OBITUARY

Vincent C. D'Agati

August 6, 1936May 4, 2012

Vincent “Vince” Charles D’Agati died peacefully on May 4, 2012 after a short illness.

Vince was born on August 6, 1936 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. He was predeceased by his parents, Jerome D’Agati and Filomena “Fanny” (Crifo) D’Agati.

Vince graduated from Hasbrouck Heights High School and The Columbia School of Dental Technicians. Vince owned Quali-Dent Laboratories in Teaneck, Cresskill & Hillsdale for many years. His attention to fine detail and craftsmanship made him a trusted partner to many Dentists in Bergen County. Even in retirement, he was asked to consult as an expert in matching denture colors.

Vince married the love of his life, Patricia “Pat” (DeJackmo) D’Agati, on May 5, 1962. She has been his “sweetie”, best friend and golf partner for 50 years.

Vince was the father everyone hopes to have. He enjoyed coaching baseball for sons Paul and John, watching his son John’s wrestling matches, daughter Amy’s cheerleading competitions and daughter Lisa’s school plays. He was often the lone spectator on the 9th Green for John and Paul’s High School Golf matches. He was an active participant, fan and supporter in the lives of all of his children and grandchildren. While running his business, he usually left the house before dawn, but was home each day in time to enjoy life with his family.

His dedication to the community included serving as past President of Washington Commons Homeowner’s Association in Washington Township.

Vince was an avid golfer for his entire adult life. He was a member of Rockland Country Club, The Tournament Chairman at Old Tappan Golf Course and The President of the Golf Club at Greenbriar Woodlands in Toms River.

Long before the advent of Food TV, Vince and his close friends loved to cook and entertain. He took fine cooking classes in Chinese and French cuisine, and would try out his skills with elaborate meals made for his friends and family. He was also an accomplished home wine maker.

Vince had a rare gift for connecting with people, and genuinely loved creating meaningful connections with people. He had the uncanny ability to strike up a conversation with a typical passing acquaintance and develop a genuine relationship with that person.

Vince lived by his personal motto: “he who hoots with the owls at night must be willing to soar with the eagles in the morning.” In other words; enjoy yourself and the people around you but understand the importance of your responsibilities.

In addition to his wife Pat, he will be missed by his children, and sons and daughters in law: Lisa & Ricky Geerhart, John & Annmarie D’Agati, Paul & Charlene D’Agati, and Amy & Mike Luby. He will be remembered adoringly as “Doctor Fun” by his 6 grandchildren Anthony Catena, Tyler D’Agati, Kaitlyn Luby, Connor D’Agati, Avery D’Agati and Ryan Luby. He is also survived by his brother Charles and family, many nieces and nephews and countless dear friends.

Vince and Pat raised their children at St. Pius the X Roman Catholic Church in Old Tappan New Jersey, and were members of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Westwood and St. Luke’s Church in Tom’s River. The family will receive their relatives and friends at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Sunday, 1-5PM. The family will gather with their relatives and friends for the Funeral Mass at St. Andrew R.C. Church, Westwood, NJ on Monday at 10AM. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ. Memorial gifts may be made in Vince’s name to The First Tee, World Golf Village, 425 Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092 www.becker-funeralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 6, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 7, 2012
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Vincent C. D'Agati

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Katie Kakes & Ry Guy

May 9, 2012

We love you POP-POP! XOXXOXO

Jade Cahil

May 8, 2012

Rest in great eternal peace Vince <3

Jade Cahill

May 8, 2012

John and family, our prayers and deepest sympathy go out to you and your family @ this very sad time. Much love, Jade and Brian Cahill

Jim & Dorothy McLane

May 7, 2012

Pat, Our prayers are with you and your wonderful family to help you through this loss. The Lord has given you the blessing of the extraordinary life you are privileged to celebrate. Vince, "we hardly got to know ye!"

May 7, 2012

He sounded like an amazing man!

Our thoughts and prayers,
Dominick & Helena Gliatta

Raine Fussner

May 7, 2012

Paul and family
Your father sounds like an amazing man and I am sure that you are following in his footsteps of wisdom. Our sincere sympathy is extended from our family to yours.
Raine and Jeff Fussner and family

Joette Bonadonna

May 6, 2012

Dear Patty and family,
Love and deepest condolences to you and your beautiful family. Vince will help you deal with his loss as he will always be close to your side. Love to all of you, Joette

Arleen & Phil & Traci Caroselli

May 6, 2012

Pat, Words cannot fully express my feelings for you today. When we lost our daughter in law in November something was said to me and I want to pass it on to you. Don't mourn the loss but celebrate the life. I hope you will do that and remeber all your great memories of Vince. Take care, Love You

lisa,jeff&chris reed

May 6, 2012

dear paul,
our heart and prayers go out to you and your family. if there is anything you need please let us know., so sorry to hear about your loss

May 6, 2012

May the Love of Family and friends carry you through your grief.
Evelyn and Mike Vislocky
Toms River NJ