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Eli’s Eatery: Korean Fusion Cuisine with a French Culinary Twist

MORRIS COUNTY — This past August 12, Eli’s Eatery celebrated its Grand Opening in The Galleria 10 Plaza, on Route 10 East in Parsippany.

Among the many dignitaries and guests on hand was Parsippany Mayor James Barberio, who proclaimed, “I’m happy to welcome another distinctive restaurant to Parsippany.  Parsippany has become a destination dining location.”  And in fact, Eli’s Eatery, a Korean Fusion restaurant, adds another exciting dimension to Parsippany’s already diverse and growing culinary scene, and another opportunity to continue our gastronomical adventures.

Eli’s Eatery (the former site of the OoLaLa! Vietnamese Kitchen) perched on a hill in the Galleria 10 Plaza, can be easy to miss as you travel along the highway, so keep your eyes peeled for the Plaza entrance, which is located between Power Mill Road and Route 53. Another visual landmark would be the large, prominent clock that towers over the small strip mall. Although Eli notes a Morris Plains address it is in fact located in the Township of Parsippany.

Chef Eleazar Martinez, Patrick Minutillo and David Oh

In November of 2022, I had the opportunity to review a wonderful new restaurant in Morris Plains: Woodham Korean BBQ. I was extremely impressed with Woodham, so when I learned that the new owners of Eli’s Eatery, Chef Eleazar “Eli” Martinez and proprietor David Oh, were opening their newest venture here in Parsippany, I immediately put it on my calendar.  I arrived at Eli’s with my usual group of fellow wannabe connoisseurs with high expectations.

On arrival, there is ample parking, and the attractive glass-fronted restaurant with the restaurant’s name emboldened in large red letters makes it easy to locate. On entry you encounter a contemporary, stylish, casual, modern-designed dining area; impeccably clean, bright, and airy. The natural ambient lighting from the full-sized front windows, along with the well-spaced seating arrangements and classy décor set the mood and ambiance for what was to be a warm, comfortable, and inviting dining experience.

On entry you encounter a contemporary, stylish, casual, modern-designed dining area; impeccably clean, bright, and airy.

Fifteen or so sparkling tables are thoughtfully spaced throughout the dining area.  The textured marble appearance of the tables adds a touch of elegance and is accentuated by the soft, black leather seating. The color scheme is coordinated and cozy with soft beige walls, recessed ceiling lighting, and a faux wooden plank-designed floor. Décor is simple, but classy, with Asian-themed pictures adorning the walls, along with a few thoughtfully placed plants and accent pieces. A large screen TV takes center stage on one wall, displaying rotating photos of the restaurant’s various dishes, while relaxing music plays, almost unnoticeably, in the background. It is obvious that interior design requires a lot of thought, planning, and experience.

We were graciously greeted by a smiling David Oh, immediately as we entered the restaurant. Mr. Oh offered us our choice of seating and quickly arranged two tables together to ensure our comfort. As we uncorked our wine (did I mention that Eli’s is a BYOB) and in my case, opened my Kloud Original Gravity beer; a popular Korean beer brewed in Seoul; water had arrived, along with chopsticks, utensils, and menus.  Mr. Oh was our server and he could not have been more accommodating, helpful, or knowledgeable. By this time Chef Eli had taken a moment to come out to welcome us to the restaurant, which I thought was a nice touch.

Korean Fried Chicken; double-fried chicken wings tossed in honey chili glaze and served with white daikon (squares of sour, vinegary, crunchy pickled radish that married with the fried chicken perfectly)

As always, the debate over shared appetizers began. Mr. Oh patiently answered any questions we had and offered recommendations, as we requested. Our eventual choices included the Korean Fried Chicken; double-fried chicken wings tossed in honey chili glaze and served with white daikon (squares of sour, vinegary, crunchy pickled radish that married with the fried chicken perfectly). WOW! Dukbokki; soft, chewy, rice cakes, sauteed in a sweet, savory, and spicy red chili sauce, with vegetables and beef. (A popular Korean street food), Korean Buns; hot, fluffy, soft, and moist steamed buns, loaded with coleslaw and shredded cucumber. Bursting with flavor! Not surprisingly, everything was devoured quickly, and every plate was clean. Every appetizer was outstanding, and a great kick-off to our yet-to-be-decided-upon entrees.

