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Vignoli , Samuel V. 87

New Eagle

Samuel V. Vignoli, 87, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly, Thursday, July 4, 2013. He was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Van Voorhis, the son of Guy and Carmella Mariana Vignoli. Sam was formerly employed at Farnham and Pfile in Belle Vernon and Irey Industries in Monongahela. He was retired from VWS Inc. in New Eagle. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served during World War II. Sam enjoyed working. He rebuilt Mack trucks and liked to work on heavy equipment. He was a man who knew something about everything. He and his wife, Violet, looked forward to driving to Florida to visit their daughter. He also enjoyed trips to the Meadows. He was Catholic by faith. Sam’s passion was his family. All of his grandchildren adored him and loved to be around his trucks. Pap Noli was their hero. He is survived by his wife, Violet Hayes Vignoli with whom he celebrated 68 years of marriage on Oct. 9, 2012; three daughters, Sandra Jimirro and husband, James, of New Eagle, Donna McGrew and Bob Poroda of Fallowfield Township, and Debbie Vignoli and Gardner Jenkins of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son, Sam Vignoli and wife, Kathy, of New Eagle; four grandchildren, Gus McGrew, Laurie Wehner, Jimmy Jimirro, Tiffany Pattison; 12 great-grandchildren, Jesse, Brittany, Eli, Jared, Jonathan, Nicholas, Drake, Emma, Corey, Skyler, Braden and Cade; one great-great-grandson, Layne; brother, Justine Vignoli and wife, Cici, of New Eagle; sister, Lena Ballein of New Eagle; brother-in-law, John Hayes and wife, Kay, of River Hill; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Rose Fidanzato, Mary Merolillo, Louise Frankowic and Angeline Rose; and two brothers, Philip and Patsy Vignoli. Friends will be received 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013, in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 West Main St., Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, with the Deacon Alexander Poroda officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Company Dive Team, P.O. Box 445, Fredericktown, PA 15333. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Frye Funeral Home

Monongahela PA 15063-2551
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