Love and memories last forever...
  • 90 years old
  • Born on November 1, 1928 .
  • Passed away on October 27, 2019 .
Vince Gangemi Sr. was a lifelong resident of Mullica Hill who spent most of his life farming the land he bought as a 23 year old man in Harrison twp . He was a dedicated father, husband and friend. He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years Loretta, who worked so hard to make sure Vince was able to continue doing the things he loved as long as he could. Vince survived his loving wife of 42 years, Angie, with whom he raised four adoring children,  Sam, Vince, II (Judy), John (Judy), Joanne Trazzera (Mike), also survived by his dear stepdaughter Maria Unger (Scott). Vince was a loving,  dedicated grandfather to ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren, which he spent the last 5 decades supporting at various high school and college sporting events and performances. He also had numerous nieces and nephews including his devoted niece Nancy. 
Vince was an avid race fan and loved to spend weekends watching the sprint-car races. He was a hunting enthusiast and always looked forward to hunting season with his sons. 
Vince Gangemi, Sr. dedicated most of his adult life to making Harrison Township a great place to live and raise a family. He was a leader and dedicated volunteer within the community and served as head of the Township Recreation Commission helping to organize many Harrison Twp festivities like the annual Halloween and Easter events which brought the entire community together.
Vince also held many other positions within the community including roles on  Township Planning Board, Environmental Commission and was President of the Republican Club. At the age of 88, he decided to make a difference yet again, and won a Committeeman seat on Harrison Twp Committee. 
He was a devoted member of Holy Name of Jesus RC Church, now the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, where he served as a greeter together with his grandson and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Vince left this world 5 days shy of his 91st birthday surrounded by his family and friends. During his time on earth, Vince left an impression on everyone he met. Anywhere he went, people would come up and say "hello Mr Gangemi", whether it was at the local hardware store, at a sporting event, or on vacation in Florida.
For those that knew him it is hard to believe he is gone.  The epitome of strength and authenticity, Vince's love of family and community were second to none. While Vince will be greatly missed by his family and friends, we know that he is in a better place and will have a lot of catching up to do with many loved ones.
"It's in the books, we just don't know the page"- Vince Gangemi Sr. 
Now your book is complete. We love you Pop-pop.  
Viewing Sun., Nov. 3, 2019 from 5-9pm and a Visitation Mon., Nov. 4, 2019 from 10-11am at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, where Mass of Christian Burial will be held Mon., 11:30am. Interment Holy Name of Jesus Cemetery.

Posted by Betty Griffin on November 7, 2019
Vince was a very special man indeed and the Griffin family is thankful to have known him. Thank you Joanne for letting me know..please share with the rest of your family our prayers and sympathy for your loss. “Mr. Mullica Hill”❤️
Posted by Don Jones on November 1, 2019
To the Family of Vince,You Are in Our Prayers & Thoughts from Donny & Agnes Jones
Posted by David Daniels on November 1, 2019
Mr G was a man that believed in a strong work ethic as well as being a dedicated American who loved his country. Family meant everything to him. Mullica Hill has lost a decent man. He commanded respect and expected those around him to follow suit. His family legacy is the result of his discipline and well as his deceased wife, Angie's outlook on life as well. RIP my racing friend. You took the final checkered flag from this current life. David Daniels
Posted by Lisa And Randy Rotte on October 31, 2019
Vince was one of the first people I met when I moved to Mullica Hill almost 5 years ago. He became a fast friend, mentor, and motivator in so many ways. We shared a deep love of God, family, morals, ethics and politics. We could sit and discuss everything and I learned so much from him- especially how to make Mullica Hill my home. I knew this day was coming but the knowing does not make this any easier! He touched so many lives and I pray, now that he is in Heaven, he is seeing though holy eyes all that he has done to enrich all those he came in contact with even for a moment! I love and miss you Mr Gangemi- Vince! I am a better person because of you! Rest in Peace- until we meet again!
Posted by David Johnson on October 31, 2019
Vince, A special man with your values lined up as farmer—- that plans the whole season from start in the spring , till the finish with fall harvest. 
You started with God, Church, Family, Friends, Honor, Respect, Sharing, Dedicated, Determination, “meaningful discussion’s”, Generous, the love of farming and a little time off for all sporting events. Eagles, Philly’s, NASCAR, High School Football and dirt track racing . Avid Hunter in earlier simpler times.
Vince you loved life and all that became your “friend “! I’ve enjoyed my time spent with you over the last 30 years . You will be sorely missed by “all” that knew you, but never forgotten. I truly have been blessed for you to have called me “friend”.
Dave Johnson
Posted by Kenneth Starr on October 31, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. I was introduced to Mr Gangemi many years ago and enjoyed his friendship hopefully as much as he enjoyed mine. I am comforted in knowing he now farms in a better place where he will enjoy his new life. May it be a great one Vince....we will see you once again....
Posted by Anne Marie Baldwin on October 30, 2019
It has been an incredible pleasure to have been a part of your Italian family! Your smile along with the excruciatingly strong handshake you’d have for me every time I saw you with the “How ya doing girl”, wrapped me with warmth and love. I will never forget you sitting at your kitchen table at the farm drinking your black coffee out of a soup pot and me eating all the tomato salad that Mrs. G made me! I will be their for my best friend in the world, Joanne. Love you forever!
Posted by Rodney Falkenstein on October 30, 2019
A tearful bon voyage to a great guy and a dear friend. You and your family are in my prayers.

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