Charles “Charlie” Vitale, Sr. 87, went home to be with his Lord on May 23, 2017. Born April 24, 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Besides his parents he is predeceased by his loving wife Frances Zino. He worked at The Brooklyn Shipyard and earned the “Golden Gloves” title as a young boxer. The family moved to Long Island, New York where he worked at Zino Construction in Levittown. In 1975 Charlie and his beloved bride moved to Port Richey where Charlie worked for Pasco County Road and Bridge Department. He also portrayed Santa Clause at Jolly Rogers Levittown, NY. Charlie enjoyed fishing, crabbing, playing cards and bowling. As a man with integrity he had great respect for our country, flag and those who served our country proudly in the United States Armed Forces.
He is survived by his loving children, daughter, Linda Marie Bean and her husband, Rev. Richard; son, Charles Thomas and his wife, Shawn; sister, Lucille Jensen, sister-in-law Marie Zino; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Charlie will forever be remembered for his contagious smile and will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8pm at Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 9am at Trinity Memorial Gardens where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved Frances. A celebration of life service will follow at 10:30am at Faith United Methodist Church, St. Rd 52- Hudson, FL with a fellowship lunch to follow. Memorial donations may be made to your charity of choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.michels-lundquist.com
Date: Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Trinity Memorial Gardens
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