with his devoted family. He was predeceased by his brother Bennie of Yonkers, NY. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Peggy Vicini, by their children Blaise (Stefanie), Mary, and Lisa, by his 5 wonderful grandchildren, and by a large extended family including cousins, nephews, nieces, and in-laws that he treated like his own. Gino was a proud and protective husband, father and grandfather.

He raised a family. He fought a war. He worked for 40 years serving the public. He was a good man, a spiritual man, and he lived a full life. And we’ll all miss him very much.

The family will be having visitation hours from 2-4pm and 6-8pm Thursday January 9th at the Becker Funeral Home of Westwood, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, January 10th at 11:00am at St Pius X Church in Old Tappan, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in Gino’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 9, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, January 10, 2020

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Joanne Folkers

January 8, 2020

I was one of the Vinci’s neighbors and have known Gene and the family for years. He was a wonderful man that made you smile. I am so glad to have known Gene and will miss him.

Sandra A. Gerace

January 6, 2020

My Uncle Gene has always been an important part of my life. A very good person& deeply spiritual, he was a friend to all he knew. I have many fond memories of going to the Bronx Zoo & many other attractions near NYC with him & Aunt Peg &of their weekly Friday visits to the Bronx, which were among the highlights of my childhood. Rest In Peace, dearest Uncle, reunited with your brother,Bennie, Grandma, Grandpa & all the holy souls who have gone before him. You have left us with many fond memories that will always be a part of our lives. Yours forever, SANDRA, ANTHONY, JO ANN, LORI& TONIANN & the entire GERACE, CAMPOLO& OTERO FAMILIES.

Ben Vicini

January 5, 2020

I’ll never forget my younger years with my uncle Gino going to the Bronx zoo in the summertime on the bus where he would cut my fingernails on the bus on the way. I also will never forget Gino’s 1957 Ford Fairlane coupe black & yellow which he protected from fingerprints like it was a military secret project!
I will miss my uncle and I am confident he’s in a better place with his brother (my father Ben ) , mother, father and love ones now enjoying life once again!
Wishing Uncle GIno, my aunt Peggy & my dear cousins love & peace !
Love
Cousin Ben

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Young Gino

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Sadie and Biagio on Paulding Avenue

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Gino High School Graduation

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Young Gino

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Sadie and Biagio on Paulding Avenue

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Gino High School Graduation

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Korean War

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