Vincent Anthony "Jimmy" Navarino
1931 - 2021
BORN
1931
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Casey Funeral Home
350 Slosson Ave
Staten Island, NY
Vincent 'Jimmy' Anthony Navarino Native Islander, Air Force veteran, usher at Church of the Assumption for 60 years, 'worked hard, taught respect for others,' 90 Vincent (Jimmy) Anthony Navarino passed away on July 16, 2021. A native Staten Islander, he was born February 5, 1931 to parents Carmella (Navarino) Ruggiero, Maiden Name Carmella Cimmino, and Anthony J Navarino. He married the love of his life, Rose M. Madonia, on January 14, 1956 who passed on January 23, 1988. They had one son, Anthony Vincent Navarino, who married Angela R Gallo and they gave him three granddaughters Toni Ann, Tamara Lynn and Victoria Rose. He was so proud of his granddaughters Toni Ann who married Antonio Gramegna and great-granddaughters Isabella Rose and Alessia Joelle. Tamara Lynn married Joseph Iacono and great-grandchildren Joseph Justin, Gianna Lynn and Ava Noelle. The grandchildren loved to play cards with Poppy Jim. My dad lived a simple life, worked hard and could literally fix anything. My dad taught me to love baseball as he was an avid and dedicated NY Yankee fan. The biggest thing he ever taught me was to RESPECT everyone you come in contact with! He loved vacationing with the family at Villa Roma. Our neighbors called him Mayor of Vincent Ave. Yes, Vincent lived on his namesake avenue. His best buddy, his twin Charles A Navarino, will miss him so much since they attended many events together. The twins were so proud that they turned 90 this year. His first job was with the Great American Indemnity Co. before joining the United States Air Force from February 9, 1951 until August 19, 1953; he held rank of Corporal. Due to the death of his father, he got out on a Hardship Discharge from service. After the service, he went to work for his Uncle Nick Navarino at Aero Roofing Co. from August 1953 to May 1955. He worked for a short while with City of New York as a laborer before working for Cameron Machine Co., NJ ,from May 1955 until December 1956. He then started his career with the B&O Railroad & C7O Railroad, Clifton, Staten Island, from December 1956 to 1964 as an Electrician Helper; in 1964, he became an Electrician working up to rank as a Foreman in 1975 until 1987 and became Deputy Superintendent. He gave up that job a year later when his wife Rose became sick with breast cancer and he went back to being an Electrician, which is now called Staten Island Rapid Transit Operation Authority. He retired in February 1993. He attended PS 17 in New Brighton and graduated McKee Vocational & Technical High School in 1949. While in the Air Force, he went to Electronics School. A member of many Clubs & Organizations: He was a proud Usher of the Church of the Assumption, New Brighton, for over 60 years. He was a Chaplain for Granito Smith Post #1296 and member of A.A.R.P. Oakwood, Richmond Chapter #643, a member of Local No #3 of I.B.E.W Retirees Association, was past Vice Chairman. Also, a member of the William C La Morte Lodge #2251 Order of the Sons of Italy in America, had held Office as Orator. In addition to his son Anthony and his family, surviving is his brother Charles A Navarino (deceased wife Angie), sister-in-law Adrienne Watson (deceased husband Bob), and many nieces and nephews. Also, he was preceded in death by sisters Phyllis Castaldi (husband Armand) and Dolores Merrell (husband John) and brother Anthony J Navarino (wife Silvia),sister-in-law Arleen Wiley, and companion Theresa M Largo. Visiting took place Monday, July 19, 2021, from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at Casey Funeral Home, Staten Island. Mass will be held at Assumption Church, 15 Webster Ave. & Brighton Ave., New Brighton, S.I. at 10am on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Burial is on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at St Peter's Cemetery. Casey Funeral Home 350 Slosson Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314 (718) 447-4242
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Published by Staten Island Advance from Jul. 17 to Jul. 20, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
19
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Casey Funeral Home
350 Slosson Ave, Staten Island, NY
Jul
19
Visitation
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Casey Funeral Home
350 Slosson Ave, Staten Island, NY
Jul
20
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
Assumption Church
15 Webster Ave. & Brighton Ave, New Brighton, NY
Jul
20
Burial
St Peter's Cemetery
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Anthony and family, I am saddened to hear of the passing of your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers. All my love to you and the family.
Tony Petosa
Family
July 25, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember him as the neighbor that everyone wishes they had. He was very proud of his beautiful family and was kind and helpful to everyone on the block. He will be greatly missed.
Kathy Reitz
July 22, 2021
Dear Anthony ((Nav), With sadness we offer our condolences. We have fond memories of our friend, coworker and teacher...on the Railroad.... Taliento Family
Ralph Taliento
July 20, 2021
Our sincere condolences to your family on the passing of your father, May he rest in peace.
The Bisso Family
Other
July 19, 2021
Rest In Peace Jimmy Bulbs, you were a fabulous human being. You will be sorely missed, but your together again with your honey.
Louis and Angela Paoluccio
Friend
July 19, 2021
Tony, Angela and family...please accept my deepest condolences on your profound loss. Tony I´ll miss all the wonderful stories you told about your Dad. An amazingly strong man! May he soar with the angels.
Theresa Golat
Friend
July 18, 2021
Jeff
July 18, 2021
So sorry to hear of Mr. Navarino´s passing! He was one of the best customers in the Oakwood Branch of Santander Bank. All of us will miss him very much!!
Linda Simone
Friend
July 17, 2021
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