Mount Vernon - George William Vindigni, a lifelong resident of Mount Vernon, NY, peacefully passed away at his home on Saturday, August 8. Josephine, his wife of nearly 71 years, was at his side. George was born to immigrant parents, William and Mary, in Brooklyn, NY on April 13, 1926. As a senior at AB Davis, he enlisted in the Navy. He served in the Pacific Fleet on the Bon Homme Richard and witnessed first-hand the signing of the declaration of surrender that ended WWII. After his discharge from the Navy, George returned to Mount Vernon and graduated from high school. He and Josephine were married on September 17, 1949. George was employed by the Mount Vernon Board of Education for over 30 years until his retirement in April 1988. He worked for the Department of Recreation and was the voice of many games at Memorial Field. George enjoyed vacations with his family in Lake George, NY and Pompano Beach, FL, as well as annual trips to Baumann's Resort in Upstate, NY. He loved all sports and was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers, Lions and Red Wings. In addition to his wife Josephine (nee Roberto), George is survived by their three children: Roberta Callahan of Southport, NC, and her husband, Thomas; George Vindigni of Del Ray Beach, FL; and Diane Moccio of Westville, NJ, and her fiancé, Jim Boisvert. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A wake will be held on Tuesday, August 11, from 4 to 8 PM Yannantuono Burr Davis Sharpe Funeral Home in Mt Vernon. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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