Vincent P. Vitale - Smithfield

Vincent P. Vitale - Smithfield

Vincent P. Vitale, 91, of Greenville died Saturday, March 16, 2013, surrounded by his family at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence.

He was married to the late Lida C. (Rossi) Vitale for 59 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Anthony and Mary (DeRosa) Vitale.

Vincent was a World War II Army veteran and a salesman for Nabisco for 40 years before retiring. He was elected to the Smithfield Town Council and was an active member of the Smithfield Democratic Town Committee.

He was a charter member of the Enrico Caruso Club in Manville and a lifetime member of the Elks. Vincent and his wife lived in Greenville since 1961 and they enjoyed wintering in Florida for 25 years.

He leaves his children, Anthony P. and Ann Marie Vitale of Narragansett, David J. and Mary Vitale of Putnam, Conn., and Rosemary Preston of Providence. He was the proud grandfather of Dina and Ted Karousos, Christopher and Amy Vitale, John and Meghan Vitale, Andrew and Monica Vitale, Peter Vitale, Lauren Vitale, Elaina Preston, Daniel Preston and David Preston; nine great-grandchildren; his brother Joseph and Etta Vitale of Narragansett; and sisters-in-law Nina Vitale of Cranston and Hilda Rainone of Woonsocket. He was the brother of the late Rose, Carl and Anthony J. Vitale.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Ann Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. in the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. For condolences and directions please visit