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Vincent J. Durante Jr.

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Vincent James Durante Jr., age 72 of Lampasas, died Thursday January 13, 2011 at the V.A. Hospital in Temple, Texas. Vincent was born August 2, 1938 in Quincy, Massachusetts the son of Vincent Durante Sr., and Jenny Visconti Durante. He married Gail Leah Whittle on January 2, 1960. Vincent served in the U.S. Army in numerous places around the world. Vietnam and Korea were the war periods he served in as well as duty stations in Germany, Japan and Ft. Hood, Tx. He retired as CW4 and went to work for Lampasas ISD as a teachers assistant and bus driver. He is survived by his wife, Gail Durante of Lampasas 3 sons; Vincent D. Durante of Huntsville, Kenneth Durante of California, Darryl Durante of Dallas, 2 daughters; Venita Durante, Deana Durante both of Lampasas, Mother, Jenny Durante of Quincy, Mass, Brother, Americo Durante, Ann Ginches, Rosemary Bentley, 6 granddaughters, and 3 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his father and by a brother Buddy Durante and by a sister Carmella Mood. Funeral services for Vincent Durante Jr., will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 17, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Kempner with Don Casper officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until noon at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Burial will be Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas. Sneed Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on Jan. 17, 2011
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