December 25, 1939 – May 26, 2020
Vincent Christopher Carillo was born in 1939 on Christmas morning in his family’s home on Ashford Street in Brooklyn, New York. He was the fourth child born to Louise Catapano Carillo and Joseph Ferdinand Carillo. Vincent’s (Vinny’s) siblings were Ferdinand, Joseph Jr. & Anne who all predeceased him.
Raised in Huntington, New York, Vinny attended Eastern Military Academy and later enlisted in the US Navy from 1960-1964 where he served during The Bay of Pigs invasion on the USS Constellation.
Vinny met and married Victoria Margaret Dehn in 1964. They had two children, Vincent Jr., and Christopher. The family lived in Huntington while Vinny worked with his father and brothers at the family’s nursing home, the Carillon Nursing, and Rehabilitation Center.
Vinny’s love for fishing and the ocean brought him and his family out to Montauk and in 1972 they bought a summer home. In 1979 they purchased Keeler’s Anchor Marina and turned it into Offshore Sports Marina and Liars Saloon. Vinny could be found there every day doing what he loved. He loved talking about fishing & boats, having a good laugh, and enjoying cocktails with his friends. Everyone knew him as “Mr. C” and all were welcomed with a huge smile and a friendly greeting.
Vinny was a wonderful, loving, generous man. He adored his four grandchildren, Christopher, Brianna, Dillon & Tori and his great-grandchildren, Gavin & Liliana whom they called Grandpop. He was so very proud of them all.
Vinny was full of life and so incredibly generous to everyone who had the pleasure of spending time with him. He lived life his way and on his terms, and we all were so fortunate to have his guidance, support, and love.
Vincent Christopher Carillo, aka: Vinny, Dad, Pop, Grandpop, Mr. C will forever be fondly remembered with the greatest love and admiration. We will carry on his zest for life, we will keep his stories alive, and we will raise our glasses in remembrance of him for generations to come.
We love you ~ We miss you terribly ~ YOU are our everything!
Vinny was laid to rest May 30th, 2020 at Fort Hill Cemetery after a service at Saint Therese of Lisieux Church. Many of Vinny’s friends joined the family after the service at the cemetery to say farewell to Montauk’s much-beloved “Mr. C”.