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Andrew S. Vita Sr.
December 24, 1926 - August 16, 2019
Real Estate Developer
Service Date: August 19, 2019
In Lieu of Flowers: Please make donations to the American Stroke Association. 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231 or to the Fidelians Foundation Inc. 219 Manchester Ave., North Haledon, N.J. 07508
Obituaries » Andrew S. Vita Sr.
Andrew S. Vita, Sr, 92, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, August 16, 2019.
Born in Paterson, NJ, he was the son of Anthony and Carmella Vita.
Before meeting the love of his life, Connie, Andy served in the Navy during WWII.
After the war, he started a milk delivery business before becoming a successful real estate developer with Galesi Realty. He was the chairman of the board to Vita & Vita Realty Corporation. His insights were sought by many and he was actively involved in numerous community and social activities, including the Fidelians, the Knights of Columbus, and many booster clubs for his children’s sport teams.
Andy was an avid Yankee and Giants fan, loved traveling and RVing, but his greatest joy was his family. He was the true definition of husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was loved and respected by all. His honest character, zest for life, and love for family leave a lasting legacy.
Andy was pre-deceased by his sister, Jennie Buonforte.
He was a loving and devoted husband to Concetta (nee-Avallone) Vita, his wife of 68 years. Andy was a brother to Ann Pisciottano. A beloved father to Anthony Vita and wife, Diane, Cathy Bruno and husband, Robert, Rosanne Nahass and husband, Ronald, and Andrew Vita, Jr. and wife, Kathleen. His vivacious personality will be missed by his 14 grandchildren and spouses: Anthony (TJ) Vita, Sandy and Rob Scaglione, Katie Vita, Robert and Michelle Bruno, Michael and Cassie Bruno, David and Stephanie Bruno, Amanda and Sal Peloro, Ronald and Jen Nahass, Thomas and Christina Nahass, Meghan and Louis Chai, Andrew Vita III, Brianne Vita, Corey Vita, and Courtney Vita. He was also the great grandfather to eleven great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Liturgy of Christian Burial to be offered at 10:00a.m. on Monday, August 19th 2019 at St. Anthony R.C. Church. 276 Diamond Bridge Avenue., Hawthorne. Interment: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Boonton. Visitation is on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 4-7PM at Par-Troy Funeral Home. 95 Parstippany Road, Parsippany. (973)887-3235 or visit www.partroyfuneralhome.com. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Stroke Association. 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231, the Fidelians Foundation Inc. 219 Manchester Ave., North Haledon, N.J. 07508 or to the charity of your choice.