Kalbijim: simmered beef short ribs on the bone, in a ginger soy garlic sauce, served with daikon and carrots.

My entrée was Kalbijim: simmered beef short ribs on the bone, in a ginger soy garlic sauce, served with daikon and carrots. Kalbijim is an iconic Korean dish with a deep, savory, yet sweet flavor. The tender, juicy, fall-off-the-bone meat, served with an umami-packed broth, was loaded with mouth-watering flavor and melted in my mouth. You could taste the freshness in every bite.  An excellent and satisfying choice. The Kalbijim came with sides of brown rice, crispy Kimchi, pickled chayote, and broccoli. The broth also served as a wonderful gravy for that rice side dish. Lots of delightful flavors and textures pleasantly stimulate those taste buds.

Dol Sot Bibimbap: served in a sizzling hot stone bowl, with mixed rice, and assorted fresh and marinated vegetables, all mixed together with a spicy bibimbap sauce.

Mike F. went with the Bokkeumbap: wok-fried rice (brown or white), with egg, bean sprouts, corn, scallions, soy, and sesame. I’d like to add that all these entrees can be adjusted to add tofu, beef, or chicken, or you can make it vegetarian if you like, as well as your preferred spice level.

Bokkeumbap: wok-fried rice (brown or white), with egg, bean sprouts, corn, scallions, soy, and sesame

Mike Z. chose to go with the Bulgogi; a powerfully flavored and marinated ribeye tossed with zucchini, broccoli, and onions in a soy-sesame sauce, while Vin tried the Dol Sot Bibimbap; served in a sizzling hot stone bowl, with mixed rice, assorted fresh and marinated vegetables, all mixed together with a spicy bibimbap sauce. Each dish was beautifully prepared, plated, and presented, and the consensus among the group was that each and every dish not only met but exceeded expectations.

Following my meal, I took the opportunity to discuss the restaurant, and the menu, with both David Oh and Chef Eli, both very amiable individuals who are enthusiastic about their joint venture.  Their origin story goes back over 25 years. A friendship and partnership that developed at Woo Lae Oak in Soho continued at Bann in mid-town Manhattan, then the Woodham in Morris Plains, and now Eli’s Eatery. On their website, they state, “Eli and David’s latest venture is the much-loved Eli’s Eatery in Parsippany. This restaurant has become a testament to their gastronomic prowess and their commitment to bringing joy through food,”. After dining at their beautiful new eatery and speaking with both Mr. Oh and Chef Eli, I see the validity and sincerity in those words.

Chef Eleazar Martinez, or Chef Eli, as he likes to be called, is a trained culinary chef and a true artisan of food, which explains his unique, creative, and innovative approach to modern Korean fusion cuisine.  French cuisine is identified by the dining experience and is considered by many to be the most prestigious and respectable cuisine in the world. It requires careful presentation, elegance, and community. It is this knowledge, along with years of extensive training that has enabled the Chef to develop his own personal concept of Korean Fusion cuisine.

Even though the restaurant’s menu offers a large selection of traditional Korean classics, it is this French culinary influence, along with Chef Eli’s innovative concepts, that makes Eli’s Eatery stand out from the crowd. As I understand it, “traditional Korean flavors, with a French culinary influence, and a modern twist.”

And for those of you looking to go out for a nice dinner, but the kids want chicken tenders, a cheeseburger, PB&J, or the like, not a problem.  Eli’s Eatery offers a Kids’ Menu offering those delicacies, along with enough other kid favorites that should please everyone

Crispy Kimchi, Broccoli and Pickled Chayote.

For those unfamiliar or intimidated by Korean cuisine, you’re honestly missing out if you don’t try it. David Oh and/or Chef Eli will be more than happy to guide you along on your new culinary adventure. I highly recommend you stop in this beautiful new venue and enjoy the experience. I’m confident once you discover this cuisine, packed with flavor, you will be back.

