In memoriam of Vicki L. Vitale, 03/28/1951 - 04/12/2018

Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home

In memoriam of Vicki L. Vitale, 03/28/1951 - 04/12/2018

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Vicki Lynn Vitale, 67, passed away on April 12, 2018, after a five-year courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family.

Vicki was born March 28, 1951, to Victor and Rose Heimsoth in St. Joseph. Vicki met her best friend, Frank Vitale, and they married in 1978. In 1980, they took over the family business and renamed it Vitale's Market. Vicki and Frank worked seven days a week for years and were a big part of the Hagar Shore community until they retired in 2005, to Florida in the winter months, where they created an extended family of friends that they enjoyed dearly.

Vicki loved her family dearly, and spending time with her grandkids, sharing her love of music and playing games. The happiest times were with everyone around the table enjoying a meal she prepared. "Grandma Vicki," as she was known to the kids, was always the life of the party with her stories she would tell and her special birthday song she sang every year to the grandkids, nieces and nephews; she so loved her family and they love her.

Vicki is survived by her husband, Frank Vitale; her children: Jennifer Sipla, Kenneth Vitale and Jason Rosenthal; her grandchildren: Andrew, Ashley, Mercedes, Brennick, Nathan, Livinia and Charlie; three sisters: Pat Turnberg, Peggy Olson and Sue Wilson; and her brother, Ed Heimsoth.

A celebration of Vicki's life will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 23rd at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma, where friends and family can visit beforehand from 4-6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Caring Circle Hospice or Berrien County Cancer Society.

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