This morning, I received the sad news that Vince Favorito, a long time Carroll Gardens resident, passed away on Sunday. Many will remember Vince, who lived in the community for 70 years. He was a passionate historian of the neighborhood and told delightful anecdotes about growing up in South Brooklyn. In 2011, he sold his house on Clinton Street and moved to the suburbs with his wife Angela to be closer to their children.
As a relative newcomer to this neck of the woods (a mere ten years under my belt) I have greatly appreciated the war stories from old timers of various stripes. The old school Italians, the early "liberals" to colonize the neighborhood, old political hands. The background is priceless. I'm glad I got to know Vince and hear some of his experiences while he was with us. More from Katia:
The wake will be at the FG Guido Funeral Home, 440 Clinton St, corner of Carroll Street on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9; details are at http://www.guidofuneralhomes.com
The funeral will be 11:45 AM Thursday at Sacred Heart and St. Stephens Church, corner of Hicks and Summit streets, Brooklyn, NY
Subway and driving directions are here.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Vincent Favorito to St. Jude's Children's Hospital