Samuel V. Vignoli

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WWII veteran was passionate about family


Samuel V. Vignoli, 87, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 4, 2013.


He was born January 28, 1926, in Van Voorhis, a son of Guy and Carmella Mariana Vignoli.


Mr. Vignoli was formerly employed at Farnham and Pfile in Belle Vernon and Irey Industries in Monongahela. He was retired from VWS Inc. in New Eagle.


He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving during World War II.


Mr. Vignoli enjoyed working. He rebuilt Mack trucks and liked to work on heavy equipment.


He was a man who knew something about everything. He and his wife, Violet, looked forward to driving to Florida to visit their daughter. He also enjoyed trips to The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.


Mr. Vignoli was Catholic.


His passion was his family. All of his grandchildren adored him and loved to be around his trucks. Pap Noli was their hero.


Surviving are his wife, Violet Hayes Vignoli, with whom he celebrated 68 years of marriage October 9, 2012; three daughters, Sandra Jimirro and husband James of New Eagle, Donna McGrew and Bob Poroda of Fallowfield Township and Debbie Vignoli and Gardner Jenkins of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son Sam Vignoli and wife Kathy of New Eagle; four grandchildren, Gus McGrew, Laurie Wehner, Jimmy Jimirro and Tiffany Pattison; 12 great-grandchildren, Jesse, Brittany, Eli, Jared, Jonathan, Nicholas, Drake, Emma, Corey, Skyler, Braden and Cade; great-great-grandson Layne; brother Justine Vignoli and wife Cici of New Eagle; sister Lena Ballein of New Eagle; brother-in-law John Hayes and wife Kay of River Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, deceased are four sisters, Rose Fidanzato, Mary Merolillo, Louise Frankowic and Angeline Rose, and two brothers, Philip and Patsy Vignoli.


Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, with Deacon Alexander Poroda officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to East Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Company Dive Team, P.O. Box 445, Fredericktown, PA 15333. Condolences may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com.


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