|Vincent P. Senatra, Sr.|
|May 11, 1925 - August 18, 2010|
|Rock Island, IL|
|Visitation: 2-6 pm Sunday August 22, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, IL|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 10 am Monday August 23, 2010 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan|
|Vigil Service: 2 pm August 22, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, IL|
|Interment: August 23, 2010 at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island |
|Vincent P. Senatra, Sr., 85, of Rock Island, died Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Trinity Pathway Hospice, Bettendorf. Services for Mr. Senatra will be 10 am Monday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 pm at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201|
E. 4th Avenue, Milan, where a Christian Wake service will be conducted at 2 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military honors will be held. Memorials may be made to Trinity Pathway Hospice.
Vincent was born on May 11, 1925 in Chicago, IL, the son of Samuel Senatra and Angeline Macaluso Senatra. Vincent graduated from Rock Island High School in 1943. In August of 1943 Vince joined the U. S. Army and served in the 124th Cavalry Regiment, that was part of the Mars Task Force, which fought the Japanese with jungle warfare tactics deep inside Central Burma, India Burma and China. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1946. He married Betty Lou Speth on November 16, 1946 in Rock Island; she preceded him in death on March 29, 2002. Mr. Senatra was a machine and tool operator at the Rock Island Arsenal; he retired in 1980 after 32 years of service. Vince was a member of the former St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rock Island. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling, gardening and coin collecting. Vince was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
Survivors include his children and their spouse’s, Vincent Jr. and Cheryl Senatra, Rock Island, Michael and Candy Senatra, East Moline, Pam and Tom Smithson, Rock Island, Kevin Senatra, Rock Island; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brothers and their spouse’s, Phillip and Edie Senatra, Silvis, Carm and Barb Senatra, Moline.
Vincent was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; brothers, Thomas Senatra and Joseph Senatra; a sister, Jennie Mart.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
|Memorials may be made to Trinity Pathway Hospice. |
My thoughts are with all of you. When I learned of Vince passing my mind started to roam. 1818 6th Street. My neighbor for many years. Sadness was taken away by thoughts of him and his piegons, the time he entered a father son bowling event with me. The parties he and Betty use to have after they finished building the bar downstairs. I remember how good he was to his children and supporting them. Like, always attending Mike's baseball and football games. Using that old sweeper set-up he had to flock everyone's Christmas tree. I am sad to learn he is no longer with us. But so very happy he was a part of my life.
-- Jeff Blaser
Dear Carm and Barb,
This name jumped out at me as I opened the paper today. I remember many cheerful visits to your family's store! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
-- Carol Loula
Thank you Mr. Senatra for your service to our country.
-- Paul Fredenburg
Grandpa you will be sorely missed. My many memories of you begin when I was very young. I think my favorite one is the "chocolate coffee" we would share. We would always be so excited to come over to your house for Grandma's spaghetti. The CD's you made for me off of those old 8 track tapes will be listened to now with a little more meaning. I hope where ever you are the lanes are open, fairways wide and the fish are biting. Love you grandpa.
Vince was a wonderful guy and it was always great to visit with him on Sunday morning bowling. He loved to make CD's of music that he thought they'd like. We were among that privileged group. He will be missed and warmly remembered.
-- Pat & Morry Popelier
So sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
-- Sylvia Standaert
Vince, Pam and Family- Our thoughts are with you as you go through this tough time. Your dad was a wonderful neighbor for 17 years. He had more than 11 grandchildren becasue all the Pool kids called and considered their grandpa too. We have many great memories of Vince, he will be missed.
Our Deepest Sympathy,
Tim, Sue, Zachary and Thaddeus Pool
-- The Pool's
Mike, Candy and Family I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with with at this time of sorrow. Jim and Pam VanAcker and family
-- Pam VanAcker
Sorry I missed the service.
-- Al Zimmerman