Born on February 21, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York
Departed January 2, 2023 in Rockledge, Florida
It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Vincent Benevente of Indialantic on January 2nd, 2023, at the age of 93 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 66 years, Rose Benevente, his children, Buzz Benevente and wife Laura, son, Paul Benevente and wife Anna, and his son Michael Benevente. Vinny leaves behind a beautiful legacy of 7 grandchildren; Rachel and husband Paige, Mark and wife Franca, Jessica, Vincent, Isabella, Luca and Michael and 4 great grandchildren, Tania, Alexander, Samantha and Arabella.
Vince was born in Brooklyn, NY, enrolled in the Army 1951 during the Korean war and returned to Long Island NY where he met his wife Rosie. He was a career man for 30 years with Colonial Sand and Stone and retired as a Metropolitan Insurance Agent. He came to Florida in 1985 to enjoy the good life and rediscovered his love of community and service. Vince served on the Council for The City of Indialantic for 14 years, Budget & Finance Committee, and the Employee Pension Board. He was also very proud to have also been the President of Space Coast League of Cities and to have participated in being an Honor Flight recipient. For the love of his church, his Italian heritage and food, he was also very involved with the Christopher Columbus Club. He also served under Msgr. David Paige as the Head Usher for 18 years at Holy Name of Jesus Church.
One of his proudest moments was when he was recognized by the City of Indialantic naming the Vincent Benevente Sunset Park in his honor on Riverside Drive…you would often see Vince and Rose tidying up the area, along with loyal friends who share their love of their seaside town.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday March 2nd at 11am in the Brownlie – Maxwell Funeral Chapel.
Vince will be laid to rest at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on Friday.
from Indialantic wrote on March 2, 2023:
I love y'all.
from Key Largo wrote on February 20, 2023:
Such a beautiful and wise man. I cherish the conversations we had each holiday gathering and will miss our interactions dearly. My thoughts go out to all that knew him, may you find peace. God Bless.
from Melbourne wrote on February 19, 2023:
So very sorry and he will be missed
Loredana and Safvat Kalaghchy
from Indialantic wrote on February 2, 2023:
Mr. Vince Benevente is described as kind, smart, interesting, neighborly, precise, with a great sense of humor, caring, great work etiquette, generous with his time. We will definitely miss your waive, as we drive by your house. May you rest in peace, you did well with life! Rose, we are here for you. Loredana and Safvat Kalaghchy
from Indialantic wrote on January 8, 2023:
Such a well written, comprehensive obituary. So befitting Vince. His wonderful life.....well deserved recognition documented for posterity.
Thank you Vince for living and leading by example.
For your commitment to God, Family, Country and Community.... Your garden will continue to grow and thrive.
Thank you for the lessons learned. Thank you for being you. You were the best overall. It is hard to say goodbye, but I do so with gratitude for having known you during your years in Indialantic. You will be missed ... never forgotten.
Rose, may you find comfort in those remarkable, shared 66 years of accomplishments.. To you and your family, I send my condolences. May Faith and your memories comfort you and carry you through this difficult time. 🙏
Linda & Jim Adriansen
from Merritt Island wrote on January 8, 2023:
Like will never be the same for your close knit family💔. May you cherish all the memories from Vince’s long life. He was a great man and did so much for the community. May he rest in eternal peace❣️ With love to his family.
from Indialantic wrote on January 8, 2023:
Vince was a class act. I always enjoyed seeing him and talking with him. I can still hear him saying when he was on Council that "I always do my homework." Town Manager Chris Chinault and I went to his 50th wedding anniversary, and I will always remember the event. He was such a proud man, and he will be missed. He was a very kind and gentle man
Joe & Gloria Mayer
from Indian Harbour Beach wrote on January 7, 2023:
Our prayers are with your father and you and your family Joe & Gloria
from Melbourne, Fl wrote on January 7, 2023:
Beautiful long well spent life. Leaving his mark and legacy on many
Blessed to spend time together share stories and watching game shows together. I know God said..”Good and faithful servant!”
Rest In Peace.♥️
Christine Renee Vela
from Melville wrote on January 7, 2023:
Uncle Vinnie You were ONE in a million, You had the best laugh & Smile I will never forget. Fly with the angles and always look over us. RIP
Love Your Neice Chrissy
from Melbourne wrote on January 7, 2023:
Dear Rachel and Paige,
Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember someone who was so close to you, your Grandfather.
He undoubtedly left a beautiful legacy to his Family and to his Community.
from Satellite Beach wrote on January 7, 2023:
Rest in peace dad. You lived a long exciting and for filling life. You will be remembered as an honest, caring, generous, giving and volunteering person.
Just hoping we all live as forfilling life.
from Melbourne wrote on January 6, 2023: