Vincent James Marotta
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Husband, Father, Grandfather, U.S. Navy, Firefighter
Vincent “Vinnie” Marotta, 87, of Westfield, New Jersey passed away on December 29, 2019 at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains after a long illness.
Born on April 9, 1932 in Westfield, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Carmine and Tessie (Sanginiti) Marotta. At the age of 20, Vincent served in the United States Navy where he was deployed on the U.S.S. Baily and the U.S.S. Briareus during the Korean War. In 1961, he joined the Westfield Fire Department where he proudly served for 36 years.
On August 15, 1959, he married the love of his life, Rose Arlene Szary. Together they had four children: Vincent (Nadine), Walter (Karen), Stephen (Rose), and Jennifer (Patrick) Marando, and four grandchildren: Nina Rae, Vincent III, Kathryn, and William. He is survived by his sister, Rosalie Aiello, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Josephine Matino, and his brother, John Marotta.
A memorial gathering will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey, and a memorial service will begin at 3:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Center for Hope Hospice, 1900 Raritan Road, Scotch Plain, New Jersey 07076.