Vincent Schiera

Vincent Schiera – 94 – of New York City died at the Isabella Nursing Home in New York.

He was born in Palermo, Sicily on May 14, 1925, and was the son of Giuseppe & Teresa (Spatola) Schiera.  He moved to the United States and settled in New York City and became a proud US citizen.

He worked a number of years as a grocer and later became the owner of The Public Fish Market which was the oldest fish market in Harlem.

Vincent loved to visit the Italian bakeries and coffee shops on the Lower East Side on Sundays with his family.  He was well known in his Washington Heights neighborhood as “Papi.”

He was married to the former Julia Losecco (of Hornell) who died in 1990.

Surviving are his daughter, Mary Theresa Schiera Vega and her husband, Edward G. Vega; grandchildren, Dina, Jenna; great-granddaughter, Mia.  He also leaves behind his sister, Rosa; nephews, Pepino, Giorgio, Nello; nieces, Marchella & Cetti in Palermo, Sicily.

At Vincent’s request there will be no calling hours.  A private graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Fr. Stan Kacprzak officiating.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

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One Response to “Vincent Schiera”

  1. Jenna says:

    I love and miss you Nonno. Always in my heart. Till we meet again<3 xoxo