Vincent Malacari, went to his eternal reward, January 14, 2022, after a long and courageous fight with dementia, at the age of 93.
His parents were Carmelo and Angelina Malacari, who emigrated to the United States from Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy, in 1927.
Vincent met Anna Maria, his loving and devoted wife of sixty years, when he returned after visiting the Shrine of St. Anne in Quebec. He was a loving and proud father of Rev. Fr. Carmen Malacari, Anna M. Malacari, and Angela M. Chesnut, as well as, a proud grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and spiritual godfather to many children.
Vincent was known for his cheerful, enthusiastic, and joy filled personality. He served the public as a barber/hair stylist for sixty-five years. In his profession, Vincent was noted for being a good listener, confident, and spiritual guide. When any of his clientele were hospitalized or placed in a nursing home, Vincent would gladly offer haircuts and shaves, without charge.
Vincent was a lifelong, vibrant, and involved member of St. Mary Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Utica, NY. When he moved south to North Carolina, Vincent became a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, in Denver, and became as involved as his health allowed.
Vincent was also a member of the Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, Knights of Columbus – 4th degree, Optimist Club, Holy Name Society, and Roffler Hairstylists Club.
He will be forever remembered in our hearts for his great smile, love for family and friends, and his deep religious faith. He will be greatly missed by all.
His Mass of Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish, 648 Jay St., Utica, NY with burial immediately following at St. Agnes Cemetery, in Utica.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Holy Spirit Catholic Church Building Fund, Denver, NC, will be deeply appreciated at www.holyspiritnc.org
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