Vincent A. D’Angelo
Vincent A. D’Angelo of East Hampton died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Jan. 8, while on his way to Sammy’s Beach, where he had gone to hunt. He was 73 and, while he had not been ill, he had had heart-bypass surgery some 30 years ago.
Mr. D’Angelo was a member of the Maidstone Gun Club and loved hunting, his family said. “He lived for his grandchildren,” they said, taking the children out crabbing and clamming in Three Mile Harbor, and fishing farther afield on his 13-foot Boston Whaler.
He took pride at Christmas, they said, in producing homemade ravioli and pizzelle, waffle-like sweet biscuits.
He also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and the television quiz show “Jeopardy,” and he was a “great family man,” his family said. He enjoyed drinking an old-fashioned with Scotch whisky, no oranges, and extra cherries.
Mr. D’Angelo fell in love with East Hampton as a child after his parents built a house on Three Mile Harbor in the late 1940s. Later, he “fell in love with a local girl,” his family said, marrying Susan McGuire, whom he met when she was 13 and who survives.
He was born in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 28, 1944, one of three sons of the former Mildred Hollingsworth and Michael Charles D’Angelo. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, and went on to graduate from Queens College, eventually going into business at his father’s accounting firm, M.C. D’Angelo and Company. The D’Angelos spent winters in Queens and summers in East Hampton until moving here year round in 2002.
Mr. D’Angelo also served in the Army National Guard Reserve for six years.
In addition to his widow, his daughter, Nicole Marlow of Atlanta, survives, as do his sons, Christopher D’Angelo and Michael D’Angelo, both of Rockville Centre. A brother, Peter D’Angelo of East Islip, survives, as well as six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His brother Michael D’Angelo died in 1999.
The family received visitors on Jan. 11 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, where a funeral was held the next day. Burial was private. Memorial donations have been suggested to Meals on Wheels, 33 Newtown Lane, East Hampton 11937.