Friends may call Tuesday Oct. 30 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday Oct 31 at 10:00 AM in St Philip’s Church 1 Father Conlon Pl, Norwalk, CT.


Donations in her name may be made to: St. Philip’s Church Norwalk, CT and Jewish Senior Services 4200 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

Jean A. Vingo

May 23, 1923 - October 25, 2018

Jean (Jennie) A. Vingo, wife of the late Edward C. Vingo of Norwalk, passed away from natural causes October 25, at her residence at the Jewish Home in Bridgeport, CT. She was 95 years old.

Born on May 23, 1923 in Amherst, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Lenio Mientka. Jean spent her youth in the Amherst, Massachusetts area with her five siblings and surrounded by a large, extended Polish family. She married in 1945 and moved to Norwalk with her husband Edward, where she was a homemaker. She developed many friendships through the years she spent with customers at Vingo’s Market, which she and her husband owned for 39 years.

Along with her husband, Jean dedicated her life to raising her five children, especially her daughter Marta. Jean volunteered at the Lower Fairfield County Regional Center, where Marta became a resident later in life. She loved being a center of her grandchildren’s lives and enjoyed cooking weekly Sunday dinners where her family would gather. She took pride in her home. She found great joy in entertaining. Friends and family knew Jean to be a loving, generous, and giving person.

She will be missed but remembered by all whose lives she touched.

Jean is survived by sons Lewis and his late partner, Carol Mulhair of Norwalk; Robert and his wife Elaine of Cumming, GA; Patrick and his partner Linda of Bethany, CT; and Jeffrey and his wife Donna of Trumbull, CT. Jean is also survived by six grandchildren, Tricia Thompson and her husband, Michael of Johns Creek, Georgia; April Vingo of Hyannis, MA; Rebecca Pavia and her husband Anthony of Norwalk; Tracy Joyce and her husband Anthony of Wilmington, Massachusetts; Dan Vingo of New York City; and Carrie Vingo of Norwalk; three great-grandchildren, Emily, Rachel, and Andrea Thompson, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by her daughter Marta, daughter-in-law Carol Mulhair and her brother and sisters: John Mientka, Stanley Mientka, Chester Mientka, Stella Fensick, and Julia Bolton.

Friends may call Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 10:00 AM in St. Philip’s Church, 1 Father Conlon Pl, Norwalk, CT.

Donations in her name may be made to: St. Philip’s Church, Norwalk, CT and Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

  1. Dear Jeff,
    My sincerest sympathy. Mothers are very special people. I am very blessed to still have my mom, and I pray that she also live well into her 90’s. No amount of time is enough to have the love of a mother present in our lives. My heart goes out to you and your entire family. I will keep you all in my prayers.
    Kevin Carey

    October 27, 2018
    Kevin Carey -
  • We just learned of the passing of your mom.
    Our condolences to you and Donna.

    Aunt Flo, Maryanne and Virginia.

    October 27, 2018
    Maryanne Petrosino -
  • Dear Lewis, Bob, Jeff and Patrick,

    It was so sad to hear about your mom’s death. She was a kind, generous person who has left her footprint in the hearts of everyone who knew her.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


    October 28, 2018
    Mara Thompson -
  • Sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved mother.
    It is our prayer that God will guide you gently as we continue to lift the family in prayer.
    In love,

    October 28, 2018
    Lynette E. Johnson, RRM -
  • Dear Bobby and family, so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    October 29, 2018
    Laurita Symington DeSiena (Larrie), Stuart, FL -
  • To the Vingo Family;
    We, at JSS would like to extend our Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Mrs. Jennie Vingo. She was a lovely, Kind Person and will
    be Missed.

    November 5, 2018
    Teri Anderson -
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