Victoria "Vicky" (Irizarry) Gentilella, 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, August 8, 2018 following failing health.
Born in Plattsburg, New York on February 3, 1933, daughter of Victor and Antonia (Hernandez) Irizarry. At an early age, she and her family moved to the Bronx where she was raised and educated. Following high school, Vicky went to work as an experienced seamstress for Madame Baldwina, a well-known wedding gown and dressmaker in the Bronx. In 1958, she met and married the love of her life, Michael H. Gentilella. She later went to work as a Lutheran Minister's assistant and later a sales clerk at Gimbels Department Store which closed in 1987.
Vicky and her husband Mike moved to Weston, Florida in 1988. For a short while, she worked for the Broward County Court House. Following retirement she became a homemaker, continuing with her knowledge of sewing, but mostly croqueting and enjoyed bowling with her friends.
Survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Michael H. Gentilella, her loving sons, Michael and his wife Maryann Gentilella, Vincent and his wife, Maria Gentilella, her adored grandchildren, Gabrielle, Brianna, Jessica and John Michael Gentilella, brother, Julian Irizarry and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation Friday, August 10th from 6:00 ~ 8:00 P.M. at Fred Hunters Memorial Home, 6301 Taft Street, HOLLYWOOD. A Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 9:30 A.M. at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 1301 136th Avenue, Davie, Fl. 33325 with Rev. Edmund Prendergast, Pastor officiating. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.
Entombment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum.
3 people have supported the family by purchasing them flowers or gifts from the Healing Registry.
Buy Gift Now
I am so very sorry for your loss. Our families grew up together in the Bronx and I have such wonderful memories of times spent together. We lived in the apartment above and I remember how excited we kids would get when Vicky tapped on the pipe running through our kitchens. When we heard the special tapping, we knew that Vicky, who was an amazing cook, would have a plate heaping full of delicious goodies for our family! My sisters and I would run down the flight of stairs to get the treats! She was a beautiful person and I know that she touched many, many hearts.
Carolyn Bender (Doris and Reg's daughter)
Mrs. "G" was like a second mom to me. Warm, kind, funny and generous. She will be sorely missed. She also welcomed my family into her home, so this tribute is on behalf of Herb Lopez and Linda Lopez-Vasquez and family. Vicky and her family are in our prayers.
My sincere condolences to the Gentilella family
Ken Dunn ~ Fred Hunter Funeral Home
PhotosAdd a photo
Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!