Vincent was born on April 12th‚ 1964.
He graduated from Xaverian High School in Brooklyn‚ New York and Marist College in Poughkeepsie‚ New York. He became a volunteer firefighter with the Rockaway Point Fire Department at age 17 and also volunteered with the Red Cross Disaster Relief Team (DART). Vinnie was a New York City Police Officer before joining the Fire Department.
He loved music and was an avid guitar player. He liked the Grateful Dead‚ the Beatles‚ Allman Brothers‚ etc.
Vinnie loved the New York culture: the museums‚ restaurants‚ concerts‚ coffee houses‚ and cultural affairs. Vinnie really loved Central Park in New York City. He enjoyed the Park concerts‚ running (road running)‚ rollerblading‚ picnics‚ etc.
He was ‘a good guy.’