Vincent Marsenelli, Oxford
Vincent Marsenelli, 83 of Oxford, NY passed away on August 19, 2021 at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse. He was born on June 8, 1938 in Corona, Queens, NY a son of the late David and Jennie (Vitello) Marsenelli. On September 16, 1961 he married Mabel Contrini, who passed away on May 17, 2007.
He is survived by many close friends which he considered his family, including, Joseph Agunzo, John and Marie Carucci, Tony and Catherine Averso, Gene and Kathleen Vitelli, and Joseph and Kendall Angelino. He was predeceased by his brother Thomas J. Marsenelli on July 20, 2002.
Vincent served in the US Marine Corps from 1956 to 1960, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was a life member of the Marine Corps League in Binghamton. He was a former police officer of the New York City Police Department last serving in Brooklyn's 90th Precinct. In 1974, he and Mabel made their home in South Oxford when he was hired by Sheriff Joseph Benenati Jr as a Deputy Sheriff. He worked at the Chenango County Sheriff's Office as a deputy sheriff, a sergeant and was appointed Undersheriff by Sheriff Thomas Loughren in 1992. He retired from the Sheriff's Department as Undersheriff in 1999.
Vincent greatly appreciated Kim Gray and Terry Aldrich for helping him stay in his home until very recently. Gratitude is also expressed to his neighbors Ken and Heather Buser, Gary and Jayne Wade, Heather and Michael Ferrarese, and Eric Northrup. A special thank you to the New York State Veterans Home for their excellent and compassionate care over the last few months.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at Noon at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, NY with Rev. Ralph Bove officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Oxford, where Military Honors will be accorded by members of the US Marine Corps and Fort Hill Post #376, American Legion.
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