Vincent Pueraro (1927 – 2012)

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Vincent was born at home in Throggs Neck, the Bronx on Nov 16, 1927 to Rose (Mincieli) and Matteo Pueraro. He attended Stuyvesant High School where he was a member of the varsity swim team.

After graduating in 1945 he joined the U.S. Merchant Marines, where he also successfully competed with the U.S. Maritime Swim Team. In 1949 he enlisted in the Army and served with the 68th AAA Gun Battalion in Korea. In 1951 he graduated from Officers Candidate School. As a First Lieutenant he was named Commanding Officer of The Battery C 77th AAA Gun Battery. He was honorably discharged as a Reserve Commissioned Officer in 1959.

He married the love of his life Patrica Soucy in March of 1951. In 1954 he established Vin’s Beer and Soda, a retail distributor in a plaza he developed in Throggs Neck in the Bronx. Vincent moved his family to Scarsdale in 1965. In 1966 he purchased Charles Snyder Beverages, a wholesale beer distributorship in White Plains where he successfully operated the business with his children for 35 years. He served on the Board of Directors and as Tennis Chairman during his 46 years as a member of Orienta Beach Club in Mamaroneck. Vincent was a long time parishioner of St Pius X Church in Scarsdale, where he served on the Parish Council, Men’s Club and athletic associations. Vincent was a proud member of the American Legion Post 52 in Scarsdale, where he served many years on the Board of Directors. Vincent loved to share his wonderful and spontaneous sense of adventure with his family and friends. Vincent and his family traveled extensively and wintered in the Bahamas and Florida for many years. Vincent is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Patricia; four children Matthew (his wife Susan), Vincent, Rose and Mark; four grandchildren Elisa, Vincent, Elena and Luke; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday and Monday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm with a Mass on Tuesday 10 am at St. Pius X Church. The interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association .

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