John Vincent Plastini

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  • "My deepest sympathies to Lucia and the Plastini family...."
    - Catherine Delia
  • "Please accept our deepest sympathies."
    - Leone Padula
  • "Our sympathies to the entire Plastini family."
    - Craig and Sara Braswell

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John Vincent Plastini, 87, of Palm Coast, arrived in Heaven just a moment after saying goodbye to his family at his bedside at 6 p.m., March 31st, 2014 on the kind of brilliant, sunny spring day he so loved. He was born in Bronxville, NY and raised in Tuckahoe, NY by his always, proud parents Isabella (Viola) and Frank Plastini who emigrated from Calabria, Italy in the early 1900s. John enlisted in the United States Army in October 1944 and received his Honorable Discharge in August 1946 and was humbled when mentioning his service under General Patton in his Company B 1288th Engineer Battalion. He was decorated with the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. Each time his dear friend, John Koszalkowski, greeted him with a salute calling him "General", he was gifted with a nostalgic reminder of what being a true patriot meant to him. For this we thank John. A retired General Contractor, John was a talented Master Carpenter and Mason known for his integrity and meticulous execution of his projects. A devoted Father to his boys, he served as President of the Tuckahoe Boys League for years to insure each young player was properly cared for. In 1996 he was honored as Man of the Year of the Italian-American Club of Westchester County, NY for his good works. He was also a member of the following clubs in Palm Coast: The Italian American Social Club, the Knights of Columbus, The Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Italian American War Veterans and the New York Social Club. John loved playing golf, most particularly, his annual visit to Myrtle Beach with his sons, brothers, nephews and friends to participate in the "Plastini Classic". Always empathetic to his veteran comrades, John and his friends from "the Club" brought food, cheer and card playing to the Veterans in Volusia County until he fell ill in December of 2012. Such a simple act of kindness filled his heart immeasurably. Predeceased in life by his sweet younger brother, Enrico, brother-in-law, Donald "Windy" DeIeso, sisters-in-law, Louise and Annie Plastini and step-son, William Gentile, he leaves his wife of "42" years Lucia (Gentile), five beloved children, daughters Christine (Peter) Bogetti, Susan (Alfred Marsicano), sons John (Marian), Anthony, Robert (Ana Maria) whom he raised as a single parent for eleven years through the 1960s and early '70s. His utterly selfless, complete gift of love and commitment bestowed upon his children with never a mention of sacrifice will forever live in their hearts only to be renewed when they meet again. In addition, he leaves his loving sister, Carmella DeIeso, most devoted brothers, Fidele, Frank, Anthony and sisters-in-law, Martha and Eileen. John burst with pride over his beautiful grandchildren, Michael, Johnny, Margaux, Melanie, and step-grandchildren Scott (Bogetti), and William and Kim Gentile making letting go all the more difficult. His many adoring nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved will, too, miss their Uncle Johnny. Always with a ready smile, he will be greatly missed by those he touched. The family asks that if you wish to honor John you may do so in an acknowledgement in his name to a Veterans group of your choice. Visitation, Wednesday, April 9th, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, FL 32164. Funeral Mass, Thursday, April 10th at 11 a.m. at Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. For online condolences go to: www.craigflaglerpalms.com "online obituaries". Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.



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Funeral Home
Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens
511 Old Kings Road S. Flagler Beach, FL 32136
(386) 439-5400
Funeral Home Details
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 6, 2014
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