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Frank J. Vinci

Frank J. Vinci
Frank J. Vinci

Frank J. Vinci, formerly of Manahawkin, NJ passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Kindred Hospital in Ocala, FL with his wife Lynn by his side. Frank was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to Carmine and Anna (Ventkosky) Vinci. After attending Midwood High School, Frank engaged in various jobs, but working at his father’s body and fender shop spiked his interest in cars which played a huge part in determining his career path. Being a great conversationalist with a relaxed personality and knowledge of cars, Frank built his career as an automobile salesperson and was the best at what he did.

Frank enjoyed many things, from hosting yard sales, eating thin crust pizza and watching old episodes of Barnaby Jones. Frank had a hobby of working with wood and he mastered it to perfection leaving behind his talented creations in every home he owned. He was able to hone his craft by studying all sorts of videos and books, as well as talking to people in the trade. Frank loved sharing his knowledge and offering advice….and you got the advice whether you asked for it or not. Yes, that was Frank. He was so helpful, smart, hard-working, generous, easy going, witty, kind, loving, protective, sincere, and a funny person.

His greatest passion, however, was taking long distance Amtrak train rides with his beloved wife. They were in the midst of planning a trip to New Jersey when he was taken ill. He missed NY and NJ food almost as much as he missed reconnecting with his old friends. Frank loved meeting new people and could easily start a conversation with anyone about anything. Once you met him, you would remember him. He was always optimistic and encouraging right to the end. His wit and sense of humor would have you in stitches and your sides would hurt from laughing so hard. Sometimes just his facial expressions could get you going, not to mention his “code” words when he wanted to talk in public without others eavesdropping. I’m sure he has everyone in heaven laughing right now.

Frank is survived by his loving and devoted wife Lynn, his sister Antoinette (Joseph) Ippolito of Fort Mill, SC, brother-in-law Thomas (Alice) Bogert of Stony Point, NY, sister-in-law Karen (J. Robert) Howes of Winona, MN, numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and a loyal friend and neighbor, Jeffrey Luke. Frank was preceded in death by his parents Carmine & Anna Vinci, parents-in-law Rubin & Edith Stanphill, daughter Megan Vinci and nephew Thomas J Bogert, Jr.

A special thank you to Dr Robert Williams and Dr James London of Ocala, FL, Dr Christine Gasperetti of Philadelphia, PA and Dr Vivek Rajagopal of Atlanta, GA for the outstanding medical care Frank received over the years.

Honoring Frank’s wishes, services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank’s honor to Marcus Heart Valve Center at Piedmont Hospital, 95 Collier Rd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.