Vincent G. Ingoglia, 212th MP CO 69-70


If you asked a hundred people who Vincent G Ingoglia was, they would give you a different story. A comedian, a protector, a salesman, a storyteller, a teacher, a hero. He was actually all of them, but one thing everyone can agree on, he always had the ability to light up a room. He was born in Brooklyn on May 10, 1946 to Mary & Vincent Ingoglia. He grew up in a loving home with his sisters Angela and Vivian. While growing up in Brooklyn, he would make lifelong friends who became more like brothers. Upon graduating from Lafayette High School, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University. After meeting his future wife, he was sent to Vietnam where he held the rank of MP. He was in the canine division where he worked closely with his partner Duke. Upon his return from Vietnam, he married JoAnn Berardi in 1972. Their only daughter Danielle was born in 1976. They moved from the Bronx to Yonkers, NY in 1979. While it was only a family of three, their house was always filled love and warmth. It was also often filled with family and friends as he loved to entertain. He began a career in the liquor industry where he made friendships that would last a lifetime. He worked for Heublein, Austin Nichols and Pernod Ricard. He held various titles resulting in Vice President of National Accounts. He proudly supported many famous brands including Jameson Irish Whiskey and Wild Turkey. Throughout his entire life, Vincent’s priority was spending time with family and friends. Everyone who knew him was made to feel important and loved. No holiday or life event went by without a phone call or visit from him. In 1996 he lost the love of his life, JoAnn, after a long battle with cancer. All of Vincent’s friends and family surrounded him with love and support which helped him rebuild his life. Some of his favorite things in life were crabbing with his friends, rooting on the Mets and Giants, and spending time with “the guys”. However, nothing put a smile on his face like being with his loving grandchildren who he loved “all the way up to the sky”! In January 2016, Vincent developed Guillain-Barré syndrome. This led to many complications over the next few years. He passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, NY. Vincent is survived by his daughter Danielle Greto, his son-in-law Dan Greto, his granddaughter Isabella who was the apple of his eye, and his grandson Vincent who is his namesake. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in his name to a charity of your choice in Vincent’s memory. To plant a tree in memory of Vincent G. Ingoglia, please visit our Tribute Store.