WALLINGFORD- Vincent A. "Big Vin" Longobardi, 78, of Wallingford passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his family by his side.
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Born in New Haven on June 13, 1935, he was the son of the late Ciro and Elisa Amore Longobardi. Vincent and his brothers were the former owners and operators of Candid Cleaners, North Haven and later along with his brother and sons operated a successful commercial real estate enterprise. He was a member of the Pine Grove Men's Club, the Q-Club, enjoyed boating and was a communicant of St. Barnabas Church. Big Vin was a people person; whether you were family, friend or an employee, he would always treat you with an open heart and respect, no barriers. Big Vin was a confidant to many and always enjoyed helping someone in need; he was a true gentleman and will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.
He was the father of Vincent J. (Ann Marie) Longobardi, Stephen C. (Cindy) Longobardi, Jon Longobardi and Gerald R. (Christine A.) Longobardi. He was the brother of Marie "Mickey" Afeltra, Neil (Ann) Longobardi, Ciro (Patricia) Longobardi and the late Marie Concetta Colavolpe. He was the grandfather of Stephen J. Richard V., Vincent, Regina, Gabrielle and Gianna Longobardi. He was the loving companion of Nia Raskovickus. Also survived by his former wife, Joan Buccini Longobardi; and many nieces and nephews.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave.e, North Haven, Thursday, March 13, at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church, North Haven at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. The visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the
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Published in The Record-Journal on Mar. 11, 2014