In Memory of
Genesio John Vicini
1928 – January 3, 2020
Genesio John Vicini, of River Vale, NJ passed
away peacefully on January 3rd, 2020 with his loving
wife Peg and their three children at his bedside. He was
91 years old.
Known as “Gino” to his friends and “Pop Pop” to his
grandkids, Genesio was born in New York City and moved
to River Vale in 1964. A three-time decorated veteran of
the Korean War, he spent his entire career in the
service of others. He worked as a police officer for the
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for 21 years
and then continued his public service at the Englewood,
NJ Post Office for another 20 years. Over the course of
those years, Gino embodied a spirit of warmth and good
humor that endeared him to his colleagues and friends.
He was generous and kind to everyone, and a solid friend
you could count on no matter what.
That spirit survives on with his devoted family. He was
predeceased by his brother Bennie of Yonkers, NY. He is
survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Peggy Vicini,
by their children Blaise (Stefanie), Mary, and Lisa, by
his 5 wonderful grandchildren, and by a large extended
family including cousins, nephews, nieces, and in-laws
that he treated like his own. Gino was a proud and
protective husband, father and grandfather.
He raised a family. He fought a war. He worked for 40
years serving the public. He was a good man, a spiritual
man, and he lived a full life. And we’ll all miss him
The family will be having visitation hours from 2-4pm
and 6-8pm Thursday January 9th at the Becker Funeral
Home of Westwood, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be held
Friday, January 10th at 11:00am at St Pius X Church in
Old Tappan, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in
Gino’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Becker Funeral Home
219 Kinderkamack Road
Westwood, NJ 07675