Louis Vietri, 94, of Dumont, N.J. died peacefully surrounded by his family on 11/8/2022. Dad started his career at Con-Edison in NYC where he met “The Chief” and they were married on September 9, 1950. He served his country in the U.S Army during the Korean Conflict, with Mom moving overseas where they resided in Austria for a few years. He went on to a 32 year career with IBM in Franklin Lakes, N.J., retiring in 1989. During his later working years, after developing the ideal physique and going gray, Lou played “Santa” at the yearly IBM Christmas party. Dad was a coach with Dumont Little League during the 60s and 70s. In the 80s he earned his varsity letter from Dumont High School as a member of the elite squad known as “The Chain Gang”, where he held the chains for all DHS home football games. He was also a member of the Bergen County Umpire Association, officiating high school baseball games in the early 90s.
Pop, Grampa, Gramps, Pop the Great was a fan of all sports and enjoyed watching his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren participate in sports, music, dance and whatever they were involved in. Dad was always very supportive of his family but if you did something less than admirable, he would let you know with a stern look and one of his phrases “Listen banana, smarten up”. Dad loved to tell a good story, of which he had many, he loved to visit the “Old Neighborhood”, Arthur Ave. in the Bronx to enjoy a good meal.
He was predeceased by his wife, Vera (2008) and his son Nicholas (2017). He is survived by his sons, Louis and Janet of Milton, DE and Michael and Lynne of Dumont, his daughter in-law Margaret of Kinnelon. He is also survived by his grandchildren Erin of DE, Scott of NYC, Kristen (Alex) of CO, Ashley (Greg) of NJ, Amanda of NJ, Michael of IL, and Jake of NJ, his great grandchildren, Grayce, Carter, Charlotte, Ava, and Callum. The family would like to thank his live in aid, Rose Adjei , for taking exceptional care of him at home and the care he received at Care One where he resided the past year and to the nurses from Villa Marie Claire who cared for him in his final days.
Visiting Thursday, Nov. 10th, 4-8 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont. Funeral Mass Friday, Nov. 11th, 9:30 AM, St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Dumont. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Louis’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.