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Vincent Boccio

Vincent Boccio Story

Vincent Boccio was born February 1,1923 in East New York, Brooklyn. Vincent was the seventh of 10 children.8 boys and 2 girls. Vincent enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1943. He joined making him the fifth Boccio in the family joining the Armed Forces during World War II. His other brothers, Joseph (aka Peppy), Neil, Johnny and his brother Sal, were in the United States Army. His youngest brother Michael joined the US Army Air Corps in the latter part of 1945.
Vincent's brother Sal, sadly, was KIA in Pont a Mousson, France in 1944 while serving with General Patton's 3rd Army (Co K, 318th Regiment, 80th Infantry Division). Corporal Vincent Boccio, USMC took part in the invasion and battle of Okinawa (March-July 1945-98 days). It was one of the bloodiest battles of WWII with more than 10,000 serviceman killed and Japanese losses reaching over 100,000 killed in action.
In 1949, Vincent married Anna Gigante, his loving wife for 64 years. In 1953, Vincent and Anna and their two sons, Jimmy and Richard moved from Brooklyn to a newly constructed house in Lindenhurst. Over the next seven years their sons Gary and Andrew were born on Long Island.
After Vincent's honorable discharge from the Marine Corps in 1946 for a short time was a Electrolux vacuum salesman .He later joined one of his brothers in printing field where he became a skilled printer as well as an astute businessman for the next 40 years. Vincent, along with now two of his brothers subsequently operated their own print shop for a time. After that business was sold, Vincent ventured out on his own and successfully owned and operated his own printing company, called J & A Printing in Kew Gardens, Jamaica, NY.
Vincent retired in 1989 to relax and enjoy his family.
At the time of Vincent's passing on June 30,2013 at the age of 90, Vincent and Anna were the proud grandparents of 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Vincent left his beautiful wife, Anna, along with his proud surviving sister ,Frances and brother, Mike.
Following Vincent's wake and funeral Mass, Vincent's heroic and honorable service to our country and the United States Marine Corps was duly recognized by a USMC honor guard which included a 21 gun salute prior to the internment at Pinelawn Memorial Park cemetery in Suffolk County.
God bless Vincent Boccio, he will always be missed and may he rest in peace!!!