Vincent Francis Alioto, Jr.
Vincent F. Alioto, Jr, 87, of Sag Harbor, died June 23. Born January 7, 1929 in Sag Harbor he was the son of Vincent and Pauline Alioto.
Mr. Alioto served two years in the United States Army Headquarters Company 4th Division Germany on a demolition team and in the Reserves until honorably discharged in 1957. He was a founding member of the VFW Post 9082 in Sag Harbor and was a member of Chelberg & Battle American Legion Auxiliary Post 388 and the Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Alioto worked selling food at The Shack on Long Beach in his teenage years, as the produce manager at Bohacks in Sag Harbor, as a police officer in the East Hampton Police Department, and as Chief of Security and Maintenance at Todd Nursing Home in Southampton until he retired in 1994. He also was a volunteer for the Southampton Veterans Memorial Ambulance for many years.
As owner of his own private security business Mr. Alioto was asked by playwright Arthur Miller to teach him how to handle and use a handgun which then turned into teaching Miller’s then wife Marilyn Monroe how to use her gardening tools correctly.
He was noted for his delicious varieties of canned pickles which he grew in one of his two gardens.
Mr. Alioto is predeceased by his wife Mary Ann Alioto and his son Vincent III as well as his brother James and his first wife Adele Butler Alioto. He is survived by his daughters Fran and Sue Alioto, stepchildren John and Rosemary Griffin and Timothy Griffin, grandchildren Emily Lopez (Sergio), Jennifer Phillips (David), Hannah Gonzalez, Deirdre White, Sean, Michaela, and Erin Griffin, great-grandchild Mason Gonzalez, and Niece Colleen VanGuilder (Cliff) and family. Services will be held at St. Andrews Cemetery in Sag Harbor on Saturday, July 23rd at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.