Vincent "Vince" Briga

Died: March 30, 2018
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Vincent J. Briga, 64, passed away on Good Friday, March 30, 2018, after a battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents Vincent and Christine Briga; and his mother-in-law Mildred Watkins. Vince is survived by his wife Tammy; son Vincent; brother Don; father-in-law George Watkins Sr. (Gina); sisters-in-law Patricia Santos (Chuck) and Tonya Watkins; brother-in-law George Watkins Jr. (Lisa); nieces Silvia, Bianca, Gabriella, Elise, Julia; and nephews Ciano and Shane. He is also survived by several cousins, including his closest cousins, Peter Mataloni, George Price, Frank Yanni, and Joseph Mataloni, who he always viewed as brothers. Vince always loved giving back to his community. He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Church, where he was a proud member and Vice President of the Holy Name Society. Vince also spent several years volunteering at local Italian festivals like the St. Anthony’s Feast Days and Gusto. He spent many years in George W. Johnson Park, organizing concerts, and of course, giving rides to everyone on his famous golf cart. One of Vince’s most proud moments was organizing the first ever “Mass on the Grass”. As a proud Catholic, he was honored to see so many people from throughout the county showing their support by attending. If you ever played a sport in Endicott, chances are you had Vince as a coach. He thought of his players as his children, and loved spending summers at Sertoma Field. Vince was also a member of the T.C. Jets and loved nothing more than watching his Steelers with his son. He loved playing his accordion. Vince spent many nights playing to his closest friends on the North Side and loved bringing people together. And who could forget listening to him share old stories on the Don Giovanni radio show? He always enjoyed celebrating his Italian heritage, both on the show, and in his daily life. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital, especially Debbie Schaffer and Mary Mancini, as well as the dozens of friends who visited Vince during his battle. He was overwhelmed by the love and support that was given to him and his family.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 10 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 306 Odell Avenue, Endicott. Entombment will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends at church Wednesday from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Anthony of Padua Church.

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Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

St. Anthony of Padua Church


306 Odell Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

St. Anthony of Padua Church


306 Odell Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Riverhurst Cemetery


2500 East Main Street, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Died: March 30, 2018

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Nick Gravelding posted on 4/10/18

In memory of Vincent "Vince" Briga, Nick Gravelding lit a candle


Kellie Dombert-Allen posted on 4/6/18

Tammy & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your wonderful memories sooth your broken hearts. ?


Joe De Gennaro posted on 4/6/18

Vince, you were/are one of my closest friends. Heaven is now a better place, just as earth was with you in it. Always on my mind and forever in my heart.


Ed Van Kuren posted on 4/5/18

In memory of Vincent "Vince" Briga, Ed Van Kuren lit a candle


Kevin Dennis McKeon posted on 4/3/18

Tammy, Vince, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you in this time of grieving. Sincerely, Kevin McKeon


Gene riley EAP chief posted on 4/3/18

He was one great man as we all know. Someone easy to talk to and a honor to be with. Rip my friend


Tony Srnka posted on 4/3/18

In memory of Vincent "Vince" Briga, Tony Srnka lit a candle


Patty Santos posted on 4/2/18

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Heather Ingraham posted on 4/2/18

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Jackie Pezzuti posted on 4/2/18

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Mary & Steve De Gennaro posted on 4/2/18

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Debbie Shaffer Heatherman posted on 4/2/18

Sincere condolences to the Briga family


Lisa Darrow posted on 4/2/18

In memory of Vincent "Vince" Briga, Lisa Darrow lit a candle