Vincent C. LaPorta Jr.,59 of Auburn passed away early Saturday, April 4,2020 at SUNY Community General Campus Hospital in Syracuse .
He was born in Auburn, the son of the late Vincent and Diane Keatting LaPorta and had been a life resident. Vinny as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was a former dog warden for the City of Auburn and owner of M & S Auto for several years. He also helped out in the family business at the former Thirsty Owl Bar & Restaurant for many years. Vinny was an electronics and computer specialist and thoroughly enjoyed a bargain at his favorite store, Real Deals. Vinny’s greatest love was his family and he especially adored children. Whether it was babysitting, putting on an aerial display with fireworks or delivering the best candy to his grandchildren and other family members, there's no question , Vinny was a favorite among the kids ! He also had a soft spot in his heart for animals of all kinds. Vinny would often take in neglected or misfit animals and give them a much better life then they would have ever of known. Vinny’s charismatic smile and charming good looks , made him a ‘ ladies man ‘ ! He will be sadly missed . His pain now , here on earth has ended and now he is reunited with his parents, whom he loved dearly, in a healthy, new body.
He is survived by his loving daughters, Stephanie ( Eddie) Llanos, Marie ( Felix) Romero, Sherree ( Mike) LaPorta all of Destin, FL., five grandchildren Noah, Jonah, Unique, Zackery, Braxton, siblings Joyce ( Jeff) Emmette of Auburn, Rosemarie ( Sean) Murphy , Kathleen ( Jim) Oliver both of Aurora, Jerry ( Jennifer) LaPorta of Fort Walton, FL.,William ( Kathy) Stebbins of IN., as well as several nieces, nephews,cousins and feline friend Lucy.
In addition to his parents he was also predeceased by Brian Stebbins .
A private service for immediate family was already held at the convenience of the family. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A memorial celebration of Vinny’s life will be held for family and friends at a future date.
Contributions may be made to the SPCA, York St.,Auburn.
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