Obituary of Vincent Mascolo
Vincent Joseph Mascolo, February 10, 1943 – July 11, 2022
Vincent J. Mascolo, 79, of Old Bridge, NJ, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022, at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. He was born in Brooklyn on February 10, 1943, to Ruggiero and Jennie (Mituso) Mascolo and was raised in Coney Island.
Affectionately known as “Vinnie” to most who knew him, he quickly became a friend to everyone he met because of his quick wit and charm. It’s no secret that he was everyone’s favorite!
It was 1970 while out at a bar in Brooklyn with friends when Eileen caught his eye. Four years later they were married and started a family. Together, through their 48 years of marriage, they raised two children (Vincent and Anthony) in Bensonhurst before moving the family to Old Bridge, NJ in 1986. The family grew to four grandchildren: Noah, Kaylee, Jonathan, and Logan Mascolo.
Vinnie’s long work history began when he was just a boy, enlisting as a “Proof Boy” at Pandick Press. He spent over 30 years working in the printing industry becoming the Print Production Manager. Later coined the “Mayor” of Lowes in Morganville, where he quickly became the most popular employee for both customers and co-workers. For 9 years he enjoyed his position in the Paint Department spending his time conversing with everyone who stopped in. But there was no job that he adored more than the role of “Pop Pop” showing nothing less than unconditional love. He was fiercely proud of all his children, but his grandchildren were his pride and joy!
“PopPop” was always ready for a hug or a helping hand. Vinnie never missed the chance to tell people around him how much he loved them, or how much of a pain in the butt they were in a number of colorful ways. He worked hard to provide for his family and enjoyed “checking the car” and playing the lottery as his reward. He also always had a “project” going on, whether it was helping to fix a headlight, manage an update in a family member’s home, or building toys for his grandkids. Vinnie enjoyed golf and most importantly, partaking in his weekly card game with “the boys” where his favorite line was “There’s no family or friends in the card game!”.
Vincent is survived by wife Eileen; his sons Vincent and his wife Ann Marie and Anthony and his wife Melissa; sister Florence and her husband Eugene. Vinnie also leaves behind his grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, as well as many, many friends that he thought of as family. In addition to his mother and father, he joins in heaven his siblings Antoinette Russo and Aniello Mascolo of Brooklyn; and his nephew, Christopher Picco, of Old Bridge.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Freeman Manalapan Marlboro Funeral Home. Services will be at St. Gabriel Cemetery (Marlboro, NJ) on Friday July 22, 2022 at 12:30pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the American Cancer Society. To leave a condolence, please visit www.freemanfuneralhomes.com.