Nicholas Michael Vinci

February 18, 1946 - December 07, 2014 

Nicholas Michael Vinci

February 18, 1946 - December 07, 2014 

Obituary for Nicholas Michael Vinci

Nicholas M. Vinci, Jr., 68. The Lord reached down and took one of his beloved children back to heaven. Nick of Brigantine, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, December 7, 2014 alongside his loving wife and best friend.

Nick was born and raised in Doylestown, PA and enjoyed his summer days as a teen vacationing in Wildwood and playing musical gigs along the South Jersey shore. In the summer of 60’, his teenage band ‘The Val-Tones’, appeared on the Steel Pier of Atlantic City and Nick’s love for the shore and music became his lifelong passion. He was later accepted into The Julliard School of Music and the Arts, where he attended for two years until enlisting in the U.S Navy. Nick proudly served four years aboard various naval vessels during the Vietnam Era, most notably the USS Midway and the USS Enterprise. Nicholas always spoke very fondly of his shipmates, memories and friendships formed during his time of service and always said the pacific had some of the most beautiful sights in the world.

Upon his return home, he completed his Arts Degree from Julliard and remained in New York City playing on Broadway in various shows and musicals. Most notably, the original production of Grease. After spending eight years in New York, Nick moved to South Jersey to continue his music carrier in Atlantic City. Soon after, he met his true love and wife of 35 years, Marita and settled in Brigantine where they raised their family. Nicholas always lived his life knowing that the Lord was guiding his path. He was an inspiration to many people by the strength of his faith and the unshakable trust he put in God’s plan. He enjoyed sharing his love of music with students.

He will be lovingly missed but never forgotten by his wife, Marita D. (nee: Cornett), his two sons, Richard and Justin (Danielle), his granddaughter Jillian, and numerous other relatives and friends. Nicholas is predeceased by his Father Nicholas Vinci Sr., Mother Angelina and Brother Leonard all of whom he loved so very much.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main Street, Mays Landing from 11am to 1pm followed by a service at 1pm. Internment with Military Honors will be at Atlantic County Veteran’s Cemetery, Route 50, Estell Manor, NJ at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Hope Lodge of PA in memory of Nicholas Vinci. They give loving support and housing -in a family type setting- to the patient and care giver of long term cancer treatments and recovery. We will always be grateful to the ones who helped us during this difficult time. 110 W. Laurel Ave., Cheltenham, PA 19012 (267) 622-6000

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