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John Vincent Vanore, born in Greenwich Village, NYC, died peacefully in the loving arms of his family on February 9, 2024. Born to Serafina and Vincent Vanore on May 1, 1949, he was a native New Yorker, living and serving the majority of his life there.
John is survived by Peg, his loving wife of 56 years, brother Pat (Evelyn), sisters Phyllis Mecchi and Sue Frontino, daughter Michele (Jon) Chazen, grandsons Anthony Negrin (Brittany) and Jackson Chazen, granddaughters Isabella and Gabriella Negrin, and many nieces and nephews.
John is predeceased by his parents, his sister Christina, and his beloved daughter Elizabeth.
John had a long and distinguished career in law enforcement for over 45 years. After joining the NYPD in 1968, he served as one of New York’s Finest for 26 years. Beginning as a beat cop, his career expanded to include roles in the Narcotics Squad, the Arson and Explosive Investigation Unit, the Hostage Negotiation Team, and TARU (Technical Response Unit). Along the way John joined the Detective ranks and was promoted to Sergeant before retiring in 1996. Post-NYPD, John was responsible for personal security for the CEO of Grocery Haulers, Inc. for another 20 years.
A man whose presence filled a room with laughter, there was no better friend than John Vanore; he will be missed by all.
DUE TO EXPECTED SNOW STORM, THE FUNERAL SERVICES HAVE CHANGED, PLEASE READ BELOW FOR DETAILS:
Visitation will be held at Leonardis Memorial Home, 210 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park, NJ on Monday, Feb. 12TH, from 4-6:30 pm, immediately followed by the funeral mass at the funeral home at 6:30pm. A repast will follow at the Event Room of the Godfather Restaurant in East Hanover. The burial on Tuesday will be held privately, in effort to keep everyone from traveling during inclement weather.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John’s name to The Sergeants Benevolent Association Widow and Children’s Fund