Vincent Ralph Rizzo Jr., 68, of Toms River, NJ, went home to the Lord on Friday, March 31st, 2023, surrounded by his family. Vinnie, as his friends knew him, was born in Newark, NJ, and moved with his family to Long Branch, NJ, in 1960. After marrying his wife Jill in 1986, they moved to Beachwood and then settled in Toms River, NJ. Vinnie graduated from Long Branch High School and was successful in numerous endeavors. He was a volunteer fireman with Neptune Hose Co. #1, Long Branch, NJ; owned and operated Vinnie’s Broad Street Haircutting in Eatontown, NJ; worked security at Ocean County Mall where he later became captain; and opened and operated Vinnie’s Barber Shop in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. In 2006 he joined RWJ Barnabas System Business Offices, Oceanport, NJ, where he quickly became Security Supervisor and retired as Security Manager after 14 years of service. Vinnie loved spending time with the love of his life Jill, skiing in Vermont, going on cruises, taking long walks on the boardwalk, researching his Italian heritage, and enjoying Sunday dinners with his family.
Vinnie was predeceased by his parents, Vincent Ralph Rizzo, Sr., and Geraldine Littriello Rizzo, and is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Jillda; sister Rose Arthur and husband Mark Arthur; sister Sandra Hankins and husband Richard Hankins; nephew Jason Skislak and wife Katie Meeker, and grand-niece Lola Skislak.
Vinnie will be remembered for his passion for life, gentle inviting smile, readiness to help others, and his love for the Lord Jesus. His infectious laugh and creative sense of humor drew others to him. He was fiercely defensive of his family and devoted to whatever work was in front of him. Vinnie’s talents, friendship, and loving heart will truly be missed by all.
Visitation will be held at Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue, Long Branch, NJ, on Wednesday, April 5th from 4-8 pm, with the funeral to follow on April 6th with the service to begin at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Vinnie’s name to Habitat for Humanity International, 322 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709-354 or www.habitat.org. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
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