Eli’s Eatery (Korean Fusion Restaurant) is located at 2569 Route 10 East, Morris Plains. (In Galleria 10 Plaza). Phone: (973) 206-1717; www.eliseatery.com; Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (7 days a week); Dine In – Take Out – BYOB; Free Parking – Free Wi-Fi – Outdoor Dining. Catering.

Reprinted from Parsippany Focus Magazine. October 2023. Click here to view.

Mail-In Ballot Drop Boxes are Now Open

PARSIPPANY — Voters who prefer to cast their vote in person but are unable to make it to the polls for the Election, can do so through mail-in voting. The General Election is on Tuesday, November 7. The local Ballot Drop office is located at Parsippany Municipal Building, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard.

Other Ballot Drop boxes located in Morris County:

  • Dover Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 37 North Sussex Street, Dover
  • East Hanover Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 411 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover
  • Florham Park Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 111 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park
  • Hanover Township Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 1000 Route 10, Whippany
  • Madison Public Safety Complex Ballot Drop Box; 62 Kings Road, Madison
  • Morris Plains Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 531 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains
  • Town of Boonton Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 100 Washington Street, Boonton
  • Boonton Township Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 155 Powerville Road, Boonton
  • Pequannock Municipal Complex Senior House; 530 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pequannock
  • Randolph Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph
  • Rockaway Boro Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 1 East Main Street, Rockaway Borough
  • Rockaway Township Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 65 Mount Hope Road, Rockaway
  • Roxbury Township Town Hall Ballot Drop Box; 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood
  • Washington Township Ballot Drop Box; 1 East Springtown Road in Washington Township
  • Wharton Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 10 Robert Street in Wharton
  • Mendham Boro Ballot Drop Box; 3 Cold Hill Rd, South in  Mendham,
  • Montville Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 195 Changebridge Road, Montville
  • Jefferson Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 1033 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge
  • Kinnelon Borough Town Hall Ballot Drop Box; 130 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon
  • Long Hill Town Hall Ballot Drop Box; 915 Valley Road in Gillette
  • Board of Elections Ballot Drop Box; 10 Court Street, Morristown
  • Morris Township Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 50 Woodland Avenue, Morris Township
  • Morristown Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 200 South Street, Morristown
  • Mount Olive Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 204 Flanders/Drakestown Road, Budd Lake
  • Mt. Arlington Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 419 Howard Blvd, Mount Arlington
  • Butler Boro Ballot Drop Box; 10 High Street, Butler
  • Chatham Boro Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 54 Fairmount Avenue, Chatham
  • Chatham Township Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham
  • Chester Township Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 1 Parker Road, Chester
  • Denville Municipal Building Ballot Drop Box; 1 St. Mary’s Place, Denville

    You can deposit your ballot approximately 45 days prior to each election. All Ballot Drop boxes will be closed at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

    Voters can track their ballots by clicking here for the NJ Department of State Division of Elections.

    For questions or concerns about voting, call the Morris County Clerk’s office at (973) 285-6066 or email them by clicking here.

Social Hub by Dhaba Celebrates Grand Opening in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY — In the heart of Parsippany-Troy Hills, the threads of hospitality, elegance, and culinary charm interwove to create a soft tapestry of celebration on Saturday, September 9. Local dignitaries and residents gathered with gleeful anticipation to witness the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of a new culinary treasure, The Social Hub by Dhaba; a premium restaurant and lounge adding to the sophisticated palate of the town.

A new culinary treasure, The Social Hub by Dhaba; a premium restaurant and lounge adds to the sophisticated palate of the town

The Social Hub whispered a promise of a serene haven where flavors would dance, and sports would come alive, all in a refined yet relaxed ambiance. This new restaurant and lounge softly opened its doors on May 31, giving a new identity to the location previously held by Houlihan’s, at 1735 Route 46 East.

Mayor James Barberio conveyed his wishes for success, highlighting the reflection of Parsippany’s diverse spirit in the restaurant’s varied and rich menu, “I wish you success,” he smiled, “Parsippany is a very diverse town, and the menu here seems just as varied!”

