Vincent Joseph Indelicato

vincent indelicato

March 10, 1938 ~ January 21, 2022

Born in: Buffalo, New York
Resided in: Mils River, North Carolina

Vincent Joseph Indelicato, 83, of Mills River, died Friday, January 21, 2022 at Four Seasons Hospice, Flat Rock.

Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the husband of Barbara (Pastora) Indelicato of Mills River, and the son of the late Paul and Mary Ann (Ballistrea) Indelicato.

Vincent was a member of St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church, Arden, where he was a former Faithful Navigator and Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus.

He was employed as a Quality Control Engineer with Westinghouse/Eaton for 43 years until his retirement.

A lover of Buffalo Bills football and Buffalo Sabres hockey, Vincent was happiest when he was singing, surrounded by family, and making his famous homemade Italian sausage.

In addition to his wife of 61 years, he is survived by three children: Paul Indelicato and his fiancée Deborah Keller of Buffalo; Carmen Indelicato and his former wife Sunhui Indelicato of Mills River; and Madonna Moyer and her husband Frank of Mills River; six grandchildren: Jeremy, Michael, Nichole, Felicia (Michael), Jessica (Stephen), and Vincent; one great-grandson, Clark; and one on the way, Olsen; two sisters: Florence Candino (Mario), Josephine Pierino (Charles) and one brother, Stephen Indelicato, all of Buffalo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 24, 2022 at St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Adrian Porras officiating. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul at St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church, 109 Crescent Hill Dr., PO Box 39, Arden, NC 28704.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Funeral Mass: January 24, 2022 11:00 am - June 12, 2024 12:00 pm

St. Barnabas Catholic Church
Crescent Hill Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. I am proud to say he was one of the cousins who always smiled and had the greatest sense of humor, I will miss him and I am not embarrassed to say I loved him and was grateful he was my cousin. R. I. P. and Ty for all the good times we shared together.

  2. Vince was a good friend and neighbor of my dad, Friend and coworker of mine that took good care of me at Westinghouse. He was a very smart, kind man. My condolences to Barb, Paul, Madonna and Carmen.

  3. To the Indelicato Family, and to The rest of Vince’s Family,
    Vince will never be forgotten, he was such a beautiful soul, with a beautiful heart! I will never forget the smile he always had on his face, and laughter that came from his voice!
    I will never forget my wedding day when he, and several of the minstrel group sang at my wedding! These guys voices were like choirs of angels singing on a cloud for our most Heavenly Father! One of the songs I had Vince sing was Ava Maria, and oh how beautiful the sound in the church and through the rafters when he sang that song! Vince had one of the most amazingly beautiful Italian voices that I had ever heard! I loved to just sit and listen to hear him sing! Thanks for letting him be a special part of that amazing day in my life!
    Vince I also want to thank you for hugging me when you saw me, and for telling my baby girl how beautiful she was when ever you saw her. I will never forget you Vince,
    nor will my family, you have always meant the world to the Davenport Family!
    We Love ❤️ You Vince, And Will Never Forget You!

  4. I knew Vince quite well, and worked with him for many years at Eaton-Cutler Hammer. He was a good man, and a dedicated employee who always did a fine job. My sincere condolences and sympathy to all family, and friends.

  5. The Indelicato Family
    Deepest condolences to all of the Indelicato family. I worked with Vince for 20 years at Westinghouse/Eaton Cutler Hammer. He was on the early team of individuals from Buffalo that helped establish a vert effective and successful relocation to Asheville. He was always a ver knowledgable, outgoing, and hard working individual who loved his family. I enjoyed working with him and found it a pleasure to talk with him. May the Lord bless you and give His peace to each of you at this time.
    David M King, Co-Employee Westinghouse Electric Corp

  6. Vinny, may you rest in peace as you begin a new journey with our Lord, Jesus Christ.
    Mihan and Richard

  7. Dear Vinnie Rest In Peace and May You Sing with the Angels and Light Up the Heavens. Love Bob & Nicky Pastora

  8. Dear Vinnie Rest In Peace. May You Sing with the Angels and Light Up the Heavens. Love Bob & Nicky and Blue Pastora

  9. Dear Vinnie Rest In Peace. May You Sing with the Angels and Light Up the Heavens. You will be Missed Deeply. Love Bob Nicky & Blue

  10. My deepest condolences to the Indelicato family. Remembering Vince fondly from our days at Westinghouse/Eaton. Such a wonderful person, always smiling and eager to lend a helping hand.

    Love and prayers to all,
    Beth Fender

  11. I have very fond memories of Vince from the Westinghouse days in the 70’s and 80’s. He was a very kind man and easy to talk with. My prayers are with you Paul and the rest of your family.

  12. There are those who are near to the Lord’s heart, they are those that don’t draw attention to themselves, they live their life in service to others and do this by example. My Uncle Vincent was one of these souls, he took me in as a young man and loved me as his own, how blessed all were to have known him. Uncle Vin was one of most selfless persons I’ve known in this life and it’s with a heavy heart I share with those that will also miss him dearly. We have the hope and joy for the day we join you again in the Lord’s house. Thank you for all that you’ve done for me Buncle Binny.

  13. This is for a Friend who I will miss, which will forever be a part of me. Vincenzo as I liked to call him had a warm heart, which helped guide others. Many a meal we broke bread and told stories. Then there was Karaoke, what a voice. To you guys (The family), prayers and hugs.

  14. My sincere condolences and sympathy to all of his family . He was a wonderful guy to work with and for at Westinghouse/Eaton.He was so kind to everyone that he worked with I have many fond memories of him.

  15. Vinny’s gift in life was remarkable. I admired him for his immense compassion and empathy for others. He was indeed an inspiration to us all. I have no doubt that he is resting in peace. I wish for you all, Barb, Paul, Madonna, Carmen and all your families, to continue to live your life through the wonderful memories you have of him, with the love you each have for him, as he will always have for you❣️

  16. Dear Paul
    Sending heartfelt and deepest Sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Dad : (Vince, a kind and talented man.). May God’s love comfort all of you at this time. ❤️Chuck and Nancy Jervis

  17. Vince will be missed! He was one of the first people that I met when I began my career with Westinghouse, he was the “go to” person if you had a question and could always be counted on for good advice! Prayers to the family during this most difficult time!

  18. I worked with Vince in Buffalo and Arden. He was always enthusiastic; his demeanor put everyone at ease. I recall one day in Arden when Vince and Ed Kwiatkowski were discussing their favorite food. You know Vince was bery fond of food. They had me stumped when mentioning ‘garachkees’. After a few chuckles they told me ‘you know, the keys you use to open the garage door’. The move from Buffalo to North Carolina was a shock to some; Vince took it in stride. I have fond memories of Vince, I bet the food in heaven is delicious, save me a plate!

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