Vincent Matthew "Chip" Ambrosino, Sr., 71, of Howell passed away at home on Monday, May 28, 2018. He was born in Staten Island, raised in Mariners Harbor and settled in Howell. A proud Vietnam veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Chip was a very active volunteer in the Veterans Administration of New York. He worked as a foreman for the NY City Department of Sanitation for 28 years prior to his retirement in 1996. Chip also worked as a custodian at PS22 in Staten Island, and was a bouncer at Park Villa Nightclub and Motions in the early 80s. He was a great man, a good husband, and a loving father and grandfather. Chip had a big mouth, a big heart, and had a tough love approach. He was a man’s man who lived by the motto “once a Marine, always a Marine, Semper Fi”.
Chip is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Alva Ambrosino; children, Stacey Maiello and her husband, Michael of Colts Neck, Vincent “Chip” Ambrosino, Jr. and his wife, Debbie of Suffolk, VA, Daniel Ambrosino of Staten Island, and Maritza Barajas and her husband, Mark of Manalapan; ten grandchildren, Alexandra, Michael, Vincent, Johnathan, Genevieve, Vanessa, Casey, Samantha, Phoenix and Mark; and his little brother and best friend, Lawrence E. Ambrosino and his wife, Dorothy of Annadale, Staten Island.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 9:30 AM Funeral Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 31 Asbury Road, Farmingdale on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Interment will follow in Brigadier General Wm. C. Doyle NJ Veterans Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road, Arneytown. For those who desire, memorial contributions in Vincent’s name may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Post Office Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com