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Vincent J. Piccirillo

May 15, 1928 ~ September 17, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Vincent Piccirillo Obituary

Vincent John Piccirillo, “Vinnie”, 95, died September 17, 2023. Vinnie was born May 15, 1928 in New Brunswick, NJ. He was the 10th child of Vincent and Rosaria Piccirillo. 

Vinnie was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corp. from 1949-1952 serving in Guantanamo, Cuba.

After his military career, Vinnie began a long career in the road construction industry. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed playing golf and later after he moved to Rossmoor he became an avid pickleball player. He also enjoyed socializing with the many friends he made over the 18 years he lived there.

In addition to his parents, Vinnie was predeceased by his brothers Peter, Joseph, Frank, Louis, John and Salvatore. His sisters Philomena and Helen Piccirillo, Anna Carson, Angelina Donnini, Lucy Kelly and Theresa Makosky. He was also predeceased by his father-in-law Earl Christ, sister-in-law Rita Christ and brothers-in-law Scott and Gary Christ. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Gail Christ Piccirillo; daughter Tracy Walz Wilton and her husband James of Waxhaw, NC; daughter Marcy Walz Haley and her husband John of Kendall Park; sister-in-law Nancy Piccirillo; mother-in-law Gladys Christ; grandchildren Jack Wilton, Carley Wilton, Zoe Haley and Lola Wilton; nieces Lisa Christ Kressler, Leigh Christ; and nephews Jeremy and Zachary Christ along with many Piccirillo nieces and nephews.

During his life, Vinnie enjoyed rooting for the NY Giants (if they were winning) and lately the Los Angeles Chargers. He kept his mind sharp by playing Suduko and chess on the computer. He loved to cook and was always trying to find new recipes to try on his family and friends. Vinnie participated in the Honor Flight to Washington, 2017 where he was celebrated as a proud Veteran. Everyone who met Vinnie loved him, whether it was someone he met during a brief moment or a lifelong friend. His jokes were legendary and he never told the same one twice. He especially enjoyed asking strangers to guess his age within 5 years - and no one ever came close. He was the youngest 95 year old you’ll ever meet. Pop pop with the mustache, as he was affectionately known, was one of a kind. If you are a lover of scotch, raise a toast to Vin…Semper Fi! 

There will be a celebration of life held at the Rossmoor Clubhouse, Rossmoor Community, Rossmoor Drive, Monroe Township, NJ  on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 1 - 5 pm.

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Celebration of Life
September 30, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Rossmoor Clubhouse
Rossmoor Drive
Monroe Township, NJ 08831


Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997


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