Vincent Joseph D’Emilia

Vincent Joseph D’Emilia, 88, of Milton, formerly of Yaphank, NY,  passed away peacefully at his home with daughters by his side on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Vincent was born in the Bronx, NY in 1930.  He graduated from Fork Union Military Academy in 1948 and served our country as a corporal in the United States Army.  He began his career owning a number of restaurants on Long Island where he worked as a chef.  He later became an agent for Prudential Insurance.  After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family, cooking and entertaining, collecting vintage cars, and most of all gardening. In the early 2000’s he became a Master Gardener with the Cornell University Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center. Growing and teaching about Dahlias and Succulents were among his specialties. In 2017 he moved to Fuller Village in Milton, MA to be closer to family. There he was known for his quick wit and made many new friends including his besties Gerry, Sid and Lucille.

Vincent was the beloved father of Danielle D’Emila DeCourcey of Milton and Diane Krauss of CA.  Devoted grandfather of Conrad Krauss of CA, Gina Krauss of NV, Bonnie D’Emilia of TN, Emerson DeCourcey, Griffin DeCourcey and Francesca DeCourcey, all of Milton.

Funeral Service in the Chapman & Dolan Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Friday, April 27 at 6:30  pm. Visiting Hours Friday, 4-6:30 pm. Interment Private.

Memorials in Vincent’s name may be sent to Cornell University Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center 3059 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901.