Vincent Bello Jr. remembers the time when Marine Corps veteran dad Vincent Bello Sr. was responsible for the plumbing repair work at Revlon Building, where the two worked together in the late 1980s.
“He was hard on me. It was a lot of love,” the son said on Tuesday. “He afflicted me more than the other crew.”
Vincent Bello Sr. of North Babylon died on Sunday at the age of 83 at the Berea Nursing Rehabilitation Center in North Babylon, where he was receiving physiotherapy on his back, young Bello said.
The cause of death has not been identified, but Bello has had two heart surgeries in the past, his son said.
Vincent Bello Sr. — “My mother called him Vincent. Others called him Vinny or Vin,” said Bello Jr. — Born March 26, 1937 in the Harlem section of Manhattan. It was. He was the youngest of three children, John Bello, who ran a dry cleaner, and Mary Maturo, the hotel chef.
Family members, Catholics, and first-generation Italians of Italian descent moved to Pittsburgh when Verosina was young. He served in the United States Marine Corps on a mission in Asia, and returned to New York after leaving service.
He married a former Marie Aloisi on October 23, 1960. The two began dating in 1959. The couple had an apartment in Queen’s Village, but moved to North Babylon in 1964. [there] For the rest of his life, “the family said in an email.
“The two families knew each other because they were both born in Harlem,” the email said.
He joined the plumber union at the request of his wife’s family. As a union plumber, Bello worked primarily as foreman throughout Manhattan and the Bronx. Among the many construction and refurbishment jobs he worked on were the Lebronville in the Bronx and Misericordia Hospital.
According to his son, a heart problem made Bello disabled at the age of fifty. After that, he started going to church on weekdays instead of weekends.
“He went to church every day at 8 o’clock in Mass, except the day I took him to Atlantic City and rolled the dice,” said Bello Jr.
For the past seven years, my father and son have traveled to New Jersey and traveled to Harrah’s Casino for an overnight trip. It was a way to get him out of the house, especially after his wife died.
“He’s very good at math and all the games are good at math. He’s good at throwing dice. He’s very fast at numbers,” said his son, dad and craps, betting on the results of their dice game. I remembered to do. A roll or a series of rolls.
Elder Bello was also an avid bowler, competing in the Men’s League at the Babylon Bowl on the Sunrise Highway.
His wife lost him in 2013.
In addition to Vincent Bello Jr., he has survived by West Babylon’s daughter Lisa Bentley, West Islip’s son John Bello, his sister, Annette Roland of Pittsburgh, and two grandchildren. Another brother died around the age of nine.
Awaken Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm at West Babylon’s North Funeral Home and Saturday at 9 am at West Babylon’s Hour Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, his parish, St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Farmingdale burial.