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Obituary: FAGGIOLI, VINCENT

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 23 2014 4:44 p.m. MDT

Vincent David Faggioli1922 ~ 2011On Wednesday November 30, 2011, Vince (The Barber), husband, father, grandfather, great grand-father, brother, and friend passed from this life into the loving arms of his Heavenly father, and the many loved ones awaiting his arrival beyond the veil. Born Nov. 27, 1922 in Fall River, Massachusetts, to Italian immigrants Vincenzo Fagioli and Fortunata DiGiambattista. His father died one month before he was born. As was often done in the old country, his uncle Nicola Fagioli came over from Italy and marriedFortunata and helped her raise his brother's 7 children, they later had one son Nicholas who looked more like Vincent than his older brothers. Vince had 5 brothers (one died at birth), and 3 sisters.Vince grew up in Fall River and enjoyed swimming in Watuppa pond, digging quahogs and clams, fishing, ice skating (he actually survived a fall through the ice at age 10), boxing (he was a golden gloves boxer) and all the sports young boys participated in. As a young man during World War II he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served as an MP, and was stationed in Clearfield, Ut. One of his achievements was becoming a sharp shooter with the carbine and the pistol.While stationed in Clearfield, he bussed in to Salt Lake City to attend dances. This is where he met his lovely wife Pauline Lloyd. They married on Oct.19, 1945. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake temple. They settled in S.L.C. and began to raise a family of 3 boys, Vincent James, David LaMar, and Douglas.Vince was blessed with a very outgoing personality and he loved to meet and greet people anywhere, any place, and any time. This made his choice of careers even better. Vince went to Cosmetology school in Nevada and became a barber, opened Vince's Barber shop on 21st south and State St., and later a few blocks north. His shop served families in the Salt Lake area for 60 plus years from two locations very close to the old South High School on State Street. Some of his loyal customers spanned 3 generations. He loved his work and his customers, of whom many became his lifelong friends and could be found with him on one of Utah's fine golf courses every good-weather Monday. He also loved to bowl, hunt, and fish.He joined the L.D.S. church and faithfully served in many positions such as; Athletic Director, 10 years as an Elder's Quorum President, Ward clerk, and in a Bishopric. He loved to memorize scriptures and recite them in talks, and to his family. He wrote his family many letters of encouragement and love during sacrament meetings from his seat on the stand as a ward clerk.Vince was especially proud to become a father-in-law to two young ladies, Karen Adams (Vince) and Janice Hansen (Douglas), and nearly burst his buttons with the birth of each of his 6 grandchildren, Brigette, Nieca, Vincent James II, Michael Anthony (died shortly after his birth), Sean, and Jesse. He loved to spoil them with a little spending money each time he visited them. He made the best lasagna and ravioli this side of Fall River and the grandchildren loved to visit, play, and eat with grandpa and grandma. He recently greeted his first great grandchild; Gunner.Vince lost the love of his live, his sweet Pauline in June of 2005, after she experienced several years of failing health.In 2006 dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor and in an effort to help him regain some of his failing physical abilities the tumor was successfully removed, but not with the anticipated result. He lost the vision in his left eye and never returned to us as the Vince we all knew and loved.He has never lost his outgoing personality and love for people, he has spent his last years still meeting, greeting, and making new friends at two care centers in Utah County.As a family we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the exceptional staff at both Orchard Park and the Courtyard at Jamestown Enhanced Care Unit for their loving and compassionate assistance during Vince's last years.Vincent is Survived by brothers; Dominick, and Nicholas. Sons and daughtersin-law, Vincent James (Karen), David LaMar, and Douglas (Janice). Grandchildren; Brigette Israelsen (Douglas), Nieca Youmans (Roger), Vincent James II (Amanda), Sean Douglas (Emilia), and Jesse Antonio. Great Grandson: Gunner Israelsen. Vincent was preceded in death by his loving wife Pauline, and grandson Michael Anthony. His parents, Vincenzo and Fortunata, step father/uncle Nicola, Brothers; Cesare, David, and David, sisters; Lucy, Marie, and Rose.Viewing held Sunday Dec. 4th from 5-7 pm at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S. Highland Dr., S.L.C, Ut.Viewing Monday Dec. 5th from 10-11 am followed by a brief graveside service and interment.