Vincent E. Cianfrocco, 88, of Morgantown, WV, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021. He was
born on December 7, 1932, at the family home in Westover the son of the late Mary Sabatini
and Sebastiano Sam Cianfrocco.
He was a graduate of University High School Class of 1952. He served in the U.S. Army, 1953
to 1955. He was enroute to serve in the Korean War when the war ended. Spending 16-months
in Korea he was assigned to the 74 th Engineering Company heavy equipment. Upon his return
from Korea he purchased a 1956 Ford Thunderbird which he still proudly owned.
He had been employed by the Diamond Alkali Plant in Painesville, Ohio; he and his brother
operated Cianfrocco Amoco Station, Pursglove, WV, and they were distributors for Gulf Oil
He has been a 21-year heart patient and after quadruple by-pass heart surgery and many
complications his cardiologist, Dr. Michael O'Keefe, told him to keep moving and that he did.
He went out daily spending most of his time at their former Gulf Oil business site where he was
visited by many of his friends. Prior to the heart surgery he loved to hunt. With God watching
over him, his desire to eat healthy and exercise, his sister providing heart-healthy meals, and the
care of Dr. Michael O'Keefe, Vince overcame the complications. We thank Dr. Michael O'Keefe
for his care during the 21-years.
The second of four children, he is survived by his brother Thomas J. Cianfrocco and his sister
Rosemary Cianfrocco of Morgantown; nieces Kathy Rex Foster and Mary Ann Boczek;
nephews Thomas Cianfrocco and Michael Scordato; great-nieces Lauren Boczek, Kara Boczek,
Hillary Michael Boone and Anna Marie Scordato; great-nephew Kyle Foster.
In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Clara Cianfrocco Scordato
Sept. 25, 2020 and her husband Samuel Scordato Oct. 12, 2019; his grandparents Vincenzo
Vincent and Chiara Clara Cianfrocco of Alatri, Italy; Rose and Angelo Sabatini of
Morgantown Abruzzi, Italy; his aunts and uncles Acquilino and Emma Chenfrock Cianfrocco
of Harrisville, WV; Joe and Mary Katherine Sabatini of Dearborn, MI; his aunt Frances Sabatini,
and his sister-in-law Mary Jean Keechel Cianfrocco of Morgantown. Also surviving are relatives
Family and friends will be received at the Dering-Henson Funeral Home, 156 Foundry Street,
Morgantown, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
A Mass of Christian Burial with Monsignor Anthony Cincinnati as celebrant will be held at
10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 10, 2021, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 1 Guthrie Lane,
Morgantown. There will be no visitation at the church. Interment will follow at East Oak Grove
Cemetery in Morgantown.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 1 Guthrie Lane,
Morgantown, WV 26508.
Vincent passed on June 4, 2021
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home.