Obituary: Vincent Francis Susco, 96

Vincent Francis Susco, 96, passed away peacefully Friday, August 16, 2019.  Vincent was born December 31, 1922, in Plainville, Ct. He was the son of the late John Susco and Christine Santy Susco. He graduated from Plainville High School in 1940 where, at that time, he broke the pole vaulting record at 10’6″. He enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve on December 15, 1942, along with his buddies Henry Baranowski and Tony Casorio. From 1944 to 1946 on active duty, he was stationed in Cocoa, Florida, where he became crew chief on the PBY5A plane. After the war, he worked at local airports as an Aircraft and Engine Mechanic. Vincent loved aviation. In 1950, he began his career at Pratt and Whitney beginning as an inspector and advancing to product support manager. Retiring in1987, he then began working as a personal courier for a local attorney in Southington. His last job was in 2017 working at the Calendar House helping ”the elderly” with their taxes. He loved golf, sadly giving it up at age 93, and was an active bowler as well as water and snow skier. Always an optimist, he enjoyed social functions, family, friends, food and fun- that was his recipe for a long well-lived life.

He married Marie Aldi on May 28, 1949; sadly she predeceased him in August of 2016 after 67 years of marriage. Marie and Vincent raised their four children on Belleview Ave in Southington in the home they built in 1955. Together they enjoyed a wonderful life of family, friends and travel, and entertained many at their beach house in Clinton, Ct. Vincent is survived by four children, his son Vincent Susco Jr. and his wife Kelly; daughter Christine Julian and her husband Kenneth; daughter Susan Michel and her husband Robert; and his son Joseph Susco and his wife Deborah. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren, each of whom holds a special memory of their birthday, never knowing what was wrapped inside the Sunday comics. David Susco and his wife Sara; Christina Susco Revicki and her husband Tommy; Laura and Rachel Julian; Shayla Michel Linder and her husband Darin; Joseph Michel; and Jacqueline, Natalie and Arianna Susco. He was blessed with two precious great grandchildren, Owen and Jack Linder of Fayetteville, North Carolina, who always brought smiles to his face. Vincent is also survived by his brother Jack Susco and his wife Rita; his brother John Walonski; his sister Mary Jane Malespini and her husband Sebastian. He also leaves

his sister- in -laws Elaine Wells and Jeanette Aldi as well as many cousins, nieces and

nephews and longtime friends. Special thanks from the family to Darlene, Marie, Jerry, Dick, John, Myrna, and Eric who provided support in many ways over the last three years.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 9:15 am from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington to St. Thomas Church at 10 am for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial with Military honors will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, August 21, 2019 from 4-7 pm.

Donations may be made in his memory to Bread for Life, PO Box 925, Southington, CT 06489 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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