Mr. Vincent D. Bianchi
Mr. Vincent D. Bianchi, 65, of Stafford died Monday May 24, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born November 12, 1944 in Rochester, NY son of the late Vincent (Elizabeth Cocuzzi) Bianchi.
A veteran of the US Army, Vincent was a commercial Painting Contractor. He was the owner of “Vincent D. Bianchi Painting and Wallcovering”, a business that he started 30 years ago. Vince had a great love of dogs and has owned many over the years. This love got him involved in showing and breeding and together with his wife Bonnie; they started “Archangels Bullmastiffs & Boxers”. The Archangel traits have made a contribution that is still evident in the show ring today. Vincent was a member of the “American Bullmastiff Association”, “The American Boxer Club”, “Upstate New York Boxer Club” and “Tonawanda Valley Kennel Club”.
Also an avid fisherman all of his life, Vince started “Vince Bianchi’s Spinner shop” 8 years ago as a new business to keep him busy in his retirement. He handmade all of his Musky Lures in a shop in his home, assisted by his son “Hooch” and sometimes his granddaughter Bianca. The business will be continued by the family. Vincent was involved in several fishing associations and was very involved in the conservation of Muskies.
He was the loving husband of 43 years to Bonnie (Pappalardo) Bianchi; devoted father of Vincent “Hootch” Bianchi Jr. of Stafford; Rhonda (Richard) Nolt of East Bethany. His pride and joy of life were his grandchildren Bianca & Nick Nolt. He is also survived by his sister Janice (Joel) Durham of Fairport along with several nieces and nephews. No prior calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made in Vince’s memory to: American Boxer Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 8667, Spokane, WA 99203 www.abcfoundation.org or to the Chautauqua Bait Fish Fund, checks can be written to: Mostly Muskies, 268 Harrison Ave. Buffalo, NY 14223 or www.mostlymuskies.com/reports.htm.
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Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 W. Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.