Vincent Pellecchia, 64, of Little Egg Harbor, NJ beloved husband of Debra (Arizzi) Pellecchia, passed away peacefully after being surrounded by his friends and loved ones on February 1, 2015.
He was predeceased by his first wife Penny Pellecchia (Esposito), mother Elizabeth Pellecchia (De Nardo) and father, Vincent.
Vincent was born in Hoboken and lived most of his life in Bergen County, NJ. He was a police officer for 30 years in Little Ferry, New Jersey, a calling which was his truest passion. He taught as an instructor at Bergen County Police Academy, was a founding member of the New Jersey State Traffic Officers' Association and was instrumental in writing Title 39, New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Statute. He was also a hostage negotiator. He spent time in the military, serving the National Guard for 6 years. He was a sports enthusiast and coached many little league baseball teams on which his son played in Little Ferry. Vincent was among all things a devoted husband, father and police officer.
When he retired from the force as Captain, he moved to Little Egg Harbor, where he enjoyed golfing as much as possible with his friends and spending time dancing and listening to the oldies with his wife.
In addition to his wife Debra, Vincent is survived by his children Kristie and Vincent, sister Aidamarie and her husband Anthony Saladino of Staten Island and Brother-in-law John Arizzi and his wife Joanne, as well as other relatives and many friends.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the members of Southern Ocean Medical Center, and to all those who visited him to make his last days more enjoyable. Their dedication and effort to provide quality care over the last 2 months were a heartwarming blessing to the entire family. We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him.
A viewing will be held honoring Vincent on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 2 - 4pm and 7- 9pm and Saturday, February 7 from 9:15-10:15 am at Maxwell Funeral Home, 160 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 11 am at St.Mary of The Pines Church in Manahawkin, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. For driving directions or to send condolences, please visit www.maxwellfuneralhome.com