Vincent Valentino, Sr., 83, of Pond Hill Road, North Haven, passed away Monday, October 17, 2011 at the CT Hospice, Branford. Husband of Elizabeth Lynch Valentino. Born in New Haven on August 23, 1928; son of the late Clemente and Louise Piscitelli Valentino. Vincent was the former owner and operator of Clintonville Services of North Haven until his retirement and had served his country faithfully in both the U.S. Marine Corp and the U.S. Army during Korean War. Father of Elizabeth Valentino of Milford, Vincent Valentino, Jr. of Branford, Patricia Valentino of GA and Jean Valentino of North Haven. Pop-Pop of Tracie & Austin Coppola, Vincent Valentino III, Michael & Garrett Valentino, Stephen “Micky” Holcomb, Anthony DePaola, Jr., Denise and James DePaola. Great pop-pop of Leilani Platt. Brother of Carmine “Buddy” Valentino, Frances Mascola and Phyllis “Wee Wee” (Vincent) Sarsfield all of East Haven. Also survived by his beloved dog Jake. Predeceased by a sister-in-law Rosann Valentino and a brother-in-law Salvatore Mascola.
Family and friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial on Friday morning at 11:00 in St. Frances Cabrini Church. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 pm at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in St. Lawrence Cemetery.