Obituary of Martin J. Vespo, Sr.
Martin Vespo Sr. of Georgetown, TX passed away peacefully on September 4, 2019 at the age of 100.
Prior to relocating to Texas in 2017, he lived in the Peekskill area for 97 years including homes in Peekskill, Cortland Manor, and Garrison, NY. He was born in Peekskill, NY on December 23, 1918 to Leo and Bridget Vespo where he lived with his parents and two sisters Emmanuella (Nellie) and Mary. He attended Peekskill public schools and Yorktown High School.
On April 19, 1942 he married, Rose Ercolino at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Ossining, NY. At the time of her death in 2013, they were married 71 years.
He served in the US Navy in WWII aboard the SS Carondelet and was honorably discharged in 1946. In 1952 the family relocated to Cortlandt Manor and became parishioners of St. Columbanus Roman Catholic church. Martin was very active in the church and was a life member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades’ Local 113 and operated the Cortlandt Drywall company for many years.
He and his wife were members of the Seniors Club in Cold Spring, NY. In addition, he was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of several local sporting clubs.
He is survived by his children; Leonard (Sandra), Martin (Patricia), Rosanne, Paul (Karen), nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister in-law, Mary Zeoli, of Croton, NY and many nieces and nephews.
Martin was a loving husband and father, a loyal friend, and a man of great faith. His sense of humor, humility, and caring for others inspired all who knew him. He will be missed.
Visitation will be held at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Columbanus Church on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00am
Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery.To send flowers to the family of Martin Vespo, Sr., please visit Tribute Store
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