John N. Vega
POUGHKEEPSIE - Poughkeepsie- John N. Vega, 60, a resident of Poughkeepsie was called home from Albany Medical Center on Sunday, Sept 30, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with Lyme Disease & Dementia, where he was surrounded by his loving family. His parents Eladio & Maria Vega, his wife Nelly Vega, daughter Joy N. Vega, and son John N. Vega Jr. survive John.
John was a relentless worker with a passion for sports. He created a youth football program in the Bronx that has helped change the lives and created memories for over hundreds of children and young adults. His caring nature expanded beyond the football field and helped to touch the lives of many people around him. He was lighthearted and enjoyed providing laughter to all those around him. He enjoyed restoring vintage muscle cars and yard work. His love for family and friends will live in our hearts forever. "We are One."
John and his family would like to thank all those that helped him live a quality life. We are and forever will be indebted to you for your love and support.
Calling hours will be at Wm. G Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 on Thursday October 4th, 2012 from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Mass will be celebrated at St. Martin De Porres Church 118 Cedar Valley Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 at 10:15am Friday October 5th, 2012. Cremation and burial at St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx will be at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like, a donation can be made to the Lyme Disease Association. PO Box 1438 Jackson, NJ 08521. If you would like to send an online codolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com