N. Vincent (Viggi) Policarpio of Springfield passed away at home on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.
Born on May 9, 1925 to Faustina and Giuseppe in Millburn, New Jersey, he resided in Springfield for the past 68 years. He served overseas during WWII with the 786th Tank Battalion, which liberated many of the prison camps. Once home, he became a stone mason and later went into business with his twin brother Ralph. One of his major accomplishments was working on a Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Project. Vincent was a past member of the Springfield New Jersey Volunteer Fire Department for 34 years, where he ran the Memorial Day Parade for 10 of those years. He married Marie (nee: D’Andrea), his childhood next door neighbor, and they were married for the past 68 years. Also surviving are his son Vincent M. and his wife Rita; his granddaughter Rose Marie Kelly and her husband Brian, and loving great grandchildren Phillip, Matthew and Marissa Rose. He was predeceased by his brothers Julio, Joseph, and Ralph and sisters Fanny, Margaret and Mary.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1030am at St James the Apostle Church, 45 S. Springfield Ave., in Springfield. Interment will follow at St. Teresa Cemetery, Summit. There will be a visitation on Friday from 3-7pm at the Bradley, Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris ave., Springfield. For more info or to send condolences to the family, visit www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.