Obituary of Vincent A. Salerno
Mr. Vincent A. Salerno, 62, of Utica, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2023, at the Abraham House in Rome, with his loving family by his side.
Vincent was born in Utica, on June 20, 1961. He is the first-born child of Barbara (Salerno) Ziezio and the late Vincent S. Salerno. Vincent was proudly raised a “Westie”, was a graduate of Utica Free Academy and attended Syracuse University. He proudly served his country in the US Army until his honorable discharge, after which time he continued his service in the US Army Reserves. He was a hard worker who held various jobs in the Utica area. Vin was a motorcycle and car enthusiast, as well as an avid NASCAR fan always rooting for his favorite, the # 48 car, driven by Jimmy Johnson. He was also an 80’s heavy metal fan, had a vast knowledge of 80’s metal trivia and was a setup man for many local musical bands. Vin was of the Catholic faith and often volunteered his time at Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church.
Vincent is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Vincent W. and Amanda Salerno of the Pocono’s in PA; his cherished granddaughter, Aleena; his mother, Barbara (Salerno) Ziezio of Marcy; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Mark Salerno of Marcy, Edward and Roseanne Smith of Utica and Anthony Salerno and Kati Ferguson of Utica; one sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Mike Olsen of N. Utica, aunts and uncle, Vicky and Bob Zysk and Sandra Price; nephews and nieces, Nikolas, Marco, Eddie, Hannah and Goddaughter, Giuliana as well as many cousins and dear friends too numerous to mention. Besides his father, Vincent was predeceased by two daughters, Renee Marie Salerno and Rachelle Lynn Salerno as well as his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Vincent’s memorial Mass of Christian burial on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church, 702 Columbia St., Utica. In his final act of kindness, Vincent selflessly donated his body to science for the betterment of health research. Those wishing to make a donation in Vincent’s memory, please consider Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413 or Rome Abraham House, 417 N. Washington St., Rome, NY 13440.
Vincent’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of the Rome Abraham House for the wonderful care and compassion you provided to Vin and his entire family.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Vincent Salerno, please visit Tribute Store