Family Tribute:Vincent grew up in Ringwood, a small suburban neighborhood in New Jersey. As a teenager he would visit the city on different occasions, but his true love of New York became irreversible when he became a student at NYU.
Vincent traveled many places and saw many things in his short 25 years, but he always carried New York in his heart.
In June of 2000, he traveled to California to attend Stanford University to attain his masters and he thought he might stay awhile. However, in June 2001, with his masters in hand and the demise of Silicon Valley, the great lure of New York again pulled him back home.
He quickly secured a job with Marsh and McLennan on the 97th floor of Tower 1. He was a business analyst developing technology solutions. He had just started out on a wondrous life and career. He was a quiet person, humorous, a good friend, highly ethical, and extremely capable. The world lost a brilliant “star.”
Vincent will long be remembered by his family and friends for his irrepressible humor, his never ending friendship, his furrowed brow, his comical cynicism, and his angst with style. He was definitely a very remarkable and distinct individual. Once you knew him, he could not be forgotten.
And so our tribute to our son and brother Vinny does follow:
Ode to Vincent #2
“This one’s for you”
It is now six months since that faithful dayAnd they try to tell us that we will be ok.But we’re not so sure that they are rightBecause you are gone and we have lost our light.An angel way up high they sayYou are always with us both night and day.But we cannot hold you and hug you tightAnd our hearts just ache all through the night.Your life was lost to help us allA “Freedom Angel” that’s what you’re called.Your death was surely not in vainBecause freedom will win, over all this pain.It will take time to see the light.It will take time to be all right.But in the end three thousand strongFreedom will ring out loud and long.And we must never forgetThe sacrifice you all have met.Your lives for freedom that is trueWrapped in the colors of red, white, and blue.Each night a tear or two will fallTo remember why, you died for all.Freedom, truth, love, and lightThat’s the reason we do fight.So Vincent, now’s the time to takeAnd raise the gauntlet highTo make us see what we must doSo that no more may die.
Good night Vincent.
Love,Mom, Dad, Erin and GregA memorial scholarship fund has been set up in Vincent’s name. Anyone who would care to send a donation can send it to:Lakeland Bank103 Ringwood AvenueWanaque, NJ 07465
A memorial scholarship fund has been set up in Vincent’s name. Anyone who would care to send a donation can send it to:
Lakeland Bank103 Ringwood AvenueWanaque, NJ 07465