The culinary symphony at The Social Hub wove traditional Indian melodies with modern fusion beats, offering a gourmet experience surrounded by the elegance of a beautiful bar and lounge.

The culinary symphony at The Social Hub wove traditional Indian melodies with modern fusion beats, offering a gourmet experience surrounded by the elegance of a beautiful bar and lounge. As premium drinks were poured and savory appetizers were served, a gathering of local luminaries engaged in warm conversations and joyous celebrations. The ensemble was a representation of Parsippany’s spirit, including former Mayor Michael Soriano, Council Members, and various representatives from the Economic Development Advisory Committee and the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce.

Chairman Frank L. Cahill, with a gleaming plaque from Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development in hand, extended heartfelt congratulations and gratitude.

The air was filled with soft laughter and the clinking of glasses, as Chairman Frank L. Cahill presented a plaque from Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development, expressing heartfelt gratitude and wishes, “Congratulations on your grand opening! We want to express our gratitude for selecting Parsippany as the location for your business. We wish you success and prosperity in your new venture. Thank you for being a part of our community. Pride in Parsippany.”

The staff at Social Hub is a mosaic of vibrant individuals, each one possessing a unique charm and unwavering dedication to elevating the customer experience.

In this soft symphony of flavors and emotions, The Social Hub opened its arms, inviting all to experience a journey through the delicate balance of traditions and modernity, creating a harmonious blend of culinary brilliance and soft whispers of communal unity. It’s not just a restaurant; it’s a soothing embrace, a soft whisper of spices, and a gentle gathering place where every moment is a soft melody of joy and togetherness.

The establishment with its unique ambiance and gourmet offerings stands as a testament to the vibrant cultural tapestry of Parsippany.
Upon presenting a plaque from Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development, Chairman Frank Cahill said “Congratulations on your grand opening! We want to express our gratitude for selecting Parsippany as the location for your business. We wish you success and prosperity in your new venture. Thank you for being a part of our community. Pride in Parsippany.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

parsippany focus

What does Mayor Barberio seem to have in common with politicians including President Biden and Leader McConnell? Very little, except, perhaps, a shared concern with those gentlemen about appearing to voters to be old and out of touch with the concerns and aspirations of voters of all ages. 

However, unlike Mr. Biden and Mr. McConnell, Mayor Barberio, to his credit, seized the initiative and took action by securing the services of a tonsorial artist who, the Mayor believes, has successfully transformed his appearance.

Unfortunately, for Parsippany, the new-look Mayor’s outdated and self-serving governing approach remains mired in the past devoid of any creativity, common sense, and courage. 

For those traits, Parsippany residents need to look no further than Councilman Musella and his ongoing efforts to listen to and respond to residents’ concerns and ideas. That is an approach that is timeless.       

Bob Crawford

Kiwanis Food Truck Festival Offered a Day of Diverse Activities for All Ages

PARSIPPANY — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Successfully Hosted the 3rd Annual Food Truck & Community Festival at Veterans Memorial Park on September 9.

Empanada Guy Steals the Show, Winning Over Attendees with Delectable Offerings

In addition to the amazing food and live music from Naughty Humphrey and Twisted Charm, attendees shopped from local craft vendors, jumped on a bungee trampoline, got a henna tattoo, played with sand art, and more!

Even as weather shortens the event, nearly 1,000 attendees ensure the fundraiser’s success: a grateful acknowledgment from President Nicolas Limanov to sponsors, volunteers, and participants.

For more information on the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, click here.

Atlantic Health Systems sponsored the event.
Zen Dental Enlightens Attendees with Insightful Dental Tips and Guidance at the Event


Sunrise ShopRite Continues Its Legacy of Support for the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany and Numerous Other Parsippany Organizations
Parsippany Police Department Engages with the Community, Distributing Items to Attendees at the Kiwanis Food Truck Festival

Sal Pocchia Honored for Lifetime Achievement of Five Gallons of Blood Donation

PARSIPPANY — Sal Pocchia, an employee of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, achieved the remarkable milestone of donating a lifetime total of five gallons of blood.

