Charles Vitale, Sr.

April 24, 1930 - May 23, 2017
Charles Vitale, Sr.

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Charles “Charlie” Vitale, Sr. 87, went home to be with his Lord on May 23, 2017. Born April 24, 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Besides his parents he is predeceased by his loving wife Frances Zino. He worked at The Brooklyn Shipyard and earned the “Golden Gloves” title as a young boxer. The family moved to Long Island, New York where he worked at Zino Construction in Levittown. In 1975 Charlie and his beloved bride moved to Port Richey where Charlie worked for Pasco County Road and Bridge Department. He also portrayed Santa Clause at Jolly Rogers Levittown, NY. Charlie enjoyed fishing, crabbing, playing cards and bowling. As a man with integrity he had great respect for our country, flag and those who served our country proudly in the United States Armed Forces.

He is survived by his loving children, daughter, Linda Marie Bean and her husband, Rev. Richard; son, Charles Thomas and his wife, Shawn; sister, Lucille Jensen, sister-in-law Marie Zino; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Charlie will forever be remembered for his contagious smile and will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8pm at Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 9am at Trinity Memorial Gardens where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved Frances. A celebration of life service will follow at 10:30am at Faith United Methodist Church, St. Rd 52- Hudson, FL with a fellowship lunch to follow. Memorial donations may be made to your charity of choice. Online condolences may be offered at


Saturday, May 27, 2017
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Trinity Memorial Gardens - Directions
12609 Memorial Dr.
Trinity , fl 34655


Friday, May 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652

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  • June 14, 2023
    Rob tulaba says:
    God bless ! Young Charlie and I were friends in commack while Growing up great pool Player Rob tulaba 216-678-1928

  • May 25, 2017
    Alyssa Milbeck says:
    So sorry for the families loss. He was a very nice man when I was down there! I still have our picture together! I will never forget the words you told me! Thank you for that.

  • May 25, 2017
    Chris Zino lit a candle:
    Lit since May 25, 2017 at 5:46:56 PM

  • May 26, 2017
    Rich & Susy Bean says:
    Linda & Chuck, Our deepest heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dad. Our family will always remember his genuine compassion for others and ability to win anyone over as his friend with his wonderful & winsome personality. Charlie always had a kind word for everyone who crossed his path and a warm smile. His love for you both and your mom are the biggest gift he blessed this world with. He loved his family and was the proudest father and husband that we have ever had the pleasure to know. May you find comfort in God's presence and compassion as He mends the deep agony you are suffering at the loss of your very special dad. With all our love, prayers, tears, and compassion...

  • May 27, 2017
    Barb and Don Don Andrews says:
    Linda ,Don and I are very sorry to hear of your loss. Thou we did not know Charlie personally we knew he must have been a wonderful person because of all the loving care you gave him during his illness. Our prayers are with you.

  • September 11, 2018
    amy little says:
    very sorry to hear about you father

  • September 11, 2018
    the littles syracuse ny /stpetersburg florida says:
    very sorry to hear about you dad

  • September 11, 2018
    the littles syracuse ny /stpetersburg florida says:
    so sory to hear about your father

  • September 11, 2018
    the littles syracuse ny /stpetersburg florida lit a candle:
    Lit since September 11, 2018 at 9:37:23 AM