Vincent A. “Vince” DiMaggio

Vincent A. “Vince” DiMaggio, 76, of Watervliet, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020, at Spectrum Health- Watervliet.

A prayer services will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020, at 3PM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 1PM until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Watervliet. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

Vince was born on April 27, 1944, to Anthony & Madeline (Sorce) DiMaggio in Chicago, IL. He graduated from St. John’s Catholic High School in Benton Harbor. He owned and operated DiMaggio Pizza & Burgers for over 40 years. On October 5, 1987, Vince married the love of his life Arlene Kandas in Las Vegas, NV.

Vince enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Elks Club, NRA and Sons of Italy. In his early years he was the well-known lead singer of the Princeton Five. But his favorite title was being a “Dad” and “Papa” to his loving children and grandchildren.

Vince is survived by his wife of 33 years Arlene DiMaggio of Watervliet; daughters, Madeline (Timothy) Flagel of Watervliet, Danyl (Ed) Broderick of Riverside and Lisa (Brian) Wood of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Payton, Vinny, T.J., Lily, Jordan (Kara) and Taylor; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Isadore “Izzy” DiMaggio of Coloma, Margaret “Marge” DiMaggio of CA and Josephine “Josie” Little of CA; and all of his wonderful nieces, nephews and extended family that he cared for deeply.

Vince was preceded in death by his parents.

Vince’s family would like to thank the EMT’s and Police Officers for their efforts in helping him.

Posted On: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:58 AM

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