Mayor James Barberio honored this commendable act at the Township Council meeting on Tuesday, September 19, by bestowing upon him a certificate of recognition.

Mayor Barberio commended Sal’s altruistic contributions, noting, ‘Sal Pocchia’s generous donations have profoundly affected numerous lives over the years, especially benefiting neonatal patients who react to specific enzymes in Sal’s blood.’

The Mayor took this opportunity to inspire more individuals to emulate Sal’s spirit of giving and contribute by donating blood.”

Potential Tropical Storm: Parsippany Office of Emergency Vigilantly Monitors Developing Weather Conditions

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany Office of Emergency Management continues to closely monitor the potential impacts of a developing Tropical Storm Ophelia off the Southeast Coast.

At the time of this update, there are currently no weather-related warnings for the Township of Parsippany.

The effects of this storm have been modified and are currently forecasted to be 2-4” of rain with locally heavier amounts possible, a slight chance of flash flooding, and winds between 10-20mph with gusts up to 30mph.

Step Up Family Services Celebrates the Inauguration of New Location with a Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting Event

PARSIPPANY  — Step Up Family Services Celebrates the Inauguration of New Location with a Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting event at 239 New Road, Suite A-302, Parsippany.

Staci Chmielewski, LCSW, Clinical Director, John Vitug, BCBA, co-founder Step Up Behavioral Services, Mayor James Barberio, Dr. David Timpanaro, founder and CEO, Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Chairman Frank Cahill, Parsippany-Troy Hills Councilman Justin Musella and Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member Nicolas Limanov cutting the ribbon

On hand for the occasion were Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor James Barberio, Parsippany-Troy Hills Councilman Justin Musella, Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Chairman Frank Cahill, and Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member Nicolas Limanov.

During the ceremony, Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Chairman Frank Cahill presented a plaque to Dr. David Timpanaro and said “Congratulations on your grand opening! We want to express our gratitude for selecting Parsippany as the location for your business. We wish you success and prosperity in your new venture. Thank you for being a part of our community!”

Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Committee presented a plaque during the celebration

Step Up Family Services is dedicated to serving communities throughout New Jersey by offering a spectrum of services including In-Home therapy, ABA services, outpatient counseling, social skills enhancement, and various other group programs. They hold a firm belief in collective empowerment and mutual growth, aiming to elevate each child, family, and individual they collaborate with, enabling them to achieve their set goals. Their philosophy is entrenched in the idea of stepping up together to face challenges and find solutions.

Everyone experiences moments when a listening ear is crucial, and at times, more structured support is needed. Their experienced team offers effective, individualized services, meeting individuals at their points of need with a unique and tailored approach. Every requirement is addressed with a collaborative strategy, ensuring the formulation of a suitable treatment plan.

They strive to assist individuals in discovering healing, revitalizing energy, and recognizing their innate strengths. They embrace an approach of a partnership involving children, families, providers, and community members, concentrating on listening to concerns and tailoring treatment plans accordingly.

Step Up Family Services Celebrates the Inauguration of New Location with a Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting event at 239 New Road, Suite A-302, Parsippany.

The organization is led by Dr. David Timpanaro, founder and CEO, Lia Timpanaro, the Program Director, John Vitug, BCBA, co-founder of Step Up Behavioral Services, and Staci Chmielewski, LCSW, Clinical Director. They vow to accompany you through every step of your journey, helping you evolve through your struggles, leverage your strengths, build a supportive network, and progress to where you aspire to be.

Step Up Family Services pledges to uphold values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, providing a protective and supportive environment for all staff and clients. They foster a culture where individuals are valued based on their skills and contributions, without discrimination based on race, nationality, sexuality, gender, or religion. By connecting on a deeper, empathetic level, they aim to empower one another and ascend collectively as a unified community.

Step Up Family Services can be reached by calling (973) 298-0763 or click here to visit their website.

