Vincent Caputo


Vincent Caputo, age 91, entered into eternal life on August 16th 2020. Vincent was a lifelong resident of New Jersey, born in Prospect Park on May 17, 1929, raised in Fair Lawn, and resided in Glen Rock, for many years before settling in Wayne.


A proud veteran, Vincent served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Post # 240 in Paterson and an honorary member of the Fair Lawn PBA.

Mr. Caputo started Caputo’s Restaurant with his mother and father and their family in the early 1940’s, then went on to open Vinnie’s Lunch. He then continued his cooking journey working for his sons at Caputo’s Catering located in the Fair Lawn Athletic Club. Through his career, Vincent was a prominent member of the Fair Lawn community, honored by the mayor with Caputo Family Day in 2014.


Vincent will always be remembered for his hard work ethic, even at 88 as he continued to work helping out at a school cafeteria and impacting numerous people. His love for family, especially his grandchildren is what made him happiest. Active throughout his life, he loved helping others and would do anything for anyone, asking for nothing in return.


Beloved and devoted husband of Gloria (Cardone). Loving father of Vincent Jr. and fiancé Sherry and Michael and wife Eva. Cherished grandfather of Anna and Michelle. Dear brother of Mary Chrysler and life-partner Joseph and Benny Caputo and wife Francene, along with their children Gena and Jennifer and their families. An admired uncle of many nieces and nephews.


A Funeral Service is planned for Wednesday August 19,2020 11AM  at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Vincent Caputo can be made to St, Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN, 38105. Arrangements by Vander Plaat Caggiano Funeral Home.  


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Dear Mrs C, Vinnie, & Michael. I’m so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. I’m sure you’ll look back at all the time you spent with him in Vinnie’s,& The AC, with a new found appreciation for the love & hard work your father showed you guys. I’ll never forget meeting him at Vinnie’s one morning, hard at work making or mixing something good. But he stoped to smile & said Hello. From that day on he always greeted me with a warm smile & a hello. God Bless you all & take comfort knowing Mr C is in good company & is watching over his family. My Heart Felt Sympathy, Joanie.
Joan Carhart-Davis
God bless Vince always a kind great person glad I knew Him and got to talk with Him In July of this year. Rest in Peace Vince you will be missed...
Daniel Gubitosa Sr.
Our prayers go out and our hearts are aching for our beloved Caputo family. I remember my "Uncle Vinny" fondly. Always a smile on his face....always a positive, friendly, outgoing attitude. He was the definition of a good man. An honest man. A sincere and truthful person. Sometimes I would stop in to the Fairlawn AC and open the back door and go right into the kitchen. Michael and Vinnie were busy making sandwiches and putting lunches out for the midday rush, and there was Uncle Vinny, just as busy, standing at the stove or grill. I'd say " Hey, how are you? And he'd always say, with a big smile on his face,"I'm fine" And I ask" how you feeling?" And with the same big smile He'd say " I can't complain", He never complained . He was in his 80's at the time. Never said he was tired. Never said he couldn't continue working. I consider myself a lucky man to have known him and enjoyed his spirit and enjoyed his company on this earth. I love you Uncle Vinny. You will be missed. Rest in Peace.
JC Schlageter
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