Vincent Alestra


Vincent died June 30, 2014. He was a farmer and self employed truck driver who hauled for area businesses. As a young man he loved dancing. It was his good fortune to ask Marion Cuthbertson for a dance. They spent the last 58 years together and were blessed with 5 children: Linda Alestra-Messina, the late Joanne Alestra-Lindner, Joseph (Dianne), Vincent ( Kim), and Catherine Alestra-Mosley, 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.
Services were private arranged by Daley Life Celebration Studio.

9 thoughts on “Vincent Alestra

  1. Brian Griffiths

    To the Alestra Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I pray that you can find peace in knowing that he is in peace in a better place surrounded by loved ones waiting to someday be reunited with those he loved. I know it has been a rough few months for you and I pray for God to guide you thru these difficult times

  2. Joseph Micheal Alestra

    We were always miles apart Uncle Vince, but as your brothers son, you made me feel right at home. I will miss you forever Uncle. God bless you, Aunt Marion, and the family.

  3. Jean (Alestra) Green

    Vincent, we love you, and will miss you and always remember your beautiful smile, your generosity and goodness… a beloved and devoted family man, brother-in-law and friend. You mean the World to our family … RIP in Heaven, dear one…. My prayers and love to Marion and family. jean

  4. Nancy Barton

    We were all so very blessed to have Vince in our lives. The kindest gentleman a friend can have.
    Hoping you and George are winning big time together at a blackjack table forever!
    Our prayers and strength are with Marion and her family. May time and wonderful memories bring peace to your hearts.
    Much Love, Nancy, Daniel, Julie, Mark and Mike

  5. Paul Cuthbertson

    I can remember times as a boy he come home from a long day of driving the truck and still grabbed the baseball bat and hit fly balls to the heavens for us to catch. He always had time for a great big welcome, smile and warm conversation. The many trips to the farm, or in the tractor trailer and farm tractor on the fields around our neighborhood. Maan were those amazing experiences, I’m so fortunate that he shared! If he wasn’t working with the truck runs he was working on the farm or as our generation would say he is “old school”.
    Someone once said you don’t have to be a great man but just a man. My uncle Vince was truly both! I’ll miss him for he was simply the best!
    Till we meet again, Love your nephew Paul Cuthbertson

  6. catherine alestra-mosley

    We had many names for my dad…… there was happy dad, mr miserable(lol!), and the all time famous blue eyes. But there will be no other name that would fill my heart more than my dad.. I love you dad and I am so happy you are no on longer suffering. Love cathy

  7. JoAnn McCormick

    So sorry for the family’s loss, but glad Mr. Alestra is no longer suffering. The last time I saw him he had just come home from the hospital. He was still smiling and joking that they didn’t get him yet! He was stubborn and hung in there for a long time. I’ll always remember joking around with him. I’m praying that your family finds peace in the fact that he doesn’t have to fight anymore.

    To my good friend Lyn, may God lift you up out of the suffering you have endured over the last months and year. When you lose a loved one, it is difficult enough to deal with the loss, no matter what the circumstance. To have personsl illnees, then lose family members you love unconditionally, only presents stress that is almost unbearable. I pray that you quickly heal both physically and emotionally so that you can get your strength back and go on being the strong, giving, loving, caring person that you are. I’m praying for you my friend, and am so sorry for your loss.

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