Mount Tabor and Lake Hiawatha Fire Departments Conduct Joint Rapid Intervention Drill; Showcase Proficiency to Parsippany Town Council

PARSIPPANY  — The Mount Tabor and Lake Hiawatha Fire Departments engaged in a collaborative drill focusing on Rapid Intervention on Thursday, September 21. The concept of a Rapid Intervention Company (RIC) is pivotal in firefighting services; it’s a dedicated team whose primary responsibility is to assist if a firefighter is imperiled during a fire operation. This particular training is paramount within the firefighting community, with these departments being among the select few in Morris County proficient in RIC operations.

The fire departments welcomed members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council to witness their crews in action during this drill, offering an in-depth view of their operational methods and readiness. They were also open to addressing any queries posed during the event. Council Vice President Michael dePierro and Councilman Justin Musella marked their presence at this event, enhancing its significance.

Council Vice President Michael dePierro had a hands-on experience as he participated in a demonstration during the joint drill focused on Rapid Intervention by Mount Tabor and Lake Hiawatha Fire Departments.

Bryan Crawford, Chief, of Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department, voiced the mutual sentiments, stating, “We frequently encounter each other at various dinners and fundraisers throughout the year; however, extending an invitation to the Parsippany Township Council for a live training session at the Morris County Fire Academy seemed mutually advantageous.”

Fire department members devoutly invest hundreds of hours annually in training, responding to emergencies, and participating in community events. Their dedication is not confined to the town’s boundaries as many Parsippany agencies routinely extend their support to neighboring towns during emergencies, enhancing mutual aid and cooperation.

For those interested in learning more about the efforts and operations of the Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department and the Lake Hiawatha Fire Department, additional information is available here for Mount Tabor and here for Lake Hiawatha.

This event not only served as a display of the departments’ capability and commitment but also as an educational platform for the community and council members, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the indispensable services provided by these departments.

Vincent P. Fox, Jr.: Pillar of Parsippany Community, Devoted Family Man, and Advocate for Public Service, Passes Away

PARSIPPANY  — Vincent P. Fox, Jr., 80, a beloved brother, father, grandfather, friend, and pillar of the community, passed away, surrounded by family, on Monday, September 18, 2023. Vincent was born in Pittsburgh, PA, to the late Gertrude “Sally” Fox Braun and the late Vincent P. Fox.

Vincent was a loving Brother to Barbara Bullwinkel, Susan Turner, and Maryann Fox (In Law). He is also survived by his former spouse and mother of his children, Patricia Fox. He was predeceased by his brothers, John and Robert.

The Fox Family moved to New Jersey settling in Parsippany where Vincent spent the majority of his 80 years. Vincent had fond memories of growing up in Lake Parsippany.

As a father, Vincent was exceptional, instilling in his children, Nicole Fox-Beadle (Jim), Vincent Fox (Ingrid), and Danielle Fox (Benjamin), the values of integrity, perseverance, and the importance of family. He was a source of wisdom and support, guiding them through life’s challenges and celebrating their triumphs. Vincent was a doting grandfather to Nathalia, Padraig, Brennan, and Jameson cherishing every moment spent with them. Affectionately known as Daideo to his grandkids, he loved playing with them in the pool, teaching them archery, and coin collecting, and working with them on Social Studies projects.

Vincent shared his heart and his wisdom with everyone. He acted as a father figure to many of his nephews and nieces. Vincent’s heart extended beyond his family. He leaves behind many close friends that he considered family. Equal parts confidant and storyteller, Vincent was engaging and loved his fireside chats as much as dancing the night away.
Vincent was an avid outdoorsman and a self-professed “student of politics interested in sharing his opinion.” Vincent’s calling was in public service, before opening up his own Consulting Firm, Environmental Strategies, he served as the President of the Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter, Deputy Director of the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission, and Second Lieutenant in the National Guard.

Vincent also assisted many friends, including his late brother, John, in running for elected office at the local, county, and state levels of government.

Vincent was a long-time aid, and friend, to the late Assemblyman Alex DeCroce and the late Congressman Dean Gallo.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Liturgy of Christian Burial, a celebration of his life, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, at St. Christopher R.C. Church, 1050 Littleton Road, Parsippany.

Visiting hours are on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany.

(In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Vincent’s memory to the Deidre House, 8 Court Street, Morristown, New Jersey 07960.