John Viniello

John Viniello

Feb 28, 1942 - Feb 26, 2019
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John A Viniello of Brewster, NY passed away on February 26, 2019 peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. John graduated Brewster High School in 1959 and from Fordham University in 1963. John was a career coach and teacher, including John F. Kennedy High School in Somers, NY where in 1967 the Cross-Country team he coached earned best in the East and John was named coach of the year, and in 2003 was inducted into the JFK Hall of Fame. John was Chairman of Admissions of Fordham University between 1969-1973 and joined National Fire Sprinkler Association, serving as President from 1984 until his retirement in 2012, receiving the industry’s highest honor, the Golden Sprinkler Award, in 2005. John was a dedicated and charitable member of his community. John founded a charity golf tournament, raising over $250,000 for St. Lawrence O’Toole Elementary School. John was an avid golfer with three career hole-in-ones, most recently a perfect 175-yard hybrid in 2017.
John is predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Schuchman, and is survived by his wife, Mary Viniello (Casey), whom he married on August 1, 1979. John is survived by his son, Mark Viniello (Tristy) and daughter Stacy McGratty (Chris) and 6 grandchildren, Ava, Katie, Abby, Madison, Caitlin, and Colin. John is also survived by his twin brother, Mario Viniello (Roberta) and was a beloved uncle and great uncle. Family and friends will honor John’s life on Sunday, March 3 from 2-6 PM at Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster, NY. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 4 at 10 AM at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( or Common Voices, a fire advocacy group. ( )
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  • Visitation

    Sunday March 3, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday March 3, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Beecher Funeral Home
    1 Putnam Avenue
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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  • Service

    Monday March 4, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday March 4, 2019 10:00am
    St. Lawrence O'Toole Church
    31 Prospect Street
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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  • Interment

    St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery
    Turk Hill Rd.
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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St. Mary Mothers’ Club

Posted at 01:02pm
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Jim & Kathy Dalton

Posted at 10:34am
In honor of a boss and a friend from, “an Old Road Runner!”
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George and Monica Semler

Posted at 09:59am
Dear Mary , Stacey and family,
John will always be remembered as a good neighbor and generous man. We are sorry for your loss.
Monica and George Semler
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Michel Walhof

Posted at 06:32am
Together with my son Bas-Jan, we remember John as a very good sprinkler promotor all over the world.
Our condolences to the entire Viniello family.

Michel and Bas-Jan Walhof
Aqua+ Sprinklersystemen, the Netherlands

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