The Obit For Vince Crivelli

Vince Crivelli

The Trenton Times, September 10, 2007

HAMILTON James "Vince" Crivelli, 69, passed away Saturday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton.

Born in North Trenton, Mr. Crivelli was a lifelong area resident, graduating from Trenton Central High School. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, serving active duty on the aircraft carrier the USS Wasp during the Lebanon Crisis.

At the time of his passing, Vince was retired from employment after serving 20 years with the Tasty Baking Company.

Vince was greatly involved in athletics during his lifetime. He was the 1953 Trenton Babe Ruth League Batting Champion, played starting point guard for the 1958 USS Wasp Basketball Team that was champion of the Atlantic Fleet, and was a professional baseball umpire for several years in the Western Carolina League.

Vince also spoke of many fond memories of playing baseball and basketball in North Trenton for such teams as Pecci's Buddies and the Trenton Ionians. As a young man, Vince also enjoyed passing time with his friends and fellow members of the North Trenton Dorian Club.

After marrying, Vince remained active in umpiring recreational baseball and softball, and refereeing high school basketball in Mercer and Burlington counties. He also touched the lives of countless children during his years as coach and manager of various Hamilton Township Baseball and Soccer League teams.

In his later years Vince enjoyed nothing more than watching his grandchildren and great-nieces and nephews participate in athletics and school activities.

Vince was the son of the late Frank and Teresa Poreca Crivelli. He was predeceased by three loving brothers, Anthony "Undo" Crivelli, Frank "Junior" Crivelli, and Lou Crivelli. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joanne Seamone Crivelli; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Anna Crivelli, and Matt and Amy Crivelli all of Lavallette; and a daughter, Teresa Crivelli of Hamilton. Vince has five grandchildren, Giancarlo, Matthew, Francesco, MaryKate and Elisa Crivelli. He was extremely close with his nieces and nephews. Vince will always be remembered as a man who loved his family, his friends and life.

The funeral will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton.

Mass of Catholic burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

Burial will be private.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the Crivelli family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association; and/or Our Lady of Sorrows

Church, 3816 E. State St. Ext., Hamilton, NJ 08619.