Condolence & Memory Journal

Our most sincere condolences. Vince was a great man. He loves his God, his family, and his friends...a true friend for over 40 years. God bless you and your family. Rest in peace with the Lord.

Posted by Judy/Paul Gauthier - Sterling Heights, MI - Friend   May 21, 2019

My husband and I met Vince way back at Carlton Junior High when our son Michael was going there. He was such a people person and so likeable. How could you not want to be his friend. Then when he started ushering at St Blase it was always great to be welcomed by Vince on Sunday mornings with a smile, and a handshake and a short conversation. Our hearts go out to all his family and friends who lost him way too early. Rest in peace dear friend.

Posted by Floyd and Virginia Medalia - STERLING HTS, MI - Friend   May 15, 2019

Vince our time together was way to brief. Meeting you was a tremendous honor and privilege. Thank you for being the connection that brought me to the Schembri family. My sincere condolences to the entire Schembri family for the loss of this great man. Love and peace to everyone.

Posted by Scott Blackburn - Boulder, CO - Family   May 14, 2019

My most sincere condolences. Vince was a great mentor to me early in my career! Such a man of integrity.

Posted by Robin Piche' - Livonia, MI - Friend   May 14, 2019

Sincere sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace; till all of HRHS class of 1963 meet again in heaven. God bless.

Posted by Joyce Radachy-Paddock - Westland, MI - Classmate   May 13, 2019

What a tremendous loss. Vince served the St. Blasé parish community for many years and he always had a friendly smile and a courteous handshake to greet you whenever you were greeted by him. He was very diligent in his service at St. Blasé and always was sure that the Holy Mass went smoothly without a hitch. He often helped me to sign-in as an Eucharistic minister or to be sure that I was properly prepared for lectoring a given Mass. I am deeply saddened that I will no longer be graced by his presence but I have no doubt he is being waited on by a chorus of angels at this very moment. May God bless you and your beloved family in every way possible as we together mourn his loss.

Posted by Mark & Linda Wilkins - Sterling Heights, MI - Friend   May 13, 2019

So very saddened by this news of Vince's passing. He was truly a good man. I remember him as always smiling and he gave great hugs :). God's healing touch to all of the family on your grieving hearts.

Posted by Sheila Oliver - Rochester Hills, MI - Coworker   May 13, 2019

Our sincere thoughts and prayers to the family. Feel honored to have known Vince. A good man. God Bless the family and treasure your many memories

Posted by Ken and Joan Berry - Sterling Hgts, MI - Friend   May 13, 2019

Please accept my sincerest condolences and sympathy. Vince has a new 24/7 ministry now that he is part of the Communion of Saints - He prays for us and watches over us. Rest in peace, Vince.

Posted by Fr. Edward Vella, CSsR - Oconomowoc, WI, WI - Friend   May 12, 2019

Vince was a good friend and classmate of mine for twelve years at Holy Redeemer. It was good to talk to him at the last class reunion. I was sad to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers to all of his family.

Posted by Jim Roulo - Dearborn Heights, MI - Classmate   May 12, 2019

Sorry to hear about Vince. He was a great guy and Redeemer Classmate.

Dan Podczervinski. / Colorado Springs, Co

Posted by Dan Podczervinski - Colorado Springs, CO - Classmate   May 12, 2019


Posted by Falzon - Chesterfield, MI - Friend   May 12, 2019


We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Vince, a stalwart member of St. Blase who was a friend and avid helper whenever he was needed. He was always available to help out and always had a smile. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He is in our thoughts and prayers. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen. Carel and Mary Minjeur

Posted by Mary Minjeur - Sterling Heights, MI - Friend   May 11, 2019

So hard to believe that Uncle Vince has left us. He is now healed, happy & healthy with The Almighty. Uncle Vince was a blessing in my life.

Posted by Deb Rafferty - Benzonia, MI - Family   May 11, 2019

Neighborhood kids growing up together in SW Detroit, Judy, Vince and I have known each other for almost 70 years. My heart goes out to the family, When I saw Vince at our class reunion in September little did I know it would be our last visit. RIP, Vince.

Posted by Mary Jane Riopelle - Park Forest, IL - Friend   May 11, 2019

Judy, our prayers and condolences are with you and your family. We always appreciated you and Vince taking the time to visit with us and the group when we came back to visit. Vince was always a good and caring person.

Tom and Terri O'Neill
Denton Texas

Posted by Tom and Terri O'Neill - Denton, TX - Friend   May 11, 2019

We have lost a great friend with Vince's passing. We shared many happy family events over almost 50 years of friendship. His generosity with his time and helping others was who he was. There is a large void in the world with his loss.

Posted by Jerry Hess - Shelby Twp., MI - Family Friend   May 11, 2019

I'm in shock to hear of Vince passing. May you Rest In Peace Vince. Strength and prayers to his family

Posted by Rena Xuereb - Belleville, MI - Friend   May 11, 2019

So very sad to hear this, it is a great loss. He was a great husband, father and grandfather but even more he was a true friend to everyone he met. There aren't many that can stand in this man's shoes. He will be greatly missed. All our sympathy to you Judy and family.

Posted by Tom & Bridgett Medici - Oxford, MI - Friend   May 10, 2019

My deepest condolences to you, Judy and family
Goodbye old friend..

Posted by Mary Mifsud - PLYMOUTH, MI - Classmate   May 10, 2019

My Dear Friend Micheline, my heart breaks for you knowing how much his presence in your life made you so much of who you are. The tears in my eyes are tears of happiness with knowing he is reunited with his loves. God bless you and all who loved him. xo

Posted by Robin Acheson - Wyandotte, MI - Friend   May 10, 2019

Judy and family, we just learned of the passing of Vince. Carol and I offer our deepest sympathies to each of you. Vince was a good friend and an even better person. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Stan and Carol

Posted by Stan Boris - NAPERVILLE, IL - Friend   May 10, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful and generous man. He will be missed.

Posted by Cassandra York - Clarkston, MI - Family Friend   May 10, 2019