Michael Vinciguerra

November 12, 1938 - January 10, 2020

Michael Vinciguerra


Michael Vinciguerra, 81, of Belvidere, IL passed away on January 10, 2020 in Belvidere, IL surrounded by his family. He was born on November 12, 1938 in Queens, NY to Michael and Martha (Fuerst) Vincinguerra. Michael married his loving wife of 50 years, Linda Scott, on September 13, 1969 in Forest Park, IL. After graduating high school, Michael went on to attend the St. Francis College where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. He was a teacher for many years and was a computer programmer. Recently, he was a substitute teacher for the Belvidere School District. Michael found his spiritual home at St. James Catholic Church and was a member for a number of years.

Michael loved golfing, computers, his church, camping, being outdoors, and mathematics. He was a collector of stamps, coins, and currencies from different countries and time periods. He loved cheering on the New York Yankees, and he loved talking politics. But most importantly, he loved spending time with his family.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Linda; his children, Tom (Rachel) Vinciguerra, Barbara (Damian) Rodriguez, Danny Vinciguerra, and Kevin (Larisa) Vinciguerra; his brothers and sister, Vincent (Nina) Vinciguerra, Martha Vinciguerra, and Carl (Mary) Vinciguerra; and his grandchildren, Amanda and Damian Rodriguez, Ian Vinciguerra, and David and Michelle Block.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his granddaughter, Maria Vela.

The visitation will be from 10-11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. The funeral mass will be at 12 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church, 402 Church St, Belvidere, IL 61008. Rev. Brian Geary will be officiating. Memorial contributions in Michael’s name may be gifted to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit

Service Schedule

Friday, January 17, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


The visitation will be from 10-11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

Friday, January 17, 2020
12:00 pm

St. James Catholic Church

The funeral mass will be at 12 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church.

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To Mike’s Family: What a blessing he was to us at Heritage Woods in Belvidere. Such a kind and caring person. He loved his family dearly, and he cared for others too. We (the Heritage Woods Bible Fellowship) pray for God’s comfort for you all. From: Rudy & Ali Haefke, Fran Meyer, Lyons, Karen, Doris, Rhonda, Sandy, Bob, Dwayne, Cindy, Linda and Vickie

The Haefke's 2020-01-22T21:05:44

So sorry for your loss! We are with you in thoughts and prayers!

Rosanne M Siegel 2020-01-17T19:48:45

My grandfather was a loving man who always went out of his way to let me know how important I was to him. He made me inquisitive and hungry for knowledge. He never forgot to remind me of how proud he was of my successes and how much he loved me. I am forever grateful that he was in my life and that his passing was peaceful. I know he is happy, and full hearted now knowing how much he meant to every one of us. Thank you for every phone call, every Latin term, every political debate and for all the love you brought into my life. I love you papa, and I hope you are watching us with a smile from up there.

Damian Michael Rodriguez 2020-01-13T16:45:23

Tom and Rachel so very sorry for the loss of your father. Praying you find comfort during this difficult tile❤️

Stephanie Wegner 2020-01-13T12:35:24

Michael’s friends at Heritage Woods have been missing him and mourn his passing. Our love and comfort to Linda and his family.

Lyons & Marlene 2020-01-13T10:52:19


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