Vincent A. Kaminski, 64, of Meriden, beloved husband of Susan Carter Kaminski, passed away after a couragous battle with cancer Tuesday Aug. 30, at MidState Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Vincent was born in New Britian August 22, 1947 a son of the late Vincent C. and Dorothy Kowaleski Kaminiski and lived in Meriden since 1982. He graduated from Goodwin Tech, and proudly served in the US Air Force as a staff sergeant from 1966-1970. He owned Ski's Home Improvement for over 20 years. He also graduated from the CT Culinary Institute, and worked in several area restaurants. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and enjoyed cooking many gourmet meals for his family and friends. He loved salt water fishing, woodworking, weaving, working with his model train set, and their annual trip to Disneyworld. Vincent took great pride in his home and garden, and helping his neighbors. In addition to his wife he is survived by his loving daughter Callie Ann Kaminiski of Meriden, three sisters Janice Halat of NH, Paula Friedmann and Joanne Madely both of FL, his mother-in-law Margaret Carter of Meriden. Brother-in-law of David (Marilyn) Carter, Janet (David) Marsh, and William (Karen) Carter. Special uncle of Jack, Owen, and Whitney Carter. He is also survived by his best friends, Morgan, Katie, Abby. Friends may visit with his familty Friday Sept. 2, from 4-7 p.m. in the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden. Interment with Military Honors in Gethsemane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be sent to the Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots U.S., 3525 North 100th 24th St., Suite 1, Brookfield, WI 53005-2498.

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  1. We are saddened by the loss of our friend Vinnie. You are assured of our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Carol and John

  2. Callie, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Dear Sue & Callie: The world has lost a kind and gentle man. We were fortunate to have him as our neighbor and friend. Our hearts are with you both–stay strong! Our deepest condolences to you, Sue & Steve Richards

  4. Sue and Callie, I am so sorry to hear about vinny. I will miss his smiling face when I come over and stamp with Sue. Callie watching you and your dad together cooking and playing cards always touched my heart and that is the memory I will keep in my heart. Sue if you need anything I will be there for you. Stay strong. Love your friend BJ

  5. Dear Sue and Callie, I am saddened to hear of Vinnie’s passing. Vinnie was always patient when teaching me the responsibilities of being an usher and a deacon, even though I could tell he didn’t always appreciate my sense of humor. I will deeply miss his friendship (and his cooking). Love in Christ. Jack

  6. Dear Sue and Callie: We remember Vin’s kind soul and friendly nature. He always took time to stop and chat when we would walk the neighborhood. He will be missed….Peace and strength to both of you at this difficult time. Jean & Don Erazmus

  7. sue and callie sorry to hear about the loss of my brotherand yourbeloved dad and husband Im sure he will be greatly missed my thoughts and prayers are with you. Deepest sympathy Joanne

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