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The Father Beatini Memorial Award
Presented to the outstanding
Citizen of Italian extraction

Vincent L. Caraccilo 2013 Father Beatini
Recipient For the St. Anthony’s Festival

CaracciloVincent L. Caraccilo was born and raised in Seneca Falls, New York. He is the son of the late Dominic and Teresa  Caraccilo. He was  one of seven children: Frank(deceased) (Mary), Anna Peck(deceased) (Ernest), Domenica Giovannini (Geno,deceased), Dominic Jr.(Kay),Eugene(Judy, deceased),and Robert(Marie).

Vince is a graduate of Mynderse Academy, class of 1948. He received his BS and MS from SUNY at Cortland.

He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a recipient of two medals: the National Defense Medal and World War  II Medal of Occupation / Germany.

In 1959 Vince married Jan (Pelton). He is the proud father of two sons, Jonathan V. (Leslie) and Christopher P.

He was a teacher and Administrator for West Irondequoit Schools and Seneca Falls Central. Vince was a high school athletic coach for baseball, football and lacrosse.

Very active in the community over the years Vince was or is a member of the Rotary Club, a charter member of the Lions Club, Republican Party, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, SMS Club, American Legion, Red Cross Meals on Wheels, Seneca County Health Advisory Committee, Member of the Board of Directors of Seneca County Seniors, Docent at the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, St. Anthony’s Festival volunteer, Seneca County Retired Teachers Assn, Board of Directors Creative Choices Child Care, Volunteer for the Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca County Early Intervention Coordinating Council, Board of Directors, Options for Independence and an avid Mynderse Academy Blue Devil fan!

Retired from the Seneca Falls school district after 33 ½ years of service, Vince continues his support of the school district with the annual Vincent L. Caraccilo Award presented  to an outstanding senior who exemplifies Mynderse Academy values.

“Vincent Caraccilo is an excellent choice for this award” states President Karen Burlingame. “Each year we seem to have more and more outstanding candidates for this prodigious award.”  “We are very happy to have Vince join the elite group of recipients including Senator Michael Nozzolio, Angelo Bonafiglia, and Joyce Sinicropi.”

Vincent will be honored at Mass on September 1, 2013 at St. Patrick Church at 11:00AM. Everyone is invited to join the celebration of this remarkable man’s life and contributions to our community.


In grateful recognition and appreciation for contributions to community service and religious activities and for furthering the Italian culture and heritage within our community.

Presented with pride by
the St. Anthony Italian Festival Commission

2013 - Vincent Caraccilo
2012 - Joseph Capacci
2011 - Joseph Perdicho
2010 - Mark Sinicropi
2009 - Bart Carbone
2008 - Vito Ceo
2007 - Angelo & Laura Sandroni Family
2006 - Vince Sinicropi
2005 - Patrick Bonacci
2004 - Gerald Macaluso
2003 - Italian People of Seneca Falls
2002 - Anthony Marconi
2001 - Philomena Cammuso
2000 - Albert Capacci
1999 - Ralph Sinicropi
1998 - Frank Paradise
1997 - Ronald Sandroni
1996 - Angelo Romeo
1995 - Robert Bellomo
1994 - Frances T. Barbieri
1993 - Nicola Netti
1992 - Richard Ricci
1991 - August Sinicropi
1990 - Joyce Sinicropi
1989 - Senator Michael F. Nozzolio
1988 - Daniel DePasquale
1987 - Matthew Bonacci / Matthew Feola
1986 - Frank Saracino
1985 - Nicholas Midey, Sr.
1984 - Angelo Bonafiglia
1983 - Angelo Suffredini
1982 - August Orlando
1981 - Vincent Colella


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