Vincenzo "Vincent" Provenza
8/27/1927 - 11/14/2013
A Mass of Christian Burial Celebrating the life of Vincenzo "Vincent" Provenza will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 18, 2013 in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church with Rev. Dan O'Connor officiating. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home.
Visitation will be on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and again on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
A recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, at the funeral home.
Vincenzo "Vincent" Provenza, 86, of Alexandria, passed away on November 14, 2013 at The Summit Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.
Vincent (nickname "Enzo") is preceded in death by his mother Francesca Provenza Provenza, his father Tommaso Rocco Provenza; brothers: Giuseppe, Salvatore, and Francesco; infant sister Rosa Provenza and sister Marianna Gugliuzza; parents in-law Salvatore and Angelina Drago.
Vincent arrived in this country from his homeland Cefalu', Sicily, Italy on August 26, 1955 to follow his fiance' Josie and her family, also from Cefalu'. They were married on October 31, 1955 & both became U.S. citizens on July 14, 1961.
Vincent carried with him the hand held tools he worked with since he was apprenticing at age 6. Later he received his diploma which qualified him to be "Artigiana" meaning artisan. Vincent also served in the Italian Air Force.
As a master woodworking craftsman, in the Central Louisiana area, Vincent worked on repairing and refinishing beautiful antiques & carved missing adornments. He thoroughly loved his profession.
Vincent enjoyed serving 5 years as a volunteer at Rapides Regional Hospital and completed two sessions of the Alexandria Citizens Police Academy. He was also an honorary member of the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association.
Dad was always our strength and Our "Go To" person with a great memory and wealth of information about history, dates and events. Dad, you tried your best to stay here with us, we will forever miss and love you!
Those left to cherish his memories include his loving wife of 58 years, Josephine Drago Provenza; devoted son Thomas Provenza of Alexandria; loving daughter Frances (Steven) Daigle of Kathleen, Georgia; grandsons Joseph Michael Daigle of Austin, Texas and John Vincent (Cheyenne) Daigle Of El Paso, Texas; great grandsons Jeffrey & Jayce of Austin, Texas; one sister Rosa Difatta Of Sicily, Italy and many loved in-laws, nieces & nephews.
To extend online notes of condolences to the Provenza Family please visit us at www.kramerfunerals.com