Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hugo G. Vicari 1920 - 2013

Hugo G. Vicari  AGE: 93 • Brick Twp.

Hugo G. Vicari, 93, of Brick Township died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at The Concord Care Center in Lakewood. Born in New York City, he was raised in Jersey City before moving to Brick Township in 1983. Hugo was a self-employed Butcher who owned Vicari's Meat Market in Jersey City for many years. He was a communicant and member of the Visitation R.C. Church in Brick Township. He was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus and the V.F.W., both of Brick. He was a volunteer with senior services until the age of 90. He was a member of both the Ocean County Republican Club and the Brick Republican Club. Hugo had also been a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Jersey City, and was a member of their Holy Name and St. Vincent DePaul Societies. He was Grand Marshall in the 2006 Columbus Day Parade in Seaside Heights. Hugo was an Army Combat Medic during WW II. He received a Bronze Star from his participation in The Battle of the Bulge. Hugo received a Master's Degree in Economics and a Master's Degree in Health Education from Jersey City University. He also received a Law Degree from John J. Marshall College in Newark. Hugo loved spending time with his family and friends; entertaining them with stories, songs, and jokes. He was a fantastic dancer and he will be remembered by all who knew him.

He was the son of the late Giuseppe Vicari and Filippa Costanza. He was also pre-deceased by twin great-granddaughters. Surviving are his wife, the former Ann Parisi Vicari, to whom he has been married for 71 years; his two sons, Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari and his wife Joyce of Toms River and Hugo F. Vicari; two daughters, Phyllis and her husband Tony Monteforte of Bayonne and Annette and her husband Harry Appleheimer of Brick. He is also survived by his sister, Martha Maneri of Sparta; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Viewing hours will be held on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, 885 Mantoloking Road in Brick. A Funeral Service will be offered on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park in Toms River. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Arc of Ocean County (

Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 23, 2013
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