Vincent Michael Gaudio, Jr., 66, of Long Valley, NJ, passed away March 1, 2022. Vinnie grew up in Bellmore, NY, before moving to Towaco, NJ. He married the love of his life, Linda, in 1978, and had been married for 43 years until his passing. Ever the entrepreneur, Vinnie owned a successful financial recoveries company, Collexx, Inc., for nearly 35 years. Together, Vinnie and Linda started their family in Piscataway, NJ before settling in Long Valley, NJ to work and raise their children.
He enjoyed venturing to different estate sales and antique shops, always searching for unique items. He also enjoyed discovering new eateries combining good food and company because “you gotta eat.” Vinnie’s generosity overflowed and he was always there to lend a helping hand. People were drawn to his kindness and positive attitude regarding life's difficult situations. He would say “you have to thank God every day.” Vinnie always was the ultimate family man. Whenever he had the opportunity to spend time with his son and daughter, he took full advantage and enjoyed every minute. Just one of his many passions was his involvement with girls' softball. He spent many hours coaching the Central Jersey Mustangs, a team his daughter also played on.
Vinnie cherished the many memories he created with his grandchildren. Being an amazing grandpa came naturally. He was over the moon when the grandchildren would visit. He always had a new joke to tell or a silly song to sing. These moments will forever be missed by them.
Vinnie is survived by his wife Linda, his son Vincent and his wife Pauline; his daughter Kristin Ferrigno and her husband AJ; his grandchildren Zachary and Liliana; his brothers Edward and his wife Candace, Gerard and his wife Susie, John and his wife Carol, Ronnie and his wife Suzanne; six nephews and one niece. He is predeceased by his parents Vincent and Patricia Gaudio and his brother Robert. A viewing will take place at M. John Scanlan Funeral Home on Monday, March 7, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. There will be a service held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Mount Evergreen Cemetery will be held privately for the family.