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Vincent J. Rivetti

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

"Uncle Vinney" of foundry

Vincent J. Rivetti, 85 of Northampton, died Feb. 9, 2014, at his home. He was the husband of the late Mildred (Smith) Rivetti.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late John and Rose (Piscitelli) Rivetti.

He was a Coplay High School graduate.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Lafayette College in 1961.

He served his country as a Lance Cpl. in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He worked at Bridesburg Foundry, Whitehall, and became the owner/ operator of the foundry, known by the workers as Uncle Vinney. He worked every day for 60 years.

He was a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society, Catasauqua; the American Foundry Society; the Lehigh Valley Foundry Society; Non-Ferrous Foundry Society; and of the Lappawinzo Fish and Game Association and a Life Member of Northampton Fire Co. No. 1, both of Northampton.

He is survived by a sister, Marie V. Jacoby of Northampton; three nephews, John and Thomas Druckenmiller and John Rivetti; three nieces, Jane Deutsch, Cynthia Rivetti and Rosie Peters; great–nieces; and great–nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Pasquale.

Contributions may be made to Northampton Food Bank, c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.