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Vincent Joseph Di Leo

September 15, 1935 ~ August 7, 2019 (age 83)
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Vincent J. Di Leo passed away on August 7, 2019, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 15, 1935 in Ossining to Vincent and Albina (Picciano) Di Leo.  He was known around town as the “Ice Man” or “Ice”, a nickname he’s had since he was a boy and worked with his father delivering ice to Ossining residents. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years Frances Mary Cresswell, and their four children, Faye Di Leo (David Goldstein), Marianne Lattin (Jon), Vincent Jr. (Diane) and Jayne Turner (Rob), and eight grandchildren, Jillian and Jennifer Mislinski; Taylor, Vincent and Travis Di Leo; Melanie Lattin; and Elizabeth and Rhiannon Turner.  He is also survived by his three sisters, Phyllis Lieto; Carmela (Millie) Gullotta and Rose Purdy and well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged.  He was a gifted auto mechanic and had a great love of cars.   He ran his own service station for years (VJ’s Service Station on Croton Avenue); and throughout his career he remained within the automotive industry.  He retired from BOCES Southern Westchester as a Supervisor of their bus operations. He had many interests including sailing and flying; he owned a Cessna plane and would spend many hours flying with his wife and friends.  He enjoyed his 1939 Chevy, which was a lifelong project.  He was a member of American Legion Post 506, the VFW and a lifetime member of the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club. He was a hard worker and a faithful friend and the best dad and grandfather (Ice Pop).  He will be greatly missed. Reposing, Leach & Thomas Funeral Home on Sunday from 1-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass, St. Theresa’s Church, Briarcliff Manor, NY on Monday 11 AM. Interment, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, NY to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Ossining American Legion Post 506, 58 South Